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Tug of war team in training757 viewsGlass plate negative showing a tug of war team training. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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Nice757 viewsView from the top of the terraced cemetery of Roquebrune, where Yeats was buried, looking out on the Mediterranean
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IEMA-P-096-043756 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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Platoon in square formation756 viewsA platoon practising their tactical drills,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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Gibraltar756 viewsGibraltar from Spanish roadway leading to La Linea
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Nice755 viewsView of graveyard
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Recruits outside the Army Equitation school, McKee Barracks.753 viewsA glass plate negative showing three recruits and a Corporal from the Supply and Transport Corps (S&T), holding the bridle of a horse, some time between 1931 and 1942 in McKee Barracks in Dublin.
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Artillery recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.750 viewsGlass plate negative showing seven recruits smoking while their training Corporal stands on the left hand side in McKee Barracks in Dublin. In the background is a 25 pounder field gun.
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Nice746 viewsParty of Irish sailors parade to mass on a Sunday morning in Nice
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Gibraltar740 viewsNew Guard marches to take over at the Governor's residence at Gibraltar
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Rope Climbing739 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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Nice735 viewsIrish sailors of the L.E. Macha marching to Sunday morning Mass in Nice (France) 5/9/48
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Infantry recruit in front of armoured car728 viewsGlass plate negative showing an infantry recruit being congratulated by a Company Sergeant (CS) in front of a Ford armoured car sometime between 1958 and 1968.
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Nice728 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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Arms Muzzle and bore examination727 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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On the range727 viewsGlass plate negative showing Irish soldiers firing Lee Enfield rifles on the range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare. c1930
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The Salvage Corps dismantling a British Rest Camp.724 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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IEMA-P-096-007723 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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Attention position third movement719 viewsGlass plate negative showing an enlisted soldier demonstrating the third movement to be conducted once given the command to stand to attention with arms, taken in November 1924.
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IEMA-P-096-005716 viewsAn improvised alter at Castle Annagh Camp outside New Ross – 05 July 1942. The Army fought a long battle with the Heirarchy to have chaplains appointed to units so that they could accompany the troops on exercise. The Bishops were not intailly in favour of priests travelling outside their dioceses.
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IEMA-P-067-012714 viewsA Vickers Machine Gun Crew. The Vickers and the lighter Lewis Gun, with the Lee Enfield Mark III rifle, were the main weapons of the infantry battalions.
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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks.713 viewsGlass plate negative showing six recruits standing at ease at the church in Cathal Brugha Barracks sometime between 1930-1960.
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Nice712 viewsGang-plank goes ashore from the first Irish warship, the L.E. Macha, to berth at any Mediterranean port. Seaman Joe Higgins of Youghal was first rating ashore on French soil
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Gibraltar711 viewsGeneral view of Gibraltar harbour
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Nice710 viewsIrish ratings and P.Os. Forming up outside the Church of Our Lady of Notre Dame in Nice
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Horse on Bridle709 viewsGlass plate negative showing a unknown horse on bridle in McKee Barracks.
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RPRMC Disbandment Parade706 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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IEMA-P-062-370703 viewsCompany officers holding an ‘O’ (orders) group prior to an attack on the ‘Enemy’.
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928702 viewsGlass plate negative of the Military International Jumping Competition held at Ballsbridge Show-Grounds during the Horse Show Week from the 7th August to 10th August 1928. Captain D Corry, Irish Army, can be seen taking the outer fence of the "Trap" on a horse called "Finghin" in the final round.
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Nice702 viewsFrench crowds at Nice interested in the L.E. Macha

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Nice699 viewsFrench crowds gather to watch the L.E. Macha berth at Nice
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IEMA-P-062-321696 viewsQuartermaster Brett, 25th Battalion, checking his ‘inventory’ of turkeys while based at Ballinamona Camp near Tramore, Co. Waterford – 04 September 1944.
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928695 viewsGlass plate negative of the Military International Jumping Competition which was held at Ballsbridge Show-Grounds during the Horse Show Week from the 7th August to 10th August 1928. Captain J G O'Dwyer of the Irish Army can be seen making a good clearance over the stile on a horse called "Cuchulain" in Final Round.
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IEMA-P-096-006690 viewsIce Cream comes to Camp Mount Pleasant, Co. Waterford – 18 July 1942.
