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Gibraltar830 viewsGibraltar from Spanish roadway leading to La Linea
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IEMA-P-067-031829 viewsHurry up and wait! Packing up bivouacs and blankets after an overnight Camp, Flood Hall, Kilkenny – 24 August 1944.
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Nice826 viewsView from the top of the terraced cemetery of Roquebrune, where Yeats was buried, looking out on the Mediterranean
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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport825 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, accompanied by Captain Byrne and Colonel M. Hefferon (A.D.C. to President Kennedy) during his inspection of the Guard of Honour drawn from the Eastern Command, Dublin Airport (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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Officer sword drill824 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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Nice824 viewsView of graveyard
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IEMA-P-096-043822 viewsA rare shot of a Mortar Crew. Mortars were in very short supply. Total Stocks in March 1940 were forty eight (48) Brandt 81 mm and one (1) Brandt 60mm. A further fifty (50) 3-Inch Mortars were supplied by Britain in late 1943. This photograph was taken during a live firing practice in the Comeragh Mountains – 09 September 1944.
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Tug of war team in training822 viewsGlass plate negative showing a tug of war team training. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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Cavalry Corps recruits820 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Trooper and a Cavalry Corps recruits sitting facing each other on a motorbike while the Trooper is playing an accordion. Possibly taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks between 1930-1960.
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Nice820 viewsParty of Irish sailors parade to mass on a Sunday morning in Nice
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Gibraltar805 viewsNew Guard marches to take over at the Governor's residence at Gibraltar
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Attention position third movement801 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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Nice797 viewsIrish sailors of the L.E. Macha marching to Sunday morning Mass in Nice (France) 5/9/48
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Rope Climbing796 viewsGlass plate negative showing a recruit climbing a rope in a gymnasium wearing his combat webbing with scabbard attached and "Tommy" helmet, taken during or after the Emergency period.
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On the range794 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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Arms Muzzle and bore examination793 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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Horse on Bridle792 viewsGlass plate negative showing a unknown horse on bridle in McKee Barracks.
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IEMA-P-067-012787 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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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks.787 viewsGlass plate negative showing six recruits standing at ease at the church in Cathal Brugha Barracks sometime between 1930-1960.
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Nice786 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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IEMA-P-096-005785 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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The Salvage Corps dismantling a British Rest Camp.780 viewsGlass plate negative showing men of the Salvage Corps demolishing a British Army Rest Camp near the London and North Western Hotel, North Wall in Dublin, sometime in 1923.
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IEMA-P-096-007776 viewsThe quartermaster waits by the roadside to provide welcoms nourishment to the marching troops – near Dunmore East, Co. Wexford – 16 July 1942.
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IEMA-P-062-370775 viewsCompany officers holding an ‘O’ (orders) group prior to an attack on the ‘Enemy’.
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928770 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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Gibraltar768 viewsGeneral view of Gibraltar harbour
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Nice768 viewsIrish ratings and P.Os. Forming up outside the Church of Our Lady of Notre Dame in Nice
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Nice767 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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Military International Jumping Competition 1928764 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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RPRMC Disbandment Parade763 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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IEMA-P-062-375762 viewsTaking a well earned rest from turf cutting – Killamuck Camp, Abbeyleix, Co. Carlow. – 23 July 1943.
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Fitzmaurice and other Air Corps Personnel in Front of Aircraft759 viewsGlass plate copy negative of officers of the Irish Air Corps standing in front of a Bristol Fighter. Officers are named from left to right: Lorcan C. Gogan, John Hume, Oscar A. Heron, Edward F. Stapleton, William P. Delamere, James C. Fitzmaurice, Daniel J. McKeown, Nicholas E. Fogarty, Frederick S. Crossley, Dr. Theo McWeeney, Serge Barnes, Arthur G. Russell, Gerard J. Carroll, Bryan McSweeney, Patrick F. McGrath and Timothy J. Prenderville.
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IEMA-P-096-006757 viewsIce Cream comes to Camp Mount Pleasant, Co. Waterford – 18 July 1942.
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Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, County Kildare, 1926756 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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Nice756 viewsFrench crowds at Nice interested in the L.E. Macha

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Nice755 viewsFrench crowds gather to watch the L.E. Macha berth at Nice
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Unmounted officer with drawn sword held at shoulder height753 viewsSword drill under supervision of Capt Flanagan and Capt Nolan at McKee Barracks Dublin
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928751 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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Gymnastic display in a gymnasium749 viewsGymnastic display team conducting various movements in a unknown gymnasium.
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IEMA-P-062-321744 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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Recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.742 viewsA section of recruits standing at ease outside the equitation school in McKee Barracks.
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IEMA-P-067-010740 viewsCatching up with the news.
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Officer sword drill738 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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Dash First position 736 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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68th Cadet Class 1991-93736 views
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Infantry squad with Lewis gun in arrow head formation734 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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An armoured train.733 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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RPRMC Disbandment Parade733 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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Group Photo in Front of Bi-Plane, Copy732 viewsGlass plate negative image of a group of Aer Corp personnel posed in front of a Bi-Plane.
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Dalymount Park729 viewsAerial photograph of Dalymount Park
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Runners reaching finishing line729 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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Officer sword drill728 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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Cross country race728 viewsA Glass plate negative showing a cross country race possibly in the Phoenix Park racecourse in Dublin.
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Ceremonial Parade at Arbour Hill Barracks on the 10th anniversary of the the execution of IRA leaders of 1916.723 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-062-357721 viewsNot all fun and games, hard work was necessary.
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Gymnast in Cathal Brugha Barracks gymnasium.721 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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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew721 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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Tug of war team in Croke Park718 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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No. 1 Army Band717 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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Mosaic Collinstown716 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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