GAILEARAÍ ÍOMHÁNNA

Sraith Grianghraf an Bhiúró (BSM G)
Tá isteach is amach le 400 grianghraf a cuireadh faoi bhráid an Bhiúró sa tsraith seo, cuid mhór acu ar léir ar an gcéad fhéachaint orthu gur íhánna sainiúla de chuid na linne iad. Tá roinnt áirithe grianghraf sa Bhiúró nach íhánna comhaimseartha iad, mar shampla na grianghraif ón aer de shuíhanna Érímach na bliana 1916 a thóg an tAerchór tráth ní faide anall. Luaitear cur sí bunúsach maidir le 'grúpaígrianghraf ó dhaoine áirithe san innéacs a bhíg an mBiúró leis na grianghraif ar dtús. Is féidir cuardach a dhéanamh ar fud shraith grianghraf an Bhiúró tríhliceáil ar an íón cuardaigh thí. Nuair a rinneadh digitiú ar na híhánna, rinneadh digitiú ar na lipéid a bhain le hábhar a bhír chúl na ngrianghraf freisin. Tá treoir bhunúsach faoi bhealaíhun cuardach a dhéanamh go héifeachtach ar fáil ach breathnú ar comhairle maidir le cuardach éifeachtach. .



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I.R.A. prisoners on board a British Battleship in Portland Harbour, Autumn 1921.
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I.R.A. prisoners on board a British Battleship in Portland Harbour, Autumn 1921.On the conversion of Portland Prison to a Borstal Institution in 1921 most of the I.R.A. Prisoners there were transferred to Dartmoor Prison. They were conveyed from Portland to a Battleship in Portland Harbour and thence to Plymouth en route to Princetown; all had been sentenced to varying terms of Penal Servitude – some had been in Portland Prison for a considerable time. The photograph shows a group of I.R.A. Prisoners on one of the Admiralty Tenders docking at Plymouth, after taking the Prisoners off the Battleship in Plymouth Harbour. The transfer was effected in either August 1921 or September 1921, as I remember looking across the harbour at the Stooks of corn in the fields. Most likely it was August. The Prisoners, with one exception, are handcuffed in Pairs - the odd Man Out being handcuffed to a Warder. Apart from the Sailors, the Uniformed people are of course Prison Warders. For the journey the Prisoners had to change from the Standard Convict Uniform into their own civilian clothes, which were issued temporarily for the occasion. The then Standard Convict haircut will be apparent. The lapse of time does not permit me to recall more than two people in the group.
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I.R.A. prisoners on board a British Battleship in Portland Harbour, Autumn 1921.Note: Lt Col Barry has explained to me that the two identifiable prisoners are himself – figure in profile looking to right, with light coloured soft hat, white collar & dark overcoat overleft shoulder, in left centre extreme background of group & Paddy Mahon the Printer, well known Dublin figure old looking, directly facing camera, with left hand to brim of soft hat, loosish white collar, dark tie, dark clothes, mouth partly open, & back to lifeboat davit. 4.3.53
 
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