The college in the camp
The idea for a military training college for young officers was first broached by Michael Collins at the Anglo-Irish treaty negotiations of 1921.
The Cadet School was formally established seven years later.
The Military College is responsible for training of officers and combat units of the Defence Forces.
Among its roles are the training of cadets, on-going career development and the preparation of staff for UN peace-keeping missions overseas.
The Command and Staff School keeps senior officers abreast of the latest strategic developments and trains them to plan operations.
There are eight female cadets and the latest batch of 35 officer cadets includes 24 graduates. Four of the group have achieved MA level degrees.