From Prefect to Bishop

Pope Francis appointed Fr Alan McGuckian SJ as Bishop of Raphoe on Friday 9th June, the Feast of St Columcille. Many Old Clongownians and members of staff have fond memories of Alan…

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Fr Paddy Crowe RIP

Paddy Crowe SJ died peacefully in the early hours of Tuesday morning, 4th July, at Cherryfield Lodge in Dublin. He reposed at Cherryfield Lodge 14.00 with prayers at 16.00 on…

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Fr Peter Kenney Day

As is now the custom every June, Clongowes Foundation welcomes all Old Clongownians, who have left the College forty years or more, to enjoy Fr. Peter Kenney Day. This year…

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Time to Reflect and Recharge

It is high summer here in Clongowes: sunlight streams through the windows and the classrooms and galleries lie silent. Yet this silence masks the activity taking place in the examination…

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Ducks Ready To Roll

Kids Helping Kids On Wednesday June 7th, while many of their schoolmates commence the Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations, 31 students from Clongowes will assemble at Crumlin Children’s Hospital to…

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Music Award for Richard

Richard Thomas Wins Top Prize At The 2017 Trench Award Richard Thomas (OC’13) claimed the overall prize at The 2017 Trench Award with a mesmerising performance on violin during the inaugural…

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Applied Science

What to do when you don’t know what to do “ It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive…

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Ready for the Next Phase

Last Monday the gentlemen of Syntax spent the day in Glendalough on their Annual Retreat, where they reflected on what has been a jam-packed Year of Transition for them. The…

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Tennis Success!

Congratulations to the boys of the Clongowes Minor I tennis team who overcame their opponents from St. Gerard’s in Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club last week (Monday 22nd May) to win…

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Rhetoric Graduation

Union Day is one of the great traditions that have helped to make Clongowes what it is and has been gracing the grounds of the old Castle Browne for well…

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Union Day 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians, I would like to invite you to join us for the celebration of Union Day in Clongowes on Sunday 28th May. All parents and guests are invited to…

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Open Day 2017

As the prospective pupils of Rhetoric 2024 arrived down the sun drenched avenue for their first taste of life in Clongowes Wood College on Saturday last (May 20th) one could…

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Paddle Your Own

The Liffey Descent The ancient and noble sport of canoeing has recently been rekindled in Clongowes Wood College, which had a fine record in the sport was in the 1970s,…

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In the Mountain Kingdom

People become people through other people On April 1st 25 pilgrims from Clongowes Wood College set out on this year’s African Immersion Experience to Malealea, Lesotho. Having had a hiatus…

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The Auld Triangle

The origins of racing ‘The Triangle’ in Clongowes, while hardly lost in the mists of time, are certainly unclear. It is such an obvious course that it is likely that…

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A Day For Rejoicing

Blessed John Sullivan SJ beatified The first ever beatification in Ireland – that of Fr John Sullivan SJ – took place at 11.00 on Saturday, 13th May, 2017 in Gardiner Street…

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Cricket Tour

On the May Bank Holiday Weekend a group of cricketers from Clongowes accompanied by Fr. Michael Sheil SJ, Tom Carroll, Joe Flannery and Niall Black journeyed to Mount St. Mary’s…

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