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Slope arms from the Advance (1st Motion)457 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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Ready to depart457 viewsTroops on the backs of trucks prepared to depart the barracks to travel to the range for firing practice. Possibly Cathal Brugha Barracks.
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President WT Cosgrave with members of government and senior Army officers at Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn456 viewsPresident WT Cosgrave with members of government and senior Army officers at Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn.
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Rifle practice453 viewsSoldiers moving towards the firing point to practice their shooting skills, with their Lee Enfield rifles over their left shoulder, and commanding officer to their far left controlling the line. Taken on the range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare.
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IEMA-P-062-117452 viewsBrigade Camp, Youghal – 17 September 1942 – John Harbourne, canteen Manager, serving troops in the open air canteen.
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Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Kevin O'Higgins Commemoration, 1928452 viewsThe 4th Battalion saluting and marching past the Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn on the 19th August 1928.
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Slope Arms side view452 viewsEnlisted soldier demonstrating the "Slope Arms", viewed from the side. An entry in the index for this glass plate states that these were taken in order to "enable a responsible officer to pick best positions in conjunction with Dress, Man and Equipment".Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, under the supervision of Comdt Scott, on the 6th September 1927.
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Review Parade Phoenix Park451 viewsA unit of soldiers carrying .303 Lee Enfield rifles, led by an Officer conducting "eyes left" while marching past the saluting stand during a military review held in the Phoenix Park in 1926.
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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926447 viewsTroops marching past the saluting base during a military review held in the Phoenix Park in 1926.
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Port arms front view447 viewsInfantry soldier demostrating the "port arms" drill movement. Taken at McKee Barracks, Dublin, under supervision of Comdt Scott Training operations GHQ 6th September 1927.
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Mosaic Collinstown446 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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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926446 viewsTroops marching past the saluting base during a military review held in the Phoenix Park in 1926.
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IEMA-P-062-022439 viewsA welcome break during manoeuvres.
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IEMA-P-062-043439 viewsThe Blackwater manoeuvres are synonymous with the Emergency. Involving over 20,000 troops, the lasted from 17 August 1942 to 27 September 1942 and pitted the 2nd Spearead division under Maj Gen Hugo McNeill against Maj Gen M.J Costello’s 1st Division. Here the 3rd Battalion passes the 25th Battalion outside Fethard, Co. Tipperary, to take over as advance guard of the Brigade as they proceed southwards with the Spearhead Division – 20 August 1942.
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Agricultural College Glasnevin437 views
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No. 1 Army Band436 viewsGlass plate copy negative of a photograph of the army number one band posing with their instruments for a group portrait image at Portobello Barracks. Thirty-eight members of the army band, arranged in four rows pose with two officers in dress uniform.
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Civilian on horseback435 viewsGlass plate negative showing a civilian on horseback just before they attempt to jump over a ditch. Location and date unknown.
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Bi-Plane433 viewsThis glass plate negative is showing a Bi-plane stationary on the ground with personnel positioned around it.
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British & Russian Aircraft432 viewsPlate one is of a Shackleton aircraft and appears to have been taken from a manual.
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Agricultural College Glasnevin432 views
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Vespas in Formation432 views
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IEMA-P-062-054431 viewsTroops on reconnaissance operations passing through Mitchelstown, Co. Cork – 28 August 1942.
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Group Portrait430 viewsGlass plate nagtive six persons, one of the persons in the image is Barron Ehrenfried Gunther Freiherr von Huenefeld and another is Col James Michael Fitzmaurice
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Newbridge Bridge428 viewsGlass plate negative showing a bridge in Newbridge
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Spike Island428 viewsGlass plate negative showing a close up of the fort located on Spike Island.
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Avro Cadets in Formation427 views
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Bristol F2B Bi-Planes on Ramp425 viewsGlass plate negatives showing four Bristol F2B Bi-Planes on ramp with personnel standing in front of or working on the planes.
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Private Secretary's Lodge, Phoenix Park425 views
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Inchicore Church425 views
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Stewart Institution Palmerstown424 views
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Clondalkin Village421 viewsAerial photograph of Clondalkin Village
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Avro 626 From Above 421 viewsGlass plate negative showing 3 Avro 626 planes with the identification numbers 15,16 and 17.
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International Jumping Competition 1928420 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. This particular glass plate shows a Captain Hume-Dudgeon MC from Great Britain clearing the stone wall on a horse called "Nomination".
