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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Chateau de Clongowes

Clongowes Wine 2017 As part of their fund raising activities for the Duck Push this year three boys in Syntax decided to provide past pupils and parents with a set…

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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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Beatification Live

Unprecedented Ecumenical Gesture Fr John Sullivan SJ will be beatified at 11.00 on 13th May, 2017 in St Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street and the event will be live-streamed on www.jesuit.ie/beatification.…

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Pig Push

Ducks can fly, but pigs…? The Clongowes Duck has migrated and mutated into a pig in New South Wales (NSW), courtesy of Richard Fleming (OC’06) and Justin Fleming (no relation),…

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Different Approaches

Last Tuesday, 2nd May, Physics students from Poetry travelled to the University of Limerick with Mr Stephen O’Hara to make their final presentations for the Mathematical Modelling project. This project,…

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Chateau de Clongowes

Clongowes Wine 2017 As part of their fund raising activities for the Duck Push this year three boys in Syntax decided to provide past pupils and parents with a set…

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London Leadership

Gordon D’Arcy Clongowes London Leadership April 2017 Last Thursday April 27th, the annual Clongowes London Leadership series took place. Seventy plus UK based OC’s accompanied by some very welcome guests…

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We Were Blessed

Clongowes Parent Retreat ‘We were blessed in every way, a beautiful location, in the company of great people and best of all, super weather!’ So wrote Liz O’Kane after a…

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Clongowes Links

Earlier this year Jack O’Quigley, Eddie Boland and Hugo O’Donnell, decided that the boys in Clongowes could use a good set of cufflinks to complement their formal dress. They felt…

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Cup Success At Last!

Forster Cup Final It may have come as something of a (pleasant) surprise to some to note that the cup rugby season for Clongowes had not terminated with the departure…

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Victoribus Spolia

Inter Aulas Academiæ! On Tuesday 4th April our Latin class accompanied by Mr Adam Conry headed for Trinity College Dublin to compete in this year’s Latin Poetry Competition. This annual…

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Set the World on Fire

When April with his showers sweet with fruit The drought of March has pierced unto the root …And many little birds make melody… Then do folk long to go on…

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