Top rated - Glass Plate Negatives(1922-1968)
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Hurling team in Croke Park1069 viewsAn army hurling team sitting and posing for a picture with a gunner and other uniformed men and civilians in front of a stand in Croke Park, Dublin.55555
(4 votes)
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Naval service recruits, Haulbowline, Cork.1245 viewsGlass plate negative showing a group of Naval Service recruits celebrating at Haulbowline Naval Base in Cork.55555
(3 votes)
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Soldiers marching order equipment 19241265 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldiers "marching order" dress. The soldier is demonstrating how to correctly fit and wear this equipment while under the supervision of Commandant McManus. 55555
(3 votes)
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Standing to Attention1288 viewsTwo Volunteer soldiers standing to attention on a parade square. Both Volunteers are wearing combat webbing and carrying Lee Enfield rifles with bayonets fixed. Note the distinguishable head dress these soldiers are wearing. Taken sometime between 1934-1939.55555
(2 votes)
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The Salvage Corps at Tallaght Aerodrome.1373 viewsGlass plate negative showing the Salvage Corps unloading salvage from a truck from inside one of the hangars 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 - 6.55555
(2 votes)
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RPRMC Disbandment Parade928 viewsGlass plate negative showing General Mulcahy and General McMahon receiving the National flag and unit Colours at the Disbandment Parade for the RPRMC.55555
(2 votes)
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Guarding the Railways 1042 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers from the Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps (RPRMC) constructing a protected dugout trench using sandbags and shovels, beside a railway line. These soldiers are being supervised by an armed Officer carrying a pistol.55555
(2 votes)
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Artillery recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.1494 viewsGlass plate negative showing three artillery recruits in McKee Barracks sometime between 1930 and 1968. The recruits names are unknown.55555
(2 votes)
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Vickers machine gun crew1282 viewsA Vickers machine gun crew in a prepared firing position sometime before WW2. Notice the Vickers steel helmet that was in service between 1927 and 1939.55555
(2 votes)
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Passport photograph taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin.1193 viewsGlass plate negative showing Private McLoughlin and 3444 Sergeant Patrick Dunne from the Supply and Transport Company just before they accompanied Officers going to Switzerland for a Show Jumping Competition in 1927. Both soldiers can been seen wearing bandoliers around their shoulders.55555
(2 votes)
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Company quarter master sergeant making a hurl.1030 viewsGlass plate negative showing a company quarter master sergeant (CQMS) from the 4th battalion, Southern Command showing how to make a hurl.55555
(2 votes)
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew889 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. 55555
(1 votes)
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"V" shape or "Arrow head" formation1381 viewsA section of Soldiers practising their tactical drills on the Curragh Plains, Kildare, sometime in 1927. This formation was known as the "v" shape or "arrow head" formation, which was used to move across open ground providing maximum security to the front and rear.55555
(1 votes)
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Cycle patrol in advance formation1618 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Cycle patrol conducting tactical training, Supervised by Col O'Connell, Army School of Instruction, Curragh camp, in conjunction with capt Fulham.Note the "Vickers Steel Helmets" the soldiers are wearing and Lee Enfield rifles attached to their Bicycles. Each soldier is evenly spaced and providing security to both sides of the road.Taken at the Curragh plains on 13th February 192855555
(1 votes)
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Signal Flag training795 viewsAn Officer with three enlisted soldiers training and improving their signalling techniques sometime in 1927.55555
(1 votes)
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"port Arms" for inspection1132 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier conducting part of a movement that was to be carried out once given the command "Port Arms", taken in November 1924.55555
(1 votes)
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The Salvage Corps inside a hanger in Tallaght Aerodrome.775 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 - 6.55555
(1 votes)
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The Salvage Corps demolishing a British Army rest camp.1253 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers of the Salvage Corps demolishing a British Army Rest Camp near the London and North Western Hotel in North Wall, Dublin. For more information see an article titled "The Salvage Corps" in An tÓglách, Volume 6, No 1 (New Series) 5th May 1923, pages 3 - 6.55555
(1 votes)
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A repair train preparing to leave Cork City.1203 viewsGlass plate negative showing two soldiers from the RPRMC preparing to leave Cork City. Taken sometime between 1922 and 192455555
(1 votes)