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Avro Plane Ground417 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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Knockaderry Reservoir, Waterford414 viewsGlass plate negative showing Knockaderry Reservoir and the surrounding area.
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IEMA-P-062-045413 viewsTraining for the 56,000 who saw permanent service during the Emergency was arduous. Blistered feet were a common occurance, particulary in the early days.
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IEMA-P-062-048413 viewsA Battalion Bivouac area, among the ruins of the former British military barracks in Cahir, Co. Tipperary – 21 August 1942.
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BF III Crash412 viewsGlass plate copy negatives of Bristol Fighter F2B Fighter serial III which crashed at Naas, Kildare 17 July 1922. Images shows the wreck of the aricraft on the ground taken from each both sides and the rear. The aircraft had arrived in Baldonnel 10 July 1922. Glass plate one has been identifed on the envelope as Bristol Fighter II which was delivered to Baldonnel 4 July 1922 and was written off after a crash at Castlebagot, Baldonnel 23 Jan 1924 in which Lieutenant R. T. Nevin was killed. The image, however, appears to be that of the BF III crash on 17 July 1922. Glass plate two and three both show the serial number of the aircraft BF III.
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Lieut. W. Ryan. CPL C. Rooney412 viewsGlass plate copy negative showing Lieutenant W. Ryan and Corporal C Rooney working at a map table. One officer is making a collage of an area from aerial photographs. The other officer appears to be using the photographs to sketch a map.
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80th Cadet Class 2003-05412 views
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Le Cliona and Le Meave (03) at Dun Laoghaire Pier411 views
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ARS409 viewsGlass plate negative of various bi-planes being serviced inside a hangar. Included in the image are a Bristol Fighter F2B, an Avro 504K and two De Havilland DH9s, one of which appears to be serial number 6. The latter was converted to a two seater training plane.
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Troops in Open Group Shot409 viewsGlass plate negative showing two photographs, the first of which includes eight Free State soldiers, seven of which are carrying weapons, the second image is damaged beyond repair however a part of vehicle and part of a person can be seen in the image.
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Camac Mills Inchicore408 viewsAerial photographs showing Camac Mills Inchicore and the surrounding area.
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69th Cadet Class 1992-93407 views
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Bristol Fighter (22)406 viewsGlass plate negative of a Bristol Fighter (Type 14) F2B Fighter Mk II on the ground. F2B serial 22 served Baldonnel from 4 Nov 1925 to July 1935.
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IEMA-P-062-037405 viewsPay parade – Lullymore Camp – 04 August 1942. One can only guess at what the Company Sergeant has said to the soldier waiting in line!!!
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Workshops Baldonnel 1938405 viewsGlass plate copy negative showing what appears to be a staged photograph of apprentices at work under supervision in a workshop at Baldonnel.
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Army Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags).405 viewsGlass plate negative showing the Army Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags).Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of the Army Signal Corps. This was used in a publication called "Signal Corps Bulletin", taken on the 20 May 1927.
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IEMA-P-062-290403 viewsFun and games.
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College of Science403 viewsGlass plate copy positive of an aerial view of the College of Science
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IEMA-P-062-065401 viewsVictory for the 2nd Division! Troops of the 25th Battalion crossing the Blackwater – 3 September 1942.
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'Air Corps Equipment Ballsbridge399 views
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78th Cadet Class 2001-03398 views
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Bren Gun Carriers Curragh398 viewsGlass plate negative showing Bren Gun Carriers in motion in the Curragh.
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Folding Parachute in A.R.S. Baldonnel397 viewsGlass plate negative of a possibly staged photograph showing the folding of a parachute in a hangar in Baldonnel. The parachute is being folded on a workbench in the foreground of the image. Aircraft visible in the background include EI AAA, a Bristol Fighter (type 14 F2B Fighter MK II serial 21) and an Airco DH9 (serial number 8). Written in green pen on the top of the glass plate: " 20.3.1930 F.L. 7.25" G110 Folding Parachute in A.R.S. Baldonnel "
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Collinstown Aerodrome396 views
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IEMA-P-062-139395 viewsThe pride of the unit – do you know who they are?
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Avro 621 Line Up395 viewsGlass plate negative of a line of three Avro 621s on the ground in Baldonnel with hangars visible in the background.
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