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Lewis gun crew683 viewsA Lewis gun crew in a firing position during a training exercise prior to WW2. Notice the Vickers steel helmet the two soldiers are wearing.This helmet was introduced into the Defence forces in 1927 until 1939.
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Officer sword drill683 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer with his sword drawn and being held vertically. Taken in McKee Barracks in 1927 for a Sword Drill Manual. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott.
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Cavalry Corps recruits682 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Trooper and a Cavalry Corps recruits sitting facing each other on a motorbike while the Trooper is playing an accordion. Possibly taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks between 1930-1960.
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Home673 viewsGraveyard scene
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25th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class671 viewsPhotograph of the 25th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 15th February 2007
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26th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class671 viewsPhotograph of the 26th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 19th June 2008
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Firing party preparing to fire a volley of shots at Arbour Hill Barracks670 viewsGuard of honour at Arbour Hill Barracks, standinf to the front is a firing party preparing to fire a volley of shots, taken during a ceremony to commemorate the execution of the 1916 rising leaders sometime in the 1920s.
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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.669 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Infantry Captain shaking hands with a recruit. In the background a Ford Armoured Cars and truck can be seen. Taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, sometime between 1958-1968.
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Gibraltar669 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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Nice669 viewsIn Nice harbour (France) the L.E. Macha prepares to swing around prior to berthing.
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Gymnast in Cathal Brugha Barracks gymnasium.665 viewsGymnast performing a forward flip on a vaulting horse in the Gymnasium, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. The Soldiers name and date of the glass plate negative is unknown.
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Officer sword drill, McKee Barracks, Dublin.662 viewsGlass plate negative showing an unmounted officer with his sword drawn resting on shoulder his left shoulder, under supervision of Captain Nolan at McKee Barracks, Dublin, in 1927.
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IEMA-P-096-043660 viewsA rare shot of a Mortar Crew. Mortars were in very short supply. Total Stocks in March 1940 were forty eight (48) Brandt 81 mm and one (1) Brandt 60mm. A further fifty (50) 3-Inch Mortars were supplied by Britain in late 1943. This photograph was taken during a live firing practice in the Comeragh Mountains – 09 September 1944.
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Gibraltar659 viewsGroup taken on the occasion of the visit of officers of the L.E. Macha to the Colonial Hospital in Gibraltar. Left to Right (standing) Matron O'Reilly, Sister Maureen Gillan (kneeling), Belle Johnston.
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Artillery recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.656 viewsGlass plate negative showing two recruits receiving a lesson from their instructing NCO on how to load an artillery round into a 25 pounder field gun.
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"port Arms" for inspection656 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier conducting part of a movement that was to be carried out once given the command "Port Arms", taken in November 1924.
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Officer sword drill654 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer dismounted with his sword drawn, held horizontally to the right at shoulder height.Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, in 1927. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Captain O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan.
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Officer sword drill653 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer mounted on horseback with his Sword drawn at the salute in McKee Barracks, Dublin. Conducted under supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Captain O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan.Taken on the 16 August 1927.
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Tug of war team in training651 viewsGlass plate negative showing a tug of war team training. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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Officer sword drill649 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer with his sword drawn and extended vertically into the air. Taken at McKee Barracks, Dublin in 1927, for use in a Sword Drill Manual. Conducted under the supervision Comdt scott (Training).
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IEMA-P-096-007648 viewsThe quartermaster waits by the roadside to provide welcoms nourishment to the marching troops – near Dunmore East, Co. Wexford – 16 July 1942.
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Recruits training.648 viewsGlass plate negative showing a two star corporal giving a lesson to an Officer, a three star private and two recruits on how to check the oil on a Jeep. In the background are some bren gun carriers.
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Officer sword drill645 viewsGlass plate negative showing an unmounted officer with his sword drawn and his arm extended horizontally to the left side. Taken in McKee Barracks in 1927 for a Sword Drill Manual. Conducted under supervision Comdt Scott.
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Gibraltar644 viewsGroup on board L.E. Macha on occasion of visit of His Lordship, Most Rev Dr Fitzgerald, Bishop of Gibraltar. Left to Right: Fr Devlin, Comdr T. MacKenna (Irish Naval Service), His Lordship.
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Gibraltar643 viewsGroup including the officers of the H.M.S. Childers taken on board the L.E. Macha at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar640 viewsBringing aboard the rations at Gibraltar (L.E. Macha)
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Gibraltar639 viewsOn bridge of L.E. Macha entering Gibraltar
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Nice639 viewsThe L.E. Macha pulls away from the quayside at Nice, 6/9/48
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The Salvage Corps dismantling a British Rest Camp.638 viewsGlass plate negative showing men of the Salvage Corps demolishing a British Army Rest Camp near the London and North Western Hotel, North Wall in Dublin, sometime in 1923.
