The Class of 1997

It is easy to keep in contact these days. All sorts of social media and messaging platforms help you chat and glance occasionally at the lives of others. But there…

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A Very Senior Choir

The Clongowes Wood Community Choir Last February, in gale force nine and lashing rain, the car lights appeared down the avenue and out trundled 17 brave and bewildered parents and…

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Making a difference

On Thursday, 7th of September, five Rhetoric students – Ronan Molony, Joe Bullman, Tommy Inglis, Ben Matuschka and Paddy White (left to right above) – travelled to Lourdes as part of the Dublin…

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Junior Cert Results

On Wednesday (September 13th) the Syntax boys received their Junior Cert Results three months after completing the exams and following a few days of nervous anticipation. They had no need…

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A lesson for Europe

Fr Willie Doyle SJ – a lesson for Europe In a lengthy article for the UK Independent, renowned British writer and journalist Robert Fisk has used the exemplary life and death of…

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Sports Day

Citius, Altius, Fortius Having been thwarted by inclement weather last year, the students were not to be denied on Wednesday (September 6th) when the Inter House Sports Day took place…

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Lourdes Pilgrims

Making a difference On Thursday the 7th of September, five Rhetoric students – Joe Bullman, Tommy Inglis, Ben Matuschka, Ronan Molony and Paddy White – will travel to Lourdes as part of the…

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And so it begins…

On Thursday the young gentlemen of Rhetoric 2023 tucked themselves into the front rows of the Boys’ Chapel – the 204th Elements class to enter the school in this, our…

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New Elements in Clongowes

At lunchtime on Tuesday 29th August the corridors of Clongowes Wood College became home to the 204th class in the school’s history. While many of the future young men of…

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Exceptional LC Results

Exceptional Leaving Certificate Results for Clongowes Students An air of nervous tension was palpable in the Concourse from mid-morning as boys of Rhetoric 2017 arrived with their parents to collect…

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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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