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Agricultural College Glasnevin569 views
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IEMA-P-062-129568 viewsA room orderly has a quiet moment alone. 25th Battalion lines, Bawnjames, Co. Wexford – 13 July 1942.
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British & Russian Aircraft568 viewsPlate one is of a Shackleton aircraft and appears to have been taken from a manual.
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Officer sword drill566 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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Bristol F2B Bi-Planes on Ramp562 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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Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Kevin O'Higgins Commemoration, 1928562 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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Dundrum County Dublin. Ex Servicemen's House560 viewsAerial photograph showing Dundrum village, the ex-serviceman house is not identified in this photograph.
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Camac Mills Inchicore560 viewsAerial photographs showing Camac Mills Inchicore and the surrounding area.
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Ceremonial Parade for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, 1927559 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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Private Secretary's Lodge, Phoenix Park558 views
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IEMA-P-062-128557 viewsHundred of billets were erected throughout the country to cater for the repid increase in personnel.
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Workshops Baldonnel 1938557 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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Two couples557 viewsGlass plate copy negative of two couples posing in a studio for a portrait. The couples are in formal civilian dress.
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GPO 1916 Commemoration Dublin556 views
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College of Science555 viewsGlass plate copy positive of an aerial view of the College of Science
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Apprentices553 views
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IEMA-P-062-036552 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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Michael Collins Lying In State552 viewsGlass plate copy negative of Michael Collins lying in state. Collins is lying on a bed with a bandage wrapped around his forehead. The photograph is taken from a low side view with several Irish Free State Officers partly visible in the background.
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Collinstown Aerodrome552 views
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Group Portrait Including Kevin O' Higgins, Sean Mac Eoin and Arthur Griffith551 viewsGlass plate copy negative of a group portrait containing military officers, TDs and members of the clergy taken in front of a building. The front row, seated, include from left to right Kevin O'Higgins, Arthur Griffith, Dr. Fogarty (Bishop of Killaloe). Men standing in the back row include Paddy Hogan, Canon William O' Kennedy, Ignatius O'Neill, Sean Milroy and Michael [Breana or Brennan].
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Troops in Open Group Shot550 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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Avro 621 Line Up549 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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Officer on horseback in McKee Barracks547 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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Ceremonial Parade for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, 1927547 viewsPresident WT Cosgrave delivering oration immediately after laying a wreath at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn.
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First Public Aerial Display by the Air Corps547 viewsGlass plate negative showing Lieutenant T J Prenderville and General D Daly at First Public Aerial Display by the Air Corps, Phoenix Park
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Gormanstown Aerodrome546 viewsVertical glass plate negative showing part of Gormanstown Aerodrome, the part photographed is set up as a military camp.
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Bristol Fighter (18)545 viewsGlass plate negative of a Bristol Fighter (type 14) F2B Fighter Mk II serial number 18. The aircraft is pictured on the ground facing a hangar with several army officers posing in front of it. The F2B serial 18 arrived in Baldonnel 24 October 1925 and was scrapped in June 1935.
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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926544 viewsThree mounted officers in the Phoenix Park, taking during a military review parade held on the 11th September 1926.
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Bren Gun Carriers Curragh544 viewsGlass plate negative showing Bren Gun Carriers in motion in the Curragh.
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Volunteers Force on horseback.543 viewsGlass plate negative showing a group of Volunteer soldiers on horseback in McKee Barracks, Dublin, taken sometime between 1934-1939.
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Lieutenant on horseback in the Phoenix park, Dublin.541 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Lieutenant on horseback in the Phoenix park sometime in 1923 or early 1924. Note the reindeer's in the background of the shot.
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Officer sword drill541 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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Ready to depart541 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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Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, County Kildare, 1926540 viewsA General Officer in Command and his Staff saluting beside a gravestone during a Wolfe Tone commemoration in 1926.
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IEMA-P-062-043539 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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IEMA-P-062-117539 viewsBrigade Camp, Youghal – 17 September 1942 – John Harbourne, canteen Manager, serving troops in the open air canteen.
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Officer's Mess Gardens539 views
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Lucan, County Dublin539 viewsAerial photograph of the center of Lucan Village
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Fairey IIIF538 viewsImages three, shows the Fairey III with several biplanes in a hangar at Baldonnel. Aircraft include the Fairey IIIF, Avro 621 serial 8 and two DH9s serial 6 and serial 7.
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Fermoy Aerodromene 537 viewsOne glase plate negative image of Fermoy Aerodrome and the surrounding area taken at an altitude of 2000 ft. Only one glassplate image is present at time of uploading.
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Collinstown Aerodrome537 views
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Fairey IIIF536 viewsImages two, shows the Fairey III with several biplanes in a hangar at Baldonnel. Aircraft include the Fairey IIIF, Avro 621 serial 8 and two DH9s serial 6 and serial 7.
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St. Laurence's Gate, Drogheda536 viewsAerial photograph of St. Laurence's Gate
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BF III Crash535 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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Spike Island535 viewsGlass plate negative showing a close up of the fort located on Spike Island.
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Avro Plane Ground533 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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Slope arms from the Advance (1st Motion)533 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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President WT Cosgrave with members of government and senior Army officers at Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn530 viewsPresident WT Cosgrave with members of government and senior Army officers at Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn.
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Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Kevin O'Higgins Commemoration, 1928529 viewsThe 4th Battalion saluting and marching past the Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn on the 19th August 1928.
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Summary of Air Corps 1931-1932528 viewsGlass plate copy negative of a table listing the numbers of officers, NCOs and privates for the years 1931 to 1932.
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Agricultural College Glasnevin528 views
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Vespas in Formation527 views
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Stewart Institution Palmerstown527 views
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IEMA-P-062-054526 viewsTroops on reconnaissance operations passing through Mitchelstown, Co. Cork – 28 August 1942.
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Slope Arms side view526 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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Vespa Aircraft Front and Side Views525 viewsGlass plate copy negatives of a Vickers Vespa, Vickers Type 208 Vespa V, serial V8. This aircraft was delivered to Baldonnel 5 April 1931 and written-off 12 June 1940. The image shows a front and side views of the aircraft. Glass plate one shows a front view of the aircraft and the serial number cannot be seen. Glass plate two and three show side views of the aircraft with the serial number visible.
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Avro Cadets in Formation524 views
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IEMA-P-062-018523 viewsTea arriving at the ‘Front Line’ during manoeuvres between Waterford City and Tramore – 28 August 1944.
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Troops on the March Curragh523 viewsGlass plate copy negative of Irish Free State troops marching to the Curragh after the take-over in May 1922. A caption below the image reads " A Company of Free State soldiers passing through The Curragh on their way to the camp after the taking-over ceremony '
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