Real World Problems

Clongowes physics and applied maths students are again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick. This will be the sixth year that the science department will link up…

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Trad for Trócaire

The Clongowes Trad for Trócaire group will be ‘live and kicking’ when they hold their annual ‘Trad for Trocaire’ fundraiser in Connolly’s of Ballagh on Tuesday October 17th from 7.30 -9.30 PM and…

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Live Life to the Fullest

Poetry Parent Day Poetry Parent Day will take place on Sunday 14th October 2017, with Mr Finbarr Walsh as the guest speaker. Mr Walsh is the father of the late Donal…

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The Great Emu War

The Academy Last night in the Academy Room in Clongowes Seán Lysaght of Rhetoric opened this year’s season of learned papers with a presentation on the intriguingly titled ‘Great Emu…

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How are you really?

Mental Health Week will be celebrated from the 7th-13th October 2018, with World Mental Health Day taking place on the Wednesday – October 10th. The theme for this year, as set by the…

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The Resurrection Tour

The Class of 1973, miss each other so much now that they can’t wait ten years for a reunion, but must meet ‘quin-annually’. Their latest such gathering took place last…

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Lyrical Magic

RTÉ Lyric FM Outreach Tour The Transition year Social Outreach Programme (see below) was treated to a delightful musical interlude on Wednesday (October 3rd), when the Lyric FM Quartet arrived…

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Syntax Parent Day

Champion of the Homeless This year, the Syntax Parent Day will take place on Sunday 7th October with Fr Peter McVerry S.J. as the guest speaker. Fr McVerry (OC’62) is an…

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Representative Rugby

Clongowes has a long tradition of pupils and past pupils playing representative rugby at provincial and international level (including selections for the Lions). Daniel Ross from Hollywood, Co Down, became…

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Leaving Myself Behind

Transition Year Outdoor Educational Trip We arrived in the East Coast Adventure Centre in Rostrevor at lunchtime on Tuesday (September 25th) and were shown to our rooms or (in our…

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Union Business Lunch

  The Annual Clongowes Union Business Lunch Friday, 19th October 2018 @ 12.30pm Conrad Hotel, Dublin Guest Speaker: Oliver Callan (et al) Oliver Callan, Satirist, Columnist and Impressionist is an…

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God’s Time

Living the Fourth, pleading the fifth… The 20thAnnual Clongowes Kairos Retreat for Poetry (fifth year) boys commenced in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and concluded in the Boys’ Chapel in Clongowes…

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Following Ignatius in Spain

In July of this year, Assistant Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace and Head of Communications, Mr Declan O’Keeffe (pictured above in the Jesuit Curia in Rome), along with four other teachers…

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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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Canoeing Success

Not paddling their own canoes… The ancient and noble sport of canoeing has been rekindled in Clongowes in recent years and last Saturday (15th September) was another red letter day as…

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Lourdes Pilgrimage

On Wednesday (12th) the five Rhetoric students – Brian Gallagher, James Hoey, Hugo O’Donnell, Harry Arkwright and Michéal Beirne (left to right below) – who had travelled to Lourdes as part…

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Mothers and Others

In early 2017, in gale force nine and lashing rain, the car lights appeared down the avenue and out trundled 17 brave and bewildered parents and staff not quite sure…

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60 Years a Jesuit

Yesterday, Sunday (September 9th) Fr Bernard ‘Barney’ McGuckian SJ, Vice Rector of Clongowes, concelebrated Mass in the company of his two brothers, Alan (Bishop of Raphoe) and Michael – both…

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Sir William Sargent OC

An Old Clongownian and a Knight of the Realm On Thursday September 6th Clongowes was privileged to be visited by Sir William Sargent (OC’73) the founder and CEO of the visual…

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Citius, Altius, Fortius

Legendary American author Damon Runyon may have quipped that, while ‘the race is not always to the swift that’s how the smart money bets’ most of the time, but the…

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