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30th Cadet Class 1955-1957755 viewsPhotograph of the 30th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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A repair train preparing to leave Cork City.755 viewsGlass plate negative showing two soldiers from the RPRMC preparing to leave Cork City. Taken sometime between 1922 and 1924
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RPRMC Disbandment Parade.755 viewsGeneral Mulcahy on the review stand saluting as the RPRMC march past at the Disbandment parade in 1924.
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19th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class753 viewsPhotograph of the 19th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 10th November 2000
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L.E. Macha752 viewsPainting on board the L.E. Macha at sea
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36th Cadet Class and Military Instructor751 views36th Cadet Class and Military Instructors, 1961 – 1963 (Courtesy of DFTC)
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22nd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class751 viewsPhotograph of the 22nd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 17th December 2003
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Repairing the Douglas Viaduct, Cork.749 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers from the Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps repairing the Douglas Viaduct in Cork that was damaged during the Civil War. For more information see An tOglach Vol 1 No 5 (new Series) 21st April 1923.
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16th Young Officers Wings Course749 viewsPhotograph of the 16th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 17th June 1983
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L.E. Macha749 viewsThere's a bird - with feathers on - in this picture!
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09th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class748 viewsPhotograph of the 9th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 24th September 1976
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Fitting of the issued belt 1924747 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier from the 26th Infantry Battalion demonstrating how to fit and wear the army issue belt, under the supervision of Commandant McManus.
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An tUachtarán, Eamon DeValera and President John F. Kennedy746 viewsAn tUachtarán, Eamon DeValera, formally welcomes President John F. Kennedy “A Uachtaráin Uasail. In aimn mhuintir na h-Eireann uile agus thar a gceann cuirim céad míle fáilte romhat […]”, Dublin Airport (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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17th Young Officers Course746 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Young Officers Course taken on their "Wings day" on the 3rd February 1984
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L.E. Macha743 viewsPorpoises don't make good sitters for photographs
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L.E. Macha741 viewsPorpoises don't make good sitters for photographs
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29th Cadet Class 1954-1956739 viewsPhotograph of the 29th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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Nice736 viewsQuartermaster Hickey at the wheel of the L.E. Macha en route for Nice
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Artillery soldier, McKee Barracks.732 viewsAn artillery soldier (Recruit) posing for a photograph in McKee barracks sometime between 1940-1960. Notice the white lanyard and artillery collar badges on his uniform.
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Recruits training.730 viewsGlass plate negative showing three recruits being given a lesson on signal equipment from a two star NCO sometime between 1930-1965.
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06th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class730 viewsPhotograph of the 6th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" in July 1973
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17th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class730 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 12th June 1998
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23rd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class728 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 16th September 2004
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An tUachtarán Eamon DeValera and President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport727 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, accompanied by An tUachtarán, Eamon DeValera acknowledges the assembled crowds gathered at Dublin Airport, following the welcome reception on the tarmac of Dublin Airport, (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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18th Cadet Class 1944-1946727 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport723 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, accompanied by Captain Byrne and Colonel M. Hefferon (A.D.C. to President Kennedy) concluding inspection of the Guard of Honour drawn from the Eastern Command, Dublin Airport (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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Short Service Class 1939723 viewsPhotograph of members from the "Short Service Class" taken at Baldonnell Aerodrome in 1939 on their "Wings day"
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04th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class722 viewsPhotograph of the 4th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 16th September 1969
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Nice722 viewsThe L.E. Macha clears the harbour at Nice, 6/9/48

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Recruits swimming lesson721 viewsGlass plate negative showing a section of recruits receiving a diving lesson, an instructor can be seen on the left describing what the diver on the diving board is doing.
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18th Young Officers Wings Course721 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" in April 1986
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22nd Young Officers Wings Course719 viewsPhotograph of the 22nd Young Officers Wings Course on the "Wings day" the 24th July 1990
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The salute with rifle718 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier demonstrating the salute with arms.Photographed under supervision of Colonel P O'Connor and Major T Lalor of the Training and Operations branch at the tennis grounds in General Head Quarters on the 1st May 1925.
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24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class716 viewsPhotograph of the 24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th March 2006
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29th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class715 viewsPhotograph of the 29th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 14th December 2012
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew714 viewsVolunteer Force Artillery gun crew being put through their drills under the supervision from a Regular Army NCO. Soldiers can be seen turning an 18-pdr field gun outside of the Officers Mess in McKee Barracks, Dublin, sometime between 1934-1939. These particular 18-pdr field guns were provided to the National Army by the British Forces in June 1922.