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Gibraltar638 viewsL.E. Macha entering the harbour at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar637 viewsThe L.E. Macha is passed out by a destroyer heading for England from Gibraltar
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Gibraltar637 viewsGroup taken just before L.E. Macha left Gibraltar for home
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Gibraltar637 viewsLooking towards the Admiralty Tower from the deck of the Macha in the Naval dockyard, Gibraltar
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"Old Lime Pit" lookout post in the south of Ireland.636 viewsGlass plate negative showing an "Old Lime Pit" at Rathduff in County Cork. This was a sentry position overlooking a double railway. Six soldiers with Lee Enfield Rifles can be seen providing over-watch security for the train crossing the bridge at their location. An Officer can be seen overlooking the sentries ensuring they are providing adequate over-watch.For more information see An tÓglách Volume 1 No 5 (new Series) 21st April 1923.
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RPRMC Disbandment Parade636 viewsGlass plate negative showing General Mulcahy and General McMahon receiving the National flag and unit Colours at the Disbandment Parade for the RPRMC.
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Gibraltar635 viewsNew Guard marches to take over at the Governor's residence at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar634 viewsGroup taken at Colonial Hospital, Gibraltar on occasion of visit of officers from L.E. Macha
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Boxing training.630 viewsTwo men in boxing attire sparing while a referee looks on. Location, names and date is unknown.
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Gibraltar630 viewsWardroom of H.M.S. Childers at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar629 viewsView of Gibraltar harbour, US destroyers are seen leaving
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Gibraltar629 viewsStoring away the rations at Gibraltar (L.E. Macha)
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Gibraltar629 viewsS/Lt O. Byrne in Wardroom of H.M.S. Childers at Gibraltar
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Nice629 viewsIrish sailors of the L.E. Macha marching to Sunday morning Mass in Nice (France) 5/9/48
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Nice629 viewsL.E. Macha pulls away from the quayside at Nice (France)
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IEMA-P-096-030627 viewsCamp Guard awaiting the arrival of the Orderly Officer – 25th Battalion line, Bawnjames Military Camp, New Ross, Co. Wexford – 16 August 1942.
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Reverse view of the correct wearing of battlefield webbing 1924.627 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier demonstrating the correct way to wear battlefield webbing with a great coat attached under the supervision of Commandant McManus.
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Arms Muzzle and bore examination627 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier demonstrating the correct movement to conduct once given the command to report arms for inspection. Once this movement was completed an NCO or Officer would inspect the muzzle and bore for ammunition or dirt. Taken in November 1924.
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Gibraltar624 viewsL.E. Macha prepares to enter Gibraltar harbour
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Gibraltar624 viewsShopping in Gibraltar
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Gibraltar623 viewsSan Roque, Spain, from roadway leading to La Linea
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Gibraltar622 viewsGibraltar from the decks of the L.E. Macha
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Present Arms(1924 Drill)621 viewsGlass plate negative showing an enlisted soldier "presenting arms" with a Lee Enfield rifle November 1924.
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Slope Arms position 3 620 viewsGlass plate negative showing an enlisted soldier demonstrating the correct position to hold the Lee Enfield rifle while conducting the third movement of the "Slope Arms" command. For instructional purposes each command would be broken down into parts, each part would of been photographed and inserted into an instructional manual.
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Gibraltar620 viewsScene in Wardroom of H.M.S. Childers at Gibraltar
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Nice620 viewsRatings and Petty Officers of the L.E. Macha forming up outside the Church of Our Lady of Notre Dame, Nice (France) after attending Mass, 5/9/48
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Gibraltar619 viewsView of Gibraltar from the Spanish customs
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Nice619 viewsUndertaker's party screwing down the lid of the outer coffin containing the body of Yeats - scene outside the mortuary in the cemetery at Roquebrune (France). Figure on left is that of gravedigger. Other civilian is M/ Otto, poet and lawyer of Mentone, who delivered farewell oration.
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Gibraltar618 viewsRations coming aboard the L.E. Macha at Gibraltar
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IEMA-P-067-031617 viewsHurry up and wait! Packing up bivouacs and blankets after an overnight Camp, Flood Hall, Kilkenny – 24 August 1944.
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Gibraltar615 viewsGeneral view of Gibraltar harbour
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