Easter

Easter Greetings

As Clongowes closes its doors for the Easter Holidays and we draw breath after a long and busy second term we do well to reflect on all that has befallen us since Christmas. The school has once more emerged from the darkest time of the year into the light of …

Tom Kettle

A Clongownian at Westminster

The hearts of Clongownians worldwide will have beaten a little faster and their pulses quickened last Tuesday as President Michael D Higgins …

TY Farm visit

A positive transition

Congratulations are due to all involved in the recent Transition Year inspection and most especially to the TY coordinator, Mr. Paul McCormack, …

Portora Visitors

Our friends in the North: Portora return

Before Christmas students and staff from Clongowes visited Portora Royal School in Enniskillen for Remembrance Day (see http://clongowes.net/wordpress/?p=3250). Last month (March 9th …

Comte Henri Russell – ‘The man who married a mountain’ (courtesy of Clongowes Wood College archives)

The man who married a mountain

The exotically named (and eccentric) Comte Henry Patrick Marie Russell-Killough (OC 1852), one of our more intriguing Old Clongownians, came from a …

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Beginning on Monday the 24th March we will celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge in Coláiste Choill Chluana Gabhann (the college of the wood of …

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Ruck on up to Donnybrook

Leinster schools rugby players tog out for Jack Kavanagh Trust. Yesterday’s Leinster School’s Senior Cup Final was an extraordinary match and a …