Scholarship Boys

UCD Entrance Scholars and TCD Exhibitions We are delighted to announce that six of our outstanding students from the Rhetoric graduating class of 2017 have been recognised as UCD Entrance…

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The Shadow of a Gunman

The Clongowes premiere of The Shadow of a Gunman brings together two exciting talents: writer Sean O’Casey (author of The Gigli Concert and Conversations on a Homecoming) and director Tom…

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Remembrance Day

Mass for the Deceased Members of the Clongowes Union The autumn season is always rich in colour but as November moves towards its end the very richness of those colours…

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Spirituality and Mental Health

RUDIMENTS AND GRAMMAR PARENT DAY Rudiments and Grammar Parent Day will take place on Sunday 26th November 2017. The day will begin at 09.30 with refreshments in the concourse, followed…

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Remembrance Day Mass

Mass for the Deceased Members of the Clongowes Union – Sunday November 19th The autumn season is always rich in colour but as November moves towards its end the very…

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Duck Push Wine

We are pleased to let you know that the Duck Push Wine Company has a limited amount of stock ready for sale ahead of the Christmas season. You will remember…

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Christmas Cards

‘Tis the Season… Fabulous Christmas Cards will be available for sale from Saturday 18th November. Cards are sold in aid of the Duck Push, which purchases medical equipment to help…

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The Beautiful Game

Elements display South American flair to become Regional Futsal Winners With origins in 1930’s Uruguay, ‘futebol de salão’ or Futsal is becoming increasingly popular in Ireland; for Clongowes it was…

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Duelling Speakers

Past v Present Debate The shade of Daniel O’Connell must have been well pleased by the standard of debate that took place for the trophy named in his honour in…

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Fictional Clongowes

Book Character Dress-up Day Buzz Our Inter-House approach to Book Character Dress-Up Day resulted in the best event of its kind to date. Classic and modern characters from the world…

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Duck Push for Mt Everest

On the 30th October Karl Hayes (Syntax) flew from Katmandu to Lukla, a small airstrip 2,900m high in the Himalayas. There he joined a group of climbers making their way…

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School of the Heart

ELEMENTS PARENT DAY Elements Parent Day will take place on Sunday 12th November 2017. The day will begin at 09.25 with refreshments in the concourse. Our speakers will be in room…

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Academy Paper Postponed

TOM MCGRATH’S ACADEMY SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ==================================================================================================== THE ACADEMY Amid the groves and fountains of an Athenian garden over 300 years before the…

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Games of Thrones

Chess Mini-Tournament Contrary to the views of Roy Keane, who never quite managed to represent his school in chess, the scars are still evident- chess is a very physical game,…

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Past vs Present Debate

Daniel O’Connell Memorial Debate This year’s Past vs Present Debate for the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Trophy will take place on Wednesday 8th November in the Music Performance Area in Clongowes…

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Remembrance Day

Mass for the Deceased Members of the Clongowes Union The autumn season is always rich in colour but as November moves towards its end the very richness of those colours…

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The Light Makers

An evening with author Mary O’Donnell An enjoyable evening was shared by the Staff and the Parents’ Book Club last Wednesday (25th October) in the company of local poet, author…

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College and Career Exhibition

Last week (Thursday, 19th October) Clongowes held a College and Career Exhibition in the sports hall. While many are familiar with the Irish Times Higher Options Exhibition, held in the…

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Finding God in the Mess

Night of Peace Cardinal Newman once said that we are responsible for the inner attitudes on which faith depends. Why do I sometimes drift through life like an unbeliever? Because…

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OC and Young Musician

Winner of the Irish Freemasons’ Young Musician of the Year 2017 On Saturday, 14th October, Richard Thomas (OC’13) was awarded 1st place in the Irish Freemasons’ Young Musician of the…

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