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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.665 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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Platoon in "T" formation663 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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24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class662 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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Gibraltar661 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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Gymnast in Cathal Brugha Barracks gymnasium.655 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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Firing party preparing to fire a volley of shots at Arbour Hill Barracks655 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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Nice647 viewsIn Nice harbour (France) the L.E. Macha prepares to swing around prior to berthing.
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26th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class644 viewsPhotograph of the 26th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 19th June 2008
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Gibraltar644 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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Officer sword drill, McKee Barracks, Dublin.642 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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Artillery recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.641 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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25th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class641 viewsPhotograph of the 25th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 15th February 2007
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IEMA-P-096-043640 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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Tug of war team in training640 viewsGlass plate negative showing a tug of war team training. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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Recruits training.637 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 drill636 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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Officer sword drill636 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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Home636 viewsGraveyard scene
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Gibraltar636 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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Officer sword drill635 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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"port Arms" for inspection633 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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IEMA-P-096-007631 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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Officer sword drill629 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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RPRMC Disbandment Parade625 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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The Salvage Corps dismantling a British Rest Camp.622 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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"Old Lime Pit" lookout post in the south of Ireland.621 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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Nice620 viewsThe L.E. Macha pulls away from the quayside at Nice, 6/9/48
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Gibraltar619 viewsGroup including the officers of the H.M.S. Childers taken on board the L.E. Macha at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar618 viewsOn bridge of L.E. Macha entering Gibraltar
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Gibraltar618 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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Boxing training.617 viewsTwo men in boxing attire sparing while a referee looks on. Location, names and date is unknown.
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Gibraltar617 viewsThe L.E. Macha is passed out by a destroyer heading for England from Gibraltar
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Gibraltar617 viewsBringing aboard the rations at Gibraltar (L.E. Macha)
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Gibraltar616 viewsL.E. Macha entering the harbour at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar615 viewsGroup taken just before L.E. Macha left Gibraltar for home
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Nice614 viewsIrish sailors of the L.E. Macha marching to Sunday morning Mass in Nice (France) 5/9/48
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Reverse view of the correct wearing of battlefield webbing 1924.613 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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Gibraltar612 viewsGroup taken at Colonial Hospital, Gibraltar on occasion of visit of officers from L.E. Macha
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IEMA-P-096-030611 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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Gibraltar611 viewsNew Guard marches to take over at the Governor's residence at Gibraltar
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Arms Muzzle and bore examination609 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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Gibraltar609 viewsS/Lt O. Byrne in Wardroom of H.M.S. Childers at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar609 viewsLooking towards the Admiralty Tower from the deck of the Macha in the Naval dockyard, Gibraltar
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Nice609 viewsL.E. Macha pulls away from the quayside at Nice (France)
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Gibraltar608 viewsWardroom of H.M.S. Childers at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar607 viewsView of Gibraltar harbour, US destroyers are seen leaving
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Gibraltar606 viewsStoring away the rations at Gibraltar (L.E. Macha)
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Gibraltar603 viewsL.E. Macha prepares to enter Gibraltar harbour
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Gibraltar603 viewsShopping in Gibraltar
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Gibraltar602 viewsSan Roque, Spain, from roadway leading to La Linea
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IEMA-P-067-031600 viewsHurry up and wait! Packing up bivouacs and blankets after an overnight Camp, Flood Hall, Kilkenny – 24 August 1944.
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Gibraltar600 viewsGibraltar from the decks of the L.E. Macha
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Nice600 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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Ceremonial Parade at Arbour Hill Barracks on the 10th anniversary of the the execution of IRA leaders of 1916.599 viewsGlass plate negative showing a firing party and an army band at the graveside of executed IRA leaders of 1916 at Arbour Hill Barracks in 1926
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Rope Climbing598 viewsGlass plate negative showing a recruit climbing a rope in a gymnasium wearing his combat webbing with scabbard attached and "Tommy" helmet, taken during or after the Emergency period.
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Gibraltar598 viewsScene in Wardroom of H.M.S. Childers at Gibraltar
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Slope Arms position 3 597 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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Gibraltar597 viewsView of Gibraltar from the Spanish customs
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Gibraltar596 viewsRations coming aboard the L.E. Macha at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar596 viewsGeneral view of Gibraltar harbour
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