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When: 18 January 1923

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The Hogan-Wilson Collection today, and a visit to the Garda Depot in the Phoenix Park where Garda (Police) recruits perform the "Right Dress" exercise on the Depot Square. As the Garda force was founded in 1922, and had taken over the policing of the country by then, this would have been the second wave of recruits. They are well-dressed in uniform.

Similar to how this 1922 group image was/is brought to life by contemporaneous footage (from the Irish Film Institute), sharon.corbet points us to footage of this Garda exercise (from British Pathé). Intruiging how the Pathé footage has a title card suggesting that 95% of recuits are "ex-IRA men"......


Photographer: W. D. Hogan

Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection

Date: 18 January 1923

NLI Ref.: HOG72

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 04/May/2018 07:26:35

    Hmmm, must have asked their nearly blind aunties to hem up their trousers, because they are all different lengths. For some unknown reason the twelfth Garda Recruit from the left has had his uniform faded . . . maybe to identify him or single him out from the rest. It would be good to determine names of each and then know what part they played in the history of Ireland. The purpose of "Dress Right Dress" command, is to make a near perfect rank of troops. Then the second command, which does not look like it was executed is to "Cover", behind the man in front, done by extending one's arm, to just touch his shoulder, this makes each rank equidistant from the other. This is typically done for inspection and marching and parades, etc.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 04/May/2018 07:30:59

    There’s a British Pathé video of about the same date (January 1923) showing the Civic Guards in Training. In fact it may even be the same occasion, see from around 00:45.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 04/May/2018 07:36:48

    They only became the Garda Síochána later in 1923, according to Wikipedia. At this point they were still called the Civic Guards.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 04/May/2018 07:39:17

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Sharon will you have a look at the British Pate Link please. M

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    sharon.corbet

    • 04/May/2018 07:43:19

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Fixed.

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    domenico milella

    • 04/May/2018 07:44:55

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 04/May/2018 07:50:38

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Thank you, I agree on the same occasion point.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/May/2018 07:51:24

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Looks like the same day to me, I can't imagine they had different photographers in every day...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/May/2018 07:55:05

    3D view from Google Maps (hoping this link works...)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/May/2018 07:56:21

    In last weeks episode: Military Barracks at 11.07 a.m., but where? Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park, that's where!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/May/2018 08:08:26

    18 January 1923 was a Thursday.

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    sam2cents

    • 04/May/2018 12:08:30

    Righteo! Have a lovely weekend!

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    domenico milella

    • 05/May/2018 07:52:12

    Congratulation for your beautiful Album. Nice Week End.

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    Oretani Wildlife (Mike Grimes)

    • 06/May/2018 21:20:50

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/cassidyphotography You're quite the critic.

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 07/May/2018 01:36:50

    Yeah, well, what do comments like that contribute to learning about the photo, the context of the photo, the people in the photo, et al? "Mike Grimes 4h cassidyphotography.net You're quite the critic." Or, those who give copious bullshit Flickr Awards, for photos that have all sorts of technical failures, such as sloped (natural) horizons??? I was merely making a forensic analysis of the photo, WHICH MIGHT HELP TO IDENTIFY THOSE IN THE PHOTO AND THOSE INTERESTED. For example, why would one and only one Garda's uniform be off colour and not completely, but mostly, as if it was deliberately done during processing? And, having served 13.5 years in the military, it is indeed odd to see uniforms that do not look very uniform, down the line. So, it makes me question, "Why?" Different tailors? Did they do it themselves, after being issued? Did they get their mothers or aunties or grannies to hem the trousers? There is historical context about human nature that should be questioned. In 200 years or 500, when nobody thought to ask the questions or find the answers, the information will be lost. Make sense? And, my critical eye or attention-to-finest-details, kept me safe throughout my safety-critical career.

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    Oretani Wildlife (Mike Grimes)

    • 07/May/2018 09:24:12

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/cassidyphotography Sorry, but I didn't mean to offend you. One might assume that in 1922 in a country just starting out after a war of independence and the following civil war that perhaps, yes, each was given a uniform that needed adjusting. Maybe the men did it themselves. I'm sure that they were all very proud of how they looked and of how they were going to contribute to the newly formed Free State.

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    kham benh da lieu

    • 15/May/2018 09:43:51

    Wow. Verry beautiful !