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13th Young Officers Wings Course714 views2/LT Brendan Keegan, 13th Young Officers Course, receiving his "Wings" on wings day the 23rd March 1972.
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Kit ready for inspection.713 viewsGlass plate negative of a soldier kit ready for inspection. The glass plate shows the soldiers Lee Enfield rifle, combat webbing with scabbard attached, uniform, issued mug and plate, and bedding. Possible taken between 1922-1950
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21st Young Officers Wings Course713 viewsPhotograph of the 21st Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 2nd June 1989
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23rd Young Officers Wings Course713 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Young Officers Wings Course on their "Wings day" the 14th June 1991
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20th Young Officers Wings Course712 viewsPhotograph of the 20th Young Officers Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 24th June 1988
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Recruit weapons training709 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Corporal demonstrating how to fire a practice grenade (Anti-tank) from a Lee Enfield Rifle to a group of eight recruits holding Lee Enfield rifles with grenades attached, wearing battlefield webbing.
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67th Cadet Class 1990-92709 views
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28th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class709 viewsPhotograph of the 28th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th December 2010
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IEMA-P-067-025708 viewsOfficers of the 25th Battalion relaxing after lunch outside their headquaters, Bawnjames House, New Ross – 07 June 1942. The emergency brought together not alone those who had fought in 1916 and the War of Independence but also those who who had fought on opposing sides during the Civil War.
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04th Young Officers Wings Class704 viewsPhotograph of the 4th Young Officers Wings Class taken on their "Wings day" the 22nd June 1946
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Two boxers sparing.703 viewsTwo soldiers in boxing attire sparing. Note the height and reach difference. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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07th Young Officers Wings Course702 viewsPhotograph of the 7th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" in 1964
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Cavalry Corps recruits701 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Cavalry Corps recruit standing on the foot pegs of a BS motorcycle while aiming a Lee Enfield rifle into the air. Possibly taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks between 1930-1960.
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IEMA-P-067-022699 viewsThe critical shortage of equipment was exemplified by the lack of anti-armour weapons. In March 1940, the army possessed one 57 mm anti-tank gun and fourty-one Boyes .55inch anti-tank rifles. Only a further 6 guns and 100 rifles were delievered by the end of the Emergency.
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Horse on Bridle, McKee Barracks.697 viewsGlass plate negative showing a horse named "Vixen" on the bridle being held by a soldier from the Equitation school, which was under the command of the Supply and Transport Corps at that time.
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Guarding the Railways 697 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers from the Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps (RPRMC) constructing a protected dugout trench using sandbags and shovels, beside a railway line. These soldiers are being supervised by an armed Officer carrying a pistol.
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Hurling team in Croke Park695 viewsAn army hurling team sitting and posing for a picture with a gunner and other uniformed men and civilians in front of a stand in Croke Park, Dublin.
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Cork Command hurling team 1924694 viewsCork Command hurling team which defeated General Headquarters team in the semi-final of the Army Chaplain's Cup. For more information see An tOglach Vol II No 1 (New Series) January 12 1924 page 16 - 17 Army Athletic Association Army Hurling.
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24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class693 viewsPhotograph of the 24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th March 2006. See also IE/MA/RACCC/024
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Platoon in "T" formation691 viewsGlass plate negative showing a platoon of soldiers preparing to form up in "T" formation.Supervised by Col O'Connell, Army School of Instruction, Curragh Camp, in conjunction with Captain Fulham. Taken at the Curragh plains, Kildare, on 27th January 1928.
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Company quarter master sergeant making a hurl.687 viewsGlass plate negative showing a company quarter master sergeant (CQMS) from the 4th battalion, Southern Command showing how to make a hurl.
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Guard of Honour 686 viewsSoldiers preparing for a Guard of Honour possibly on the grounds of St Patrick's College in Maynooth, Dublin. Note their weapons rifles are placed on the ground in front of them in the position that they are to fall back into. Clerical men can be seen beside the soldiers and also talking to Officers in front of the Soldiers. The "Tommy" helmets the soldiers are wearing indicate that this picture was taken after 1939.
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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport685 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, accompanied by Captain Byrne and Colonel M. Hefferon (A.D.C. to President Kennedy) during his inspection of the Guard of Honour drawn from the Eastern Command, Dublin Airport (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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Gibraltar685 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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