Human Rights Day

In a powerful and moving Morning Prayer on Monday, a group of Elements students made a presentation to the entire school on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human…

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Christmas Concert

If, as Forrest Gump suggested, life is like a box of chocolates, then Sunday’s Christmas Concert in the Boys’ Chapel was a smorgasbord of magical auditory delights. Compacted into a…

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Advent Reconciliation

On Wednesday, 5th December we held our annual Advent Reconciliation Service in Clongowes. Led by the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil SJ, the whole school came together in the Sports Hall at…

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The Special One

While the IRFU was founded in 1874 it was some fourteen years more before some Clongowes students asked the Higher Line Prefect to have rugby posts erected and not until…

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Fine Art Exhibition

Fine Art Exhibition 2018 The Annual Clongowes Fine Art Exhibition will be in situ in the Concourse from Thursday 6th December and will continue until Sunday 16th. The official opening will take place…

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Christmas Cards

Ho Ho Ho… Fabulous Christmas Cards are currently on sale in aid of the Duck Push, which purchases medical equipment to help treat sick children. The high quality Christmas cards…

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Music and Mulled Wine!

One of the highlights of the festive calendar in Clongowes is the Christmas Concert, which this year takes place on Sunday 9th December from 15.00 to 17.00 (both times sharp, unlike…

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John Paul II Awards

The 9th Pope John Paul II Awards took place in the Church of Our Lady and St David, Naas on Thursday 15th November. The award was created to commemorate the late Pope…

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Prosperous Crozier

Clongowes crozier goes on display at National Museum A thousand-year-old pastoral staff, the ‘Prosperous crozier’, which has been in the care of the Jesuits at Clongowes almost since it was…

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What will survive is love

Today is the feast day of St. John Berchmans, born 1599 in modern day Belgium. Deputy Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace spoke of him at Morning Prayer earlier and also reflected…

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Head, Heart, Soul, Body

Wellness Day 2018 How well are you? No really. How well? We may be ‘well off’ or ‘well up’ on something, but how well are we really? ‘Wellness is more than…

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Poetry Play

The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd… This year’s revival of The Mundy Scheme in Clongowes brings together two exciting talents: writer Brian Friel (author of Translations and Dancing…

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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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Remembrance Mass

The autumn season is always rich in colour but as November moves towards its end the very richness of those colours is the sign that nature must face up to…

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Science Week: Bricks4Kidz

It fair took us back to a childhood of scrabbling around for different sized LEGO© bricks in a battered biscuit tin, when we walked into the Cooperative Learning Centre on Tuesday…

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Parent Day

Rudiments and Grammar Parent Day Rudiments and Grammar Parents are jointly invited to attend the Parent Day that will take place on this Sunday 25th November 2018, when Mr Derek Lahart, Counsellor and Psychotherapist will speak…

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Trad Group Road Trip

Continuing what is fast becoming an annual tradition, the Clongowes Trad Group ‘bus rolled out the drive on Friday November 9thin search of a music venue of note to pass…

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11th Hour in Clongowes

Yesterday (November 11th) Remembrance Day was observed around the world with silence and the tolling of bells to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on this date…

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Gratitude and Respect

November is a month of remembrance. It is a month where we remember those who have gone before us. Those members of our families who have passed away and whose…

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