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Unmounted officer with drawn sword held at shoulder height689 viewsSword drill under supervision of Capt Flanagan and Capt Nolan at McKee Barracks Dublin
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IEMA-P-062-375687 viewsTaking a well earned rest from turf cutting – Killamuck Camp, Abbeyleix, Co. Carlow. – 23 July 1943.
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928687 viewsGlass plate negative of the Military International Jumping Competition which was held at Ballsbridge Show-Grounds during the Horse Show Week from the 7th August to 10th August 1928. This particular glass plate shows Captain D Corry from Ireland taking the stone wall on a horse called "Roisin Dubh".
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Gymnastic display in a gymnasium687 viewsGymnastic display team conducting various movements in a unknown gymnasium.
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Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, County Kildare, 1926682 viewsA unit on Parade during the Wolfe Tone Commemoration in 1926. The soldiers in the rear are presenting arms with rifles while the Officers in the front are in the process of conducting the salute with sword.
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Ceremonial Parade at Arbour Hill Barracks on the 10th anniversary of the the execution of IRA leaders of 1916.673 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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IEMA-P-062-357672 viewsNot all fun and games, hard work was necessary.
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Officer sword drill671 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer with is sword drawn. Conducted under the supervision of a Captain Nolan at McKee Barracks, Dublin in 1927 for a sword drill manual.
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IEMA-P-067-010668 viewsCatching up with the news.
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Cross country race668 viewsA Glass plate negative showing a cross country race possibly in the Phoenix Park racecourse in Dublin.
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Recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.668 viewsA section of recruits standing at ease outside the equitation school in McKee Barracks.
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Runners reaching finishing line664 viewsThe winner of a running race crossing the finish line closely followed by second and third runners as soldiers observe from the sidelines. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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Dalymount Park663 viewsAerial photograph of Dalymount Park
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Officer sword drill663 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer mounted on horseback with his sword drawn, right arm extended to side, sword held vertically. Taken at McKee Barracks, Dublin. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Capt O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan on the 16 August 1927
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An armoured train.663 viewsGlass plate negative showing a flat wagon with an armoured protective housing, a 0-6-0 steam locomotive and a six wheeled brake wagon.
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RPRMC Disbandment Parade663 viewsGlass plate negative showing General Mulcahy and Major Russell, O/C RPRMC, inspection the soldiers of the RPRMC at their Disbandment parade sometime in 1924.
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Infantry squad with Lewis gun in arrow head formation663 viewsGlass plate negative showing a section of soldiers practising their tactical drills. This formation was know as the "arrow head" formation. Note the "Vickers helmets", Lee Enfield rifles and Lewis Machine guns.
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IEMA-P-062-309662 viewsCaption – Back to ‘Civvy Street’ 1946
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew658 viewsVolunteer Force Artillery Gun crew being put through their drills on an 18-pdr field gun, by a Regular army NCO. Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, on the parade square in front of the Officers Mess sometime between 1934-1939.
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Tug of war team in Croke Park657 viewsGlass plate negative showing the a tug of war team in Croke Park, Dublin during a competition with a referee closely observing what is happening.
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Dash First position 657 viewsArmy Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags). This signal was the command to "Dash to First Position".Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of Army Signal Corps for use in Signal Corps Bulletin, taken on the 20 May 1927.
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68th Cadet Class 1991-93656 views
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Gymnast in Cathal Brugha Barracks gymnasium.655 viewsGymnast in mid air over 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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Fitzmaurice and other Air Corps Personnel in Front of Aircraft652 viewsGlass plate copy negative of officers of the Irish Air Corps standing in front of a Bristol Fighter. Officers are named from left to right: Lorcan C. Gogan, John Hume, Oscar A. Heron, Edward F. Stapleton, William P. Delamere, James C. Fitzmaurice, Daniel J. McKeown, Nicholas E. Fogarty, Frederick S. Crossley, Dr. Theo McWeeney, Serge Barnes, Arthur G. Russell, Gerard J. Carroll, Bryan McSweeney, Patrick F. McGrath and Timothy J. Prenderville.
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Boxing ring and chairs for spectators651 viewsGlass plate negative showing a boxing ring and chairs ready for a boxing tournament. Location is unknown.
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Repairing a damaged railway.649 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers from the Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps repairing the Douglas Viaduct railway bridge in Cork which was damaged during the Civil War.For more information see An tOglach Volume 1 No 5 (new Series) 21 April 1923.
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