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Ceremonial Parade at Arbour Hill Barracks on the 10th anniversary of the the execution of IRA leaders of 1916.875 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 192655555
(1 votes)
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Arbour Hill 1916 Ceremony882 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.55555
(1 votes)
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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926832 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 1926.55555
(1 votes)
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President WT Cosgrave with members of government and senior Army officers at Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn716 viewsPresident WT Cosgrave with members of government and senior Army officers at Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn. 55555
(1 votes)
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The Artillery Salute for Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins Commemoration at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn, on 17 August 1924861 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 - 11.55555
(1 votes)
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Officer sword drill1010 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer with his sword drawn and extended vertically into the air. Taken at McKee Barracks, Dublin in 1927, for use in a Sword Drill Manual. Conducted under the supervision Comdt scott (Training).55555
(1 votes)
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Cavalry Corps recruits976 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 1930-1960.55555
(1 votes)
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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks.967 viewsGlass plate negative showing six recruits standing at ease at the church in Cathal Brugha Barracks sometime between 1930-1960.55555
(1 votes)
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Infantry recruits, Eastern Brigade, 1958-19681322 viewsA group of eight Infantry Recruits from the Eastern Brigade sitting down on wooden chairs sometime between 1958 and 1968.55555
(1 votes)
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Recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.913 viewsA section of recruits standing at ease outside the equitation school in McKee Barracks.55555
(1 votes)
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Artillery recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.1041 viewsGlass plate negative showing two recruits receiving a lesson from their instructing NCO on how to load an artillery round into a 25 pounder field gun. 55555
(1 votes)
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Kit ready for inspection.1158 viewsGlass plate negative of a soldier kit ready for inspection. The glass plate shows the soldiers Lee Enfield rifle, combat webbing with scabbard attached, uniform, issued mug and plate, and bedding. Possible taken between 1922-195055555
(1 votes)
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Rope Climbing947 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.55555
(1 votes)
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Lewis gun crew1140 viewsA Lewis gun crew in a firing position during a training exercise prior to WW2. Notice the Vickers steel helmet the two soldiers are wearing.This helmet was introduced into the Defence forces in 1927 until 1939.55555
(1 votes)
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Cross country race881 viewsA Glass plate negative showing a cross country race possibly in the Phoenix Park racecourse in Dublin. 55555
(1 votes)
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Gymnastic display in a gymnasium898 viewsGymnastic display team conducting various movements in a unknown gymnasium.55555
(1 votes)
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Cork Command hurling team 19241220 viewsCork Command hurling team which defeated General Headquarters team in the semi-final of the Army Chaplain's Cup. For more information see An tOglach Vol II No 1 (New Series) January 12 1924 page 16 - 17 Army Athletic Association Army Hurling.55555
(1 votes)
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Runners reaching finishing line884 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.55555
(1 votes)
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Gymnast in Cathal Brugha Barracks gymnasium.1043 viewsGymnast performing a forward flip on a vaulting horse in the Gymnasium, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. The Soldiers name and date of the glass plate negative is unknown.55555
(1 votes)
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928963 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.55555
(1 votes)
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"Old Lime Pit" lookout post in the south of Ireland.1053 viewsGlass plate negative showing an "Old Lime Pit" at Rathduff in County Cork. This was a sentry position overlooking a double railway. Six soldiers with Lee Enfield Rifles can be seen providing over-watch security for the train crossing the bridge at their location. An Officer can be seen overlooking the sentries ensuring they are providing adequate over-watch.For more information see An tÓglách Volume 1 No 5 (new Series) 21st April 1923.55555
(4 votes)
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Lee Enfield Grenade launcher1712 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Infantry Sergeant displaying how to fire a grenade from a Lee Enfield rifle from the kneeling position. This plate could have been used for instructional purposes and used in training manuals. Taken on the 6th March 1926 possible in the Curragh Camp, Co.Kildare.55555
(5 votes)
