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Foot Drill632 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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Workshops Baldonnel 1938630 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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College of Science630 viewsGlass plate copy positive of an aerial view of the College of Science
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Bristol F2B Bi-Planes on Ramp629 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, 1926629 viewsTroops marching past the saluting base during a military review held in the Phoenix Park in 1926.
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Camac Mills Inchicore629 viewsAerial photographs showing Camac Mills Inchicore and the surrounding area.
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Avro 621 Line Up628 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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GPO 1916 Commemoration Dublin628 views
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Private Secretary's Lodge, Phoenix Park628 views
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St. Laurence's Gate, Drogheda628 viewsAerial photograph of St. Laurence's Gate
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Agricultural College Glasnevin628 views
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Volunteers on horseback, McKee Barracks.627 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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Bristol Fighter (18)626 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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Two couples626 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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Apprentices623 views
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Gormanstown Aerodrome622 viewsVertical glass plate negative showing part of Gormanstown Aerodrome, the part photographed is set up as a military camp.
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Collinstown Aerodrome619 views
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Lee Enfield shooting practice619 viewsSoldiers on the rifle range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare practicing their shooting skills.
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Troops in Open Group Shot618 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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Fairey IIIF616 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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Lucan, County Dublin614 viewsAerial photograph of the center of Lucan Village
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First Public Aerial Display by the Air Corps614 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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Avro Plane Ground612 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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Summary of Air Corps 1931-1932610 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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Ceremonial Parade for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, 1927610 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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Fermoy Aerodromene 610 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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Fairey IIIF609 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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Officer sword drill609 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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Bren Gun Carriers Curragh608 viewsGlass plate negative showing Bren Gun Carriers in motion in the Curragh.
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BF III Crash607 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-062-129605 viewsA room orderly has a quiet moment alone. 25th Battalion lines, Bawnjames, Co. Wexford – 13 July 1942.
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Officer's Mess Gardens605 views
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Richmond Hospital, Dublin605 views
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Collinstown Aerodrome604 views
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Vespa Aircraft Front and Side Views602 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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Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Kevin O'Higgins Commemoration, 1928601 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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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926601 viewsThree mounted officers in the Phoenix Park, taking during a military review parade held on the 11th September 1926.
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Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, County Kildare, 1926598 viewsA General Officer in Command and his Staff saluting beside a gravestone during a Wolfe Tone commemoration in 1926.
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Spike Island592 viewsGlass plate negative showing a close up of the fort located on Spike Island.
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Reserve Troops and Armoured Lorry Outside City Hall 1922591 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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Ceremonial Parade for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, 1927591 viewsPresident WT Cosgrave delivering oration immediately after laying a wreath at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn.
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IEMA-P-062-128590 viewsHundred of billets were erected throughout the country to cater for the repid increase in personnel.
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Rineanna Mosiac (One Runway)590 viewsGlass plate copy negative of an aerial view of Rineanna or Shannon airport.
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Officer on horseback in McKee Barracks590 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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Custom House Dublin589 viewsGlass plate negative showing the Custom House, railway track, ships moored on the Liffey and the surrounding area.
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Richmond Hospital, Dublin589 views
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Hurricanes in Flight589 views
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Volunteers Force on horseback.586 viewsGlass plate negative showing a group of Volunteer soldiers on horseback in McKee Barracks, Dublin, taken sometime between 1934-1939.
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Newland's Cross, County Dublin586 viewsAerial photograph of Newland's Cross and the area surrounding it.
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Richmond Hospital, Dublin585 views
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IEMA-P-062-043584 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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Troops on the March Curragh584 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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Richmond Hospital, Dublin584 views
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Richmond Hospital, Dublin584 views
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Lieutenant on horseback in the Phoenix park, Dublin.584 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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Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Kevin O'Higgins Commemoration, 1928584 viewsThe 4th Battalion saluting and marching past the Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn on the 19th August 1928.
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Naas town, County Kildare584 views
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Army Jumping Team583 viewsPlate four shows five officers posing in front of a door of the Army Equitation School.
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IEMA-P-062-036582 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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