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Nice659 viewsFrench honour guard
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Nice658 viewsThe band of the 159th Regiment (French Army) heads up the funeral procession on to the harbour at Nice
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Gibraltar656 viewsGibraltar view
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Gibraltar656 viewsGibraltar from Spanish roadway leading to La Linea
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Arms Muzzle and bore examination655 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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Officer sword drill654 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer dismounted with his Sword drawn held vertically in front of his face. Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, in 1927. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Capt O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan. Possibly used for a sword drill manual.
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Nice654 viewsLooking down on Cap Martin (where Yeats lived for a time) from the cemetery at Roquebrune
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RPRMC Disbandment Parade652 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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Nice650 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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Platoon in square formation649 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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Nice649 viewsView of graveyard
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Nice647 viewsView from the top of the terraced cemetery of Roquebrune, where Yeats was buried, looking out on the Mediterranean
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Gibraltar643 viewsGeneral view of Gibraltar harbour
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Nice642 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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Nice642 viewsParty of Irish sailors parade to mass on a Sunday morning in Nice
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Recruits outside the Army Equitation school, McKee Barracks.639 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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Nice638 viewsIrish ratings and P.Os. Forming up outside the Church of Our Lady of Notre Dame in Nice
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IEMA-P-062-321637 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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Trail Arms correct position635 viewsGlass plate negative showing an enlisted soldier demonstrating the correct position to hold the Lee Enfield rifle once given the command to "Trail Arms". Taken in November 1924.
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IEMA-P-096-005631 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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Gaelic football team631 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Gaelic football team of 18 men with an officer standing in the middle in Croke Park. Names and date is unknown.
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Nice631 viewsFrench crowds at Nice interested in the L.E. Macha

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Nice628 viewsFrench crowds gather to watch the L.E. Macha berth at Nice
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Ceremonial Parade at Arbour Hill Barracks on the 10th anniversary of the the execution of IRA leaders of 1916.622 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-067-012620 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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IEMA-P-062-357618 viewsNot all fun and games, hard work was necessary.
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Artillery recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.618 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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Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, County Kildare, 1926618 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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On the range618 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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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks.615 viewsGlass plate negative showing six recruits standing at ease at the church in Cathal Brugha Barracks sometime between 1930-1960.
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IEMA-P-062-309614 viewsCaption – Back to ‘Civvy Street’ 1946
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Attention position third movement611 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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Infantry recruit in front of armoured car605 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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Unmounted officer with drawn sword held at shoulder height604 viewsSword drill under supervision of Capt Flanagan and Capt Nolan at McKee Barracks Dublin
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IEMA-P-062-006601 viewsSkinheads are not a new phenomenon! NCO’s and men of the 25th Battalion showing off their haircuts while on brigade manoeuvres, Castle Annagh Camp, New Ross – 06 July 1942.
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Recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.599 viewsA section of recruits standing at ease outside the equitation school in McKee Barracks.
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IEMA-P-062-375597 viewsTaking a well earned rest from turf cutting – Killamuck Camp, Abbeyleix, Co. Carlow. – 23 July 1943.
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928596 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-096-006594 viewsIce Cream comes to Camp Mount Pleasant, Co. Waterford – 18 July 1942.
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928594 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-062-370593 viewsCompany officers holding an ‘O’ (orders) group prior to an attack on the ‘Enemy’.
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An armoured train.589 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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Horse on Bridle588 viewsGlass plate negative showing a unknown horse on bridle in McKee Barracks.
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Gymnastic display in a gymnasium588 viewsGymnastic display team conducting various movements in a unknown gymnasium.
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928586 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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Naval service recruits586 viewsGlass plate negative showing a naval service Chief Petty Officer demonstrating how to tie rope knots to five recruits sometime in the 1940s.
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IEMA-P-062-369584 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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Rifle practice583 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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IEMA-P-067-010581 viewsCatching up with the news.
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The Artillery Salute for Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins Commemoration at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn, on 17 August 1924581 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Artillery unit saluting at the Arthur Griffiths and Michael Collins Commemoration held at the Cenotaph on the 17th August 1924. This particular glass plate was used in "An tÓglách" for the 30th August 1924 release, pages 10 - 11.
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Officer sword drill578 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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Artillery recruits577 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer presenting a group of Artillery recruits to two religious dignitary's sometime between 1943-1960.
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RPRMC Disbandment Parade577 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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IEMA-P-096-003576 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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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926576 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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Foot Drill575 viewsA Volunteer Force platoon conducting foot drill on a parade square. These soldiers have their Lee Enfield rifles slung over their right shoulders, with their bayonets fixed. Possibly taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin, between 1934-1939.
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew574 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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Cross country race573 viewsA Glass plate negative showing a cross country race possibly in the Phoenix Park racecourse in Dublin.
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Infantry squad with Lewis gun in arrow head formation573 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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Rifle practice572 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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