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IEMA-P-062-357725 viewsNot all fun and games, hard work was necessary.
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Dash First position L Flag 725 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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Repairing a damaged railway.721 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers from the Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps repairing the Douglas Viaduct railway bridge in Cork which was damaged during the Civil War.For more information see An tOglach Volume 1 No 5 (new Series) 21 April 1923.
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Rifle practice721 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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Avro Plane Ground717 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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Officer sword drill717 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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IEMA-P-062-309716 viewsCaption – Back to ‘Civvy Street’ 1946
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The Artillery Salute for Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins Commemoration at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn, on 17 August 1924714 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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Arbour Hill 1916 Ceremony713 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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Avro Plane Ground709 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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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin705 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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Field Kitchen on the Railway line.705 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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Naval service recruits704 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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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926700 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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Artillery recruits698 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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Bristol Fighter (22)696 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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Review parade, Phoenix Park, 1926.695 viewsCeremonial colour party marching towards a review parade which was held in the Phoenix Park on the 11th September 1926.
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IEMA-P-096-003694 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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ARS693 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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Foot Drill691 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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Irish International jumping team 1929689 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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Ceremonial parade at Arbours Hill Barracks on the 10th anniversary of the the execution of IRA leaders 1916688 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-062-369686 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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Tactical formation 685 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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Rifle practice685 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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Air Corps Group Photograph684 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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Tallaght Aerodrome684 views
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Rathfarnham676 views
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The Salvage Corps unloading materials.675 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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Landsdowne Road, Dublin673 viewsAerial glass plate negative showing Landsdowne raod and the surrounding area
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IEMA-P-062-339672 viewsTroops taking a break on the roadside outside Cahir, while advancing southwards to the Blackwater – 21 August 1942.
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IEMA-P-062-006670 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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Review Parade Phoenix Park668 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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BF III Crash667 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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IEMA-P-062-223666 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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Recruits in McKee Barracks, Dublin.666 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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Group Portrait Including Kevin O' Higgins, Sean Mac Eoin and Arthur Griffith663 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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Prepare to signal one Large Flag663 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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Tallaght Aerodrome663 views
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Bi-Plane661 viewsThis glass plate negative is showing a Bi-plane stationary on the ground with personnel positioned around it.
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Michael Collins Lying In State660 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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Officer sword drill660 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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Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins Commemoration at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn, on 17 August 1924659 viewsThe 21st Battalion Marching past the Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn led by Comdt Cunningham.
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Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, County Kildare, 1926659 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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Trail arms right side view658 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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Signal Flag training658 viewsAn Officer with three enlisted soldiers training and improving their signalling techniques sometime in 1927.
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Dundrum County Dublin. Ex Servicemen's House656 viewsAerial photograph showing Dundrum village, the ex-serviceman house is not identified in this photograph.
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Artillery Grooming horses at Islandbridge Barracks654 viewsArtillery soldiers grooming horses outside their stables at Islandbridge barracks under supervision from their superiors.
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Lewis machine gun practice652 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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88th Cadet Class 2011-2013651 views
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Guard of honour standing at attention Arbour Hill649 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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Lieut. W. Ryan. CPL C. Rooney648 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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British & Russian Aircraft648 viewsPlate one is of a Shackleton aircraft and appears to have been taken from a manual.
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Clondalkin Village648 viewsAerial photograph of Clondalkin Village
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Prepare to signal two Large flag 647 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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Kilcullen Bridge645 views
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Le Cliona and Le Meave (03) at Dun Laoghaire Pier645 views
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Group photograph of army officers644 viewsGlass plate negative of eight army officers, possibly British standing in a line with swords.
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The Salvage Corps inside a hanger in Tallaght Aerodrome.643 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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Camac Mills Inchicore641 viewsAerial photographs showing Camac Mills Inchicore and the surrounding area.
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