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Lee Enfield shooting practice764 viewsSoldiers on the rifle range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare practicing their shooting skills.55555
(2 votes)
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Recruits training.1005 viewsGlass plate negative showing a two star corporal giving a lesson to an Officer, a three star private and two recruits on how to check the oil on a Jeep. In the background are some bren gun carriers.55555
(2 votes)
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Cavalry Corps recruits997 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Cavalry Corps recruit standing on the foot pegs of a BS motorcycle while aiming a Lee Enfield rifle into the air. Possibly taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks between 1930-1960.55555
(2 votes)
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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.1070 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Infantry Captain shaking hands with a recruit. In the background a Ford Armoured Cars and truck can be seen. Taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, sometime between 1958-1968.55555
(2 votes)
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Infantry section with Lee Enfield Rifles and Lewis Machine Gun.1261 viewsGlass plate negative showing a section of Infantry soldiers carrying Lee Enfield rifles and one Lewis Machine gun, these soldiers are wearing Vickers steel helmets and combat webbing, taken between 1927 and 1931.55555
(2 votes)
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Artillery gun crew conducting drill on a 18-pounder artillery piece.1189 viewsGlass plate negative showing an artillery gun crew conducting drills on an 18-pounder artillery piece, on a Mark V carriage, distinguished by its split trails, and a limber (ammunition carriage). This information combined with the Vickers steel helmets dates this glass plate sometime between 1927 and 1939.55555
(2 votes)
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Tug of war team in training980 viewsGlass plate negative showing a tug of war team training. Names, dates and location is unknown.55555
(2 votes)
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Carl Gustav sub-machine gun training 1312 viewsA section of soldiers receiving instruction on how to operated the Carl Gustav Sub-machine Gun sometime between 1950s-1960s.44444
(5 votes)
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All army boxing team 19261558 viewsGlass plate negative showing the all army boxing team who were selected to represent the Irish Army against the British Army in 1926. The Irish team came second during this competition. Names of the soldiers are unknown at this time.44444
(5 votes)
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Officer sword drill1143 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer with his sword drawn and being held vertically. Taken in McKee Barracks in 1927 for a Sword Drill Manual. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott.44444
(2 votes)
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Two boxers sparing.1146 viewsTwo soldiers in boxing attire sparing. Note the height and reach difference. Names, dates and location is unknown.44444
(2 votes)
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew1144 viewsVolunteer Force Artillery gun crew being put through their drills under the supervision from a Regular Army NCO. Soldiers can be seen turning an 18-pdr field gun outside of the Officers Mess in McKee Barracks, Dublin, sometime between 1934-1939. These particular 18-pdr field guns were provided to the National Army by the British Forces in June 1922.44444
(1 votes)
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Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, County Kildare, 1926797 viewsA General Officer in Command and his Staff standing to attention beside a gravestone during a Wolfe Tone commemoration in 1926.44444
(1 votes)
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Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Kevin O'Higgins Commemoration, 1928751 viewsA general view of Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn immediately after President WT Cosgrave deposited a wreath and prior to Soldiers marching past. 44444
(1 votes)
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Recruits training.1043 viewsGlass plate negative showing three recruits being given a lesson on signal equipment from a two star NCO sometime between 1930-1965.44444
(1 votes)
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25 pounder field gun with gun crew, McKee Barracks.1249 viewsAn artillery gun crew practising their drills on 25 pounder field gun beside E block in McKee barracks sometime during the emergency period. Notice the soldiers are wearing the distinguishable "Tommy" helmets with the Brigade flash on the front of them.44444
(1 votes)
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Officer sword drill, McKee Barracks, Dublin.1393 viewsGlass plate negative showing an unmounted officer from the Army Equitation school drawing his sword under the supervision of Captain Nolan in McKee Barracks, Dublin, in 1927. This glass plate could have been used for a training manual.44444
(1 votes)
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Artillery soldier, McKee Barracks.1206 viewsAn artillery soldier (Recruit) posing for a photograph in McKee barracks sometime between 1940-1960. Notice the white lanyard and artillery collar badges on his uniform.44444
(3 votes)
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Recruits in McKee Barracks, Dublin.818 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.33333
(2 votes)
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