American Football

Clongowes Wood College v Georgetown Prep, Maryland On a chilly Monday afternoon Clongowes hosted fellow Jesuit College, Georgetown Preparatory School from Maryland USA. With the rugby season drawing to a…

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Minding Your Brain

Dr Elizabeth Walsh (Clinical Psychiatrist, UCHG), mother of Donnchadh (OC’16) and Richard (Rhetoric) visited Clongowes recently (Thursday, March 9th)  to give a talk to Rhetoric entitled ‘Mental Illness and Minding Your…

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Trad Music Outing

The Clongowes Trad group will be playing in Connolly’s of Ballagh next Tuesday (April 4th) from 19.30-21.30. This promises to be a great night of music and song and provides…

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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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Vocal Master Classes

Last week (Friday 10th March) Clongowes held set of vocal master classes given by renowned Irish Tenor Emmanuel Lawler, who is also a lecturer in the DIT Conservatory of Music and…

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Author Visit: Gerard Siggins

Rugby Spirit Gerard Siggins series of books, Rugby Spirit, are proving very popular with students in Elements and Rudiments for a number of reasons: rugby, boarding school, historical figures and…

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Fr John Sullivan Tournament

Fr. John Sullivan SJ U14 Tournament On Saturday 11th March 2017, 11 teams from all over the country travelled to Clongowes for the first annual Fr John Sullivan SJ tournament.…

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge i gColáiste Choill Chluana Gabhann Beginning on Monday March 13th we will celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge in Coláiste Choill Chluana Gabhann (the college of the wood of the…

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Applied Maths Finalists

On Thursday March 2nd, eleven students from Poetry and Rhetoric along with Mr Stephen O’Hara took part in the East Midlands regional competition of the Irish Applied Maths Teachers Association…

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The Beautiful Game

Clongowes 1 – Belvedere 3 (after extra time) For the third time in a fortnight Belvedere proved to be the better team in the contest between the confraternal sister colleges.…

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Lenten Reconciliation Service

Last night (Wednesday, 8th March) we held our annual Lenten Reconciliation Service in Clongowes. Led by the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil SJ the whole school came together in the Sports Hall…

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Singing Success

Singing Success for Clongowes If you have any contact with Sean Lannen (Elements – pictured above) over the next few days, please take the time to congratulate him on being…

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Seniors go Down Fighting

Clongowes Wood College 12 Belvedere College 17 In the end the gap of five points between the teams that had pertained for much of the game proved a bridge too…

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Drop. Everything. And. Read!

In celebration of World Book Week, a D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) event was organised by the James Joyce Library here in Clongowes today (March 3rd), when the normal timetable was…

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And so Lent begins.

Earlier on this Ash Wednesday our Pastoral Co-Ordinator, Ms Anne-Marie Dolan cited the following reflection from Julianne B. McCullagh, Director of Family Life Ministry at St. Philip the Apostle Church…

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Juniors Depart

Clongowes 14: Belvedere’s 15. Alas the Clongowes Juniors JUST came up short when falling to Belvedere by the narrowest of margins in a closely contested Leinster Schools’ Junior Cup quarter-final…

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Cheltenham Preview Night

Eddie O’Leary of Gigginstown House Stud, leading amateur jockey Katie Walsh and Robbie Power, recent winner of the Stan James Irish Gold Cup on Sizing John, were amongst the panel…

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Cup Teams Advance

It’s that time of year again, when the young men of Clongowes don the purple and white to represent the college on the rugby field. While this has been happening…

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The Clongownian 2016

Last Thursday saw the arrival of the much-anticipated latest issue of The Clongownian in the school. The journal was presented to the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb by the editor, Mr…

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Seniors reach the Semis

Clongowes 24 – St Mary’s 14 Given the day that was in it each side was glad that St Valentine’s Day failed to provide another massacre as Clongowes moved past…

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