Cyclone Strikes Clongowes

No need to panic or run for cover – it’s just the return of our old friends from the Cork based Cyclone Repertory company who have returned to Clongowes to entertain…

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Seniors Go Down Fighting

St Michael’s College 22 Clongowes Wood College 13 It seems a long time ago now since Rory Delap addressed the school at Morning Prayer on the first day of spring…

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Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

On February 19th, Clongowes chemistry students participated in the RSC ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ workshop with Dr. John O’Donoghue from the Royal Society of Chemistry and a team of three…

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Music Success

Newpark Music Festival Success While most students were on a well-deserved break during the February mid-term, two singers from Rudiments, Sean Lannen (left) and Thomas Breen, travelled to Blackrock in…

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And So Lent Begins…

And So Lent Begins… “The black ash is wet and cold. A practiced thumb stamps us with two intersecting lines of burnt palms from last year. Those gathered at Mass…

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Shadows and Light

Passion and Death in the Sports Hall The Rector Fr Michael Sheil SJ and the Headmaster Mr Chris Lumb extend a warm invitation to you to join the Clongowes community…

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Visit of Fr. Victor Assouad SJ

Visit of Fr. Victor Assouad SJ Fr Victor Assouad, S.J., who visited Clongowes last week, is Fr General’s Delegate for Western Europe and the Near East. His ‘territory’ covers Ireland,…

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Cup Teams Advance

The cup season is well and truly upon us and the Junior and Senior campaigns continue apace as their respective competitions reach the quarterfinal stage… The seniors were first into…

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Cometh the Hour

There was a moment early in the second half of the Junior Cup match in Donnybrook this afternoon when we wondered whether things would indeed go according to the coaches’…

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Juniors Enter the Fray

The cup season is well and truly upon us and the Junior and Senior Campaigns continue apace. The Seniors were first into the ring last Thursday when they emerged victorious,…

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Launching the Pool

New Swimming Pool to be officially opened by Tánaiste, Simon Coveney The long awaited new 25 metre, five-lane swimming pool in Clongowes quietly entered service before Christmas and has been…

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The Best of Rivals

Clongowes Wood College 29 The King’s Hospital 21 Relations between Clongowes Wood College and The King’s Hospital go back a long way and run deep. As our closest rugby playing…

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And so it begins…

‘Anois teacht an earraigh, beidh ‘n lá dul chun síneadh ‘S tar éis na Féil’ Bríde, ardóidh mé mo sheol…” These opening lines from the classic Irish poem Cill Aodáin…

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New Gaps For Old

In December the five Australian GAP students (or Gappies), who have graced the groves of Clongowes since January 2017, began to make their way back home for a bit of…

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Fr Provincial’s Visitation

Fr Leonard Moloney, Irish Jesuit Provincial and erstwhile Headmaster of Clongowes (2004-2015) visited the college for three days last week (22nd-24th January) and met with the Jesuit Community, students and…

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Crossing Barriers

As part of the annual Christian Unity week celebrations, Clongowes was delighted to take part in a bilateral celebration of the Christian faith with The King’s Hospital, Palmerstown on Sunday,…

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Christmas Day At Sea

Christmas Day At Sea: Capsizing, And Rowing The Atlantic   Congratulations to Old Clongownian and School Captain Tommy Browne (2010) and the ‘Relentless Rowers’, who have just finished rowing 5,000km…

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Cycling to Lesotho

On Sunday 14th January people passing through the concourse in Clongowes on their way to Mass may have been surprised to see two cyclists on the road in their midst. The onlookers…

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