The students in CBC Prep School were recently fortunate enough to attend the open day in Collins Barracks during Cork Rebel Week 2013. The open day celebrated General Michael Collins’ birthday.
The students had the opportunity to see first-hand a range of rare armoured fighting vehicles from 1922 including the Slieve na mBan. The Military Units of Collins Barracks displayed present day equipment, used both at home and in overseas deployments including Combat Support Equipment, Explosive Ordnance Equipment, as well as DF Transport Fleet vehicles. A Military Pipe Band also performed on the day.