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Infantry squad with Lewis gun in arrow head formation567 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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Runners reaching finishing line566 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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Tug of war team in Croke Park566 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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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin565 viewsGlass plate negative showing four recruits standing at ease in front of a grotto beside the church in Cathal Brugha Barracks,Dublin, sometime between 1930-1960.
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IEMA-P-062-339564 viewsTroops taking a break on the roadside outside Cahir, while advancing southwards to the Blackwater – 21 August 1942.
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Officer sword drill561 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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Dash First position 558 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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Boxing ring and chairs for spectators555 viewsGlass plate negative showing a boxing ring and chairs ready for a boxing tournament. Location is unknown.
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Officer sword drill555 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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Gymnast in Cathal Brugha Barracks gymnasium.554 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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Officer sword drill549 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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Arbour Hill 1916 Ceremony545 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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Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, County Kildare, 1926544 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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Field Kitchen on the Railway line.544 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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Dash First position L Flag 539 viewsArmy Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags). This signal was the command to "Dash to First Position L 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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68th Cadet Class 1991-93537 views
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Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins Commemoration at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn, on 17 August 1924536 viewsThe 21st Battalion Marching past the Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn led by Comdt Cunningham.
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Recruits in McKee Barracks, Dublin.535 viewsGlass plate negative showing six recruits and a Corporal from the Supply and Transport Corps, holding the bridle of a horse sometime between 1931 and 1942. At that time the Army Equitation School was under the command of the Supply and Transport Corps which was located in McKee Barracks.
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Prepare to signal one Large Flag535 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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IEMA-P-062-323534 views‘The Nation is Profoundly Grateful’
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Group Photo in Front of Bi-Plane, Copy530 viewsGlass plate negative image of a group of Aer Corp personnel posed in front of a Bi-Plane.
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Ceremonial parade at Arbours Hill Barracks on the 10th anniversary of the the execution of IRA leaders 1916529 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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IEMA-P-062-223527 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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Artillery Grooming horses at Islandbridge Barracks526 viewsArtillery soldiers grooming horses outside their stables at Islandbridge barracks under supervision from their superiors.
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Lewis machine gun practice526 viewsSoldiers practicing their shooting skills using the Lewis Machine gun while in the lying position and under the command of the commanding officer.
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Guard of honour standing at attention Arbour Hill524 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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The Salvage Corps inside a hanger in Tallaght Aerodrome.522 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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Foot Drill520 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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Prepare to signal two Large flag 516 viewsArmy Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags). This signal was the command to "prepare to signal". 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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Review parade, Phoenix Park, 1926.515 viewsCeremonial colour party marching towards a review parade which was held in the Phoenix Park on the 11th September 1926.
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Avro Plane Ground512 viewsGlass plate negatives of a ground image of an Avro 621 ( serial A9 ). Avro A9 had been delivered to Baldonnel Aerodrome on 17 April 1930 and was crashed at Maynooth 26 November 1930 and written-off. Image shows the Avro plane on grass with two officers in flightsuits posing in front of it.
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The Salvage Corps unloading materials.509 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers of the Salvage Corps unloading material salvaged from British Camps which were located in the Wicklow Mountains. Photograph taken at Clondalkin Railway Station sometime between 1922-1923.
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Lee Enfield shooting practice508 viewsSoldiers on the rifle range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare practicing their shooting skills.
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Officer sword drill506 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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Signal Flag training506 viewsAn Officer with three enlisted soldiers training and improving their signalling techniques sometime in 1927.
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IEMA-P-062-036503 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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Tactical formation 498 viewsEleven soldiers practising their tactical drills on the Curragh Plains, Kildare, sometime in 1927. Two rows covering the flanks with the Section leader in the middle. Note the Vickers helmets being worn and the Lee Enfield rifles being carried.The front left soldier is carrying a Lewis machine gun.
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Kilcullen Bridge498 views
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Group photograph of army officers497 viewsGlass plate negative of eight army officers, possibly British standing in a line with swords.
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Irish International jumping team 1929495 viewsGlass plate negative showing three enlisted men holding the bridles of six horses in front of the stables McKee Barracks. A notation on the glass plate indicates that the soldiers in this picture are belonging to the International Jumping Team of 1929.
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Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Kevin O'Higgins Commemoration, 1928495 viewsA general view of Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn immediately after President WT Cosgrave deposited a wreath and prior to Soldiers marching past.
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Le Cliona and Le Meave (03) at Dun Laoghaire Pier494 views
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Review Parade Phoenix Park492 viewsPart of an Artillery Corps passing the saluting stand during a Military review held in the Phoenix Park on the 11th September 1926, showing Artillery soldiers on horseback pulling horse carts with two Officers sitting in each cart.
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Trail arms right side view492 viewsEnlisted soldier demonstrating the "Trail arms". Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, under the supervision of Comdt Scott, Training operations GHQ, on the 6 September 1927.
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Ceremonial Parade for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, 1927491 viewsA firing party under the command of lieut O'Connor, belonging to an Irish speaking Battalion, firing and saluting at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn in 1927.
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IEMA-P-062-129490 viewsA room orderly has a quiet moment alone. 25th Battalion lines, Bawnjames, Co. Wexford – 13 July 1942.
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Air Corps Group Photograph488 viewsGlass plate copy negative of an early Air Corps group photo. Image shows forty Air Corps personnel posing in a group shot in front of a hangar at Baldonnel.
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Volunteers on horseback, McKee Barracks.488 viewsA group of Volunteer soldiers on horseback in McKee Barracks, Dublin. Note the Officers mess in the background of this glass plate negative. Taken sometime between 1934-1939.
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Ceremonial Parade for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, 1927483 viewsPresident WT Cosgrave delivering oration immediately after laying a wreath at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn.
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Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, County Kildare, 1926482 viewsA General Officer in Command and his Staff saluting beside a gravestone during a Wolfe Tone commemoration in 1926.
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88th Cadet Class 2011-2013482 views
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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926480 viewsThree mounted officers in the Phoenix Park, taking during a military review parade held on the 11th September 1926.
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Volunteers Force on horseback.480 viewsGlass plate negative showing a group of Volunteer soldiers on horseback in McKee Barracks, Dublin, taken sometime between 1934-1939.
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Officer sword drill478 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer on horseback with his Sword at the salute, taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin in 1927. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Capt O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan.
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IEMA-P-062-128477 viewsHundred of billets were erected throughout the country to cater for the repid increase in personnel.
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Officer on horseback in McKee Barracks477 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer on a white horse with his sword drawn trotting across a parade square in McKee Barracks.
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IEMA-P-062-018476 viewsTea arriving at the ‘Front Line’ during manoeuvres between Waterford City and Tramore – 28 August 1944.
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Mosaic Collinstown476 viewsGlass plate copy negative of an aerial image of Collinstown taken at 4000 feet. The image shows Dublin airport and environs. Under the image details of the photograph are recorded as follows: Date: 10-6-37, Time: 10.00 HRS, Scale: R.F. 1/6850, F.L.: 7" , Height: 4,000'
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Slope arms from the Advance (1st Motion)468 viewsInfantry Officer demonstrating the 1st motion that is to be conducted once given the command "slope arms from the advance". Possibly in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, sometime in the late 1920s.
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