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IEMA-P-062-321363 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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On the range363 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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Runners reaching finishing line361 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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Cross country race361 viewsA Glass plate negative showing a cross country race possibly in the Phoenix Park racecourse in Dublin.
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Tug of war team in Croke Park360 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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Officer sword drill359 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer with his sword drawn, right arm extended horizontally and sword vertical. Taken at McKee Barracks under the supervision of Captain Flanagan and Captain Dwyer, office in charge on the 12 March 1927.
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Rifle practice359 viewsSoldiers preparing to march of the firing point after practicing their shooting skills. Located on a range in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare.
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Officer sword drill358 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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RPRMC Disbandment Parade357 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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Gibraltar355 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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Infantry squad with Lewis gun in arrow head formation354 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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Gibraltar354 viewsBringing aboard the rations at Gibraltar (L.E. Macha)
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Gibraltar354 viewsGroup including the officers of the H.M.S. Childers taken on board the L.E. Macha at Gibraltar
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Field Kitchen on the Railway line.351 viewsGlass plate negative showing a field kitchen on the railway line. A soldier from the Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps can be seen preparing a meal for the troops. This glass plate negative was used in the April 1923 An tÓglac, Volume 1 publication.
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Gibraltar351 viewsL.E. Macha entering the harbour at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar351 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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IEMA-P-062-309350 viewsCaption – Back to ‘Civvy Street’ 1946
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Gibraltar350 viewsGroup taken just before L.E. Macha left Gibraltar for home
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Gibraltar350 viewsNew Guard marches to take over at the Governor's residence at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar348 viewsThe L.E. Macha is passed out by a destroyer heading for England from Gibraltar
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Gibraltar348 viewsGroup taken at Colonial Hospital, Gibraltar on occasion of visit of officers from L.E. Macha
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Boxing ring and chairs for spectators347 viewsGlass plate negative showing a boxing ring and chairs ready for a boxing tournament. Location is unknown.
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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926347 viewsGlass plate negative showing the Chief of Staff Peadar MacMahon and General Hogan on horseback inspecting soldiers prior to a march past in the Phoenix Park in 1926.
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Gibraltar347 viewsWardroom of H.M.S. Childers at Gibraltar
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Gymnast in Cathal Brugha Barracks gymnasium.346 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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Gibraltar346 viewsL.E. Macha prepares to enter Gibraltar harbour
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Gibraltar346 viewsOn bridge of L.E. Macha entering Gibraltar
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Gibraltar346 viewsLooking towards the Admiralty Tower from the deck of the Macha in the Naval dockyard, Gibraltar
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Gibraltar345 viewsStoring away the rations at Gibraltar (L.E. Macha)
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Gibraltar345 viewsS/Lt O. Byrne in Wardroom of H.M.S. Childers at Gibraltar
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IEMA-P-096-003344 viewsIt was difficult to maintain boots for inspection. The periodical shortages of polish and the tough treatment caused by long marches and turf cutting meant many tough moments on the parade grounds.
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Gibraltar344 viewsView of Gibraltar harbour, US destroyers are seen leaving
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Nice344 viewsIn Nice harbour (France) the L.E. Macha prepares to swing around prior to berthing.
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IEMA-P-096-006343 viewsIce Cream comes to Camp Mount Pleasant, Co. Waterford – 18 July 1942.
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Guard of honour standing at attention Arbour Hill343 viewsGuard of honour standing to attention just after being inspected by an Officer who is marching to a group of Officers in the foreground standing to attention. Taken during a ceremony at Arbour Hill Barracks sometime in the 1920s.
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IEMA-P-062-369342 views‘Step together’ week, New Ross – 02 May 1943. Many large towns organised special weeks involving parades, concerts and sports events in which military and civilians participated.
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Arbour Hill 1916 Ceremony342 viewsGlass plate negative showing President De Valera sitting in the front row along with the congregation at Arbour Hill Church during the Arbour Hill 1916 Ceremony. A flag party is present in front of the alter.
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Dash First position 342 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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Gibraltar342 viewsGibraltar from the decks of the L.E. Macha
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Gibraltar342 viewsView of Gibraltar from the Spanish customs
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Foot Drill341 viewsAnother view of our previous glass plate negative GPN-067-003. Note the building in the background is vary similar to buildings located in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. This glass plate could possibly have been taken on what is today known as the Brigade Training Centre (BTC) square.
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928340 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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Rifle practice339 viewsSoldiers practicing their shooting skills, while under the watchful eye of their commanding officer, on a range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare.
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928336 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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Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins Commemoration at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn, on 17 August 1924336 viewsThe 21st Battalion Marching past the Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn led by Comdt Cunningham.
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Gibraltar336 viewsRations coming aboard the L.E. Macha at Gibraltar
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Officer sword drill335 viewsGlass plate negative showing a unmounted officer with his sword drawn and in the rest position and his head bowed. Sword drill conducted under the supervision of Captain Flanagan and Captain Nolan at McKee Barracks, Dublin on the 12 March 1927.
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Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, County Kildare, 1926335 viewsA General Officer in Command and his Staff standing to attention beside a gravestone during a Wolfe Tone commemoration in 1926.
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The Salvage Corps inside a hanger in Tallaght Aerodrome.335 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers from the Salvage Corps placing salvaged materials inside a hangar at Tallaght Aerodrome. For more information see an article titled "The Salvage Corps" An tÓglách, Volume 6, No 1 (New Series) 5th May 1923, pages 3 - 6.
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Gibraltar335 viewsScene in Wardroom of H.M.S. Childers at Gibraltar
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Nice333 viewsIrish sailors of the L.E. Macha marching to Sunday morning Mass in Nice (France) 5/9/48
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IEMA-P-062-036332 views‘A group of warriors’ having a rest, following a tea break, outside Silversprings House, Pilltown, Co, Kilkenny, while on a training exercise prior to the Blackwater Manoeuvres - July 1942. The outdoor life, coupled with the fine weather in the summer of 1942, is reflected in the weather beaten faces.
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IEMA-P-062-375332 viewsTaking a well earned rest from turf cutting – Killamuck Camp, Abbeyleix, Co. Carlow. – 23 July 1943.
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928332 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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IEMA-P-062-223331 viewsFollowing the return of a group of selected officers who had undergone British Army commando courses, a greater emphasis was placed on fieldcraft training and fitness – Slieve Caoilte, Co. Wexford 11 June 1943.
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Gibraltar331 viewsShopping in Gibraltar
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Ceremonial parade at Arbours Hill Barracks on the 10th anniversary of the the execution of IRA leaders 1916330 viewsGlass plate showing troops conducting the present arms while the last sound is being played by the army band behind them during the 10th anniversary of the execution of the 1916 leaders held at Arbour Hill barracks.
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Gibraltar330 viewsGibraltar view
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Officer sword drill328 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer on horseback with his sword drawn, arm down by his left side and sword pointing downwards.Conducted under the supervision of Capt Flanagan and Capt Nolan. Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin in 1927.
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Prepare to signal one Large Flag328 viewsArmy Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags). This signal was the command to "Prepare to Signal, One Large Flag.Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of Army Signal Corps for use in Signal Corps Bulletin.
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