Most viewed - Military Archives Photo's
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St. Laurence's Gate, Drogheda678 viewsAerial photograph of St. Laurence's Gate
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Guard of honour standing at attention Arbour Hill678 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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Collinstown Aerodrome676 views
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Bristol F2B Bi-Planes on Ramp675 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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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926675 viewsTroops marching past the saluting base during a military review held in the Phoenix Park in 1926.
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Agricultural College Glasnevin675 views
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The Salvage Corps inside a hanger in Tallaght Aerodrome.673 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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Private Secretary's Lodge, Phoenix Park672 views
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Prepare to signal two Large flag 672 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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Fairey IIIF671 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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88th Cadet Class 2011-2013671 views
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Gormanstown Aerodrome671 viewsVertical glass plate negative showing part of Gormanstown Aerodrome, the part photographed is set up as a military camp.
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Apprentices670 views
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Two couples670 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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Volunteers on horseback, McKee Barracks.670 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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GPO 1916 Commemoration Dublin669 views
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Fermoy Aerodromene 667 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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Summary of Air Corps 1931-1932666 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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Troops in Open Group Shot666 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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First Public Aerial Display by the Air Corps666 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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Lucan, County Dublin665 viewsAerial photograph of the center of Lucan Village
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Foot Drill665 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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BF III Crash662 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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Avro Plane Ground661 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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IEMA-P-062-323659 views‘The Nation is Profoundly Grateful’
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Lee Enfield shooting practice658 viewsSoldiers on the rifle range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare practicing their shooting skills.
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Fairey IIIF657 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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Bren Gun Carriers Curragh657 viewsGlass plate negative showing Bren Gun Carriers in motion in the Curragh.
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Vespa Aircraft Front and Side Views656 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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Richmond Hospital, Dublin655 views
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Ceremonial Parade for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, 1927652 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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Collinstown Aerodrome652 views
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Officer's Mess Gardens649 views
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Officer sword drill646 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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Naas town, County Kildare645 views
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Custom House Dublin644 viewsGlass plate negative showing the Custom House, railway track, ships moored on the Liffey and the surrounding area.
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Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Kevin O'Higgins Commemoration, 1928642 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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Rineanna Mosiac (One Runway)640 viewsGlass plate copy negative of an aerial view of Rineanna or Shannon airport.
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Reserve Troops and Armoured Lorry Outside City Hall 1922640 viewsGlass plate copy negative of reserve troops and an armoured Lancia APC outside City Hall on Dame Street. Troops are pictured standing on the steps of City Hall and along the street in front of the building. At least two men are visible inside the Lancia APC. The top of the lorry has been covered with a wire mesh. Several civillians are pictured walking past in the street and one boy with his hands in his pockets appears to be looking directly at the camera. A caption on the top of the picture reads: " RESERVES - Troups and armoured lorry of the National Army outside the City Hall in readiness for a call to the firing line. (FREEMAN photo) 1922"
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Hurricanes in Flight640 views
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Hoisting the Flag at the Curragh639 viewsThe first glass plate contains the caption " A Group of Free State Officers salute the Irish Flag after being hoisted on the Water Tower, Curragh Camp '. The flag is not visible in plate one.
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Troops on the March Curragh639 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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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926638 viewsThree mounted officers in the Phoenix Park, taking during a military review parade held on the 11th September 1926.
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Army Jumping Team636 viewsPlate four shows five officers posing in front of a door of the Army Equitation School.
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Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, County Kildare, 1926636 viewsA General Officer in Command and his Staff saluting beside a gravestone during a Wolfe Tone commemoration in 1926.
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Naas town, County Kildare635 views
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Officer on horseback in McKee Barracks634 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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Rev. Fr. O'Riordan633 viewsGlass plate copy negative of a portrait of Reverend Father O'Riordain in military uniform. Portrait appears to have been taken in a studio and shows Reverend Father O'Riordan from the waist up.
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Richmond Hospital, Dublin633 views
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Spike Island633 viewsGlass plate negative showing a close up of the fort located on Spike Island.
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Newland's Cross, County Dublin632 viewsAerial photograph of Newland's Cross and the area surrounding it.
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IEMA-P-062-129631 viewsA room orderly has a quiet moment alone. 25th Battalion lines, Bawnjames, Co. Wexford – 13 July 1942.
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Civillian Posing in Front of Car Outside Officer's Mess Baldonnel631 viewsOne glass plate negative of a man, possibly an officer in civillian attire posing in front of his car. There are several tri-colour flags in the front of the car.
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Eucharistic Congress Arrival of Ship at Dun Laoghaire Harbour With Flyover629 viewsGlass plate copy negative of the arrival of Lorenzo Lauri, Legate of Pope Pius XI by mail boat into Dun Laoghaire Harbour to celebrate the 31st Eucharistic Congress. Image shows six aircraft flying in formation in the shape of a cross with the ship visible in the background. Spectators are observing the scene from Dun Laoghaire pier and from small boats near the harbour.
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Kohl - The Kaiser - Fitzmaurice - Hunefeld : The Bremen Crew629 viewsGlass plate copy negative of (from left to right) Hermann Kohl, ex-Kaiser Wilhelm II, Colonel James C. Fitzmaurice and Ehrenfried Gunther Freiherr von Hunefeld
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Cattle Market Dublin629 viewsGlass plate negative showing the cattle market and the surrounding area in Dublin City.
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St. Columba's College Rathfarnham629 views
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Ceremonial Parade for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, 1927629 viewsPresident WT Cosgrave delivering oration immediately after laying a wreath at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn.
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Richmond Hospital, Dublin628 views
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