An Old Clongownian

Clongowes Wood College wishes Dr Diarmuid O’Driscoll (pictured in the middle) every happiness on this his 100th birthday. Diarmuid came to Clongowes in 1930 and was happy to avail of the…

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Reflect and Recharge

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…

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Ducks Hit The Road

On Wednesday June 6th, while many of their schoolmates commenced the Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations, some 30 students from Clongowes assembled at Crumlin Children’s Hospital to start pushing two…

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Foundations of Hope

Hope Foundation – Kolkata: ‘City Of Joy’ Just before Easter six Transition Year students along with Mr Noel Murray and Old Clongownian, Pyers O’Connor Nash (OC’69) set off for Kolkata,…

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Make a Joyful Sound

On Wednesday 30th May 2018 Declan O’Keeffe taught his last class in Clongowes Wood College having taught his first in September 1981. The previous week Declan led Morning Prayer in…

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Union Day 2018

Union Day is one of the great traditions that have helped to make Clongowes what it is and has been gracing the grounds of the old Castle Browne for well…

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Duck Push Raffle

Union Day Duck Push Raffle Congratulations to the winners of the Union Day Raffle: Featherblade Restaurant Voucher for two courtesy Mr. Paul McVeigh won by Ms Grainne Kennan Union Day…

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Duck Push Shop

As Union Day 2018 approaches  students in Syntax / Transition Year are getting their Duck Push Shop ready. It will be located in the marquee in front of the 1929…

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Golf Classic

Duck Push Golf Classic The planning for the 2018 Duck Push Golf Classic started in early January. Transition Year is a very busy year for exchanges and work experience so…

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The Beautiful Game

Staff v Students Soccer Last week saw 67 Rhetoric students take a break from their books to venture against a very prominent Magistri side in this years annual Staff v Students…

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En Garde!

Irish Interschools Fencing Championship Eight teams from four schools contested the 2018 Inaugural Irish Interschools’ Championship hosted by Clongowes Wood College on Saturday 19thMay: Clongowes Wood College Dunamase College Glenstal…

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Sky is the Limit for Paddy

Inaugural AERPRIZE finals On Friday 16thMarch Rhetoric student Paddy White, in the company of his sponsor, science teacher Ms Yvonne Nolan, took his place at the inaugural AERPRIZE finals at…

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Shooting Hoops

Past v Present Basketball The evening of the Thursday 24thof April saw several OCs arrive confidently back to the sports hall to take on our current Senior basketball team, in…

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Strength in Faith

Confirmation Ceremony Most Reverend Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin visited Clongowes yesterday (May 15th) to confirm 18 of our pupils and support them in their adult faith journey.…

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Real World Problems

Maths Modelling Back in October, any 5thand 4thyears who wanted to take part in maths modelling gathered in Mr. O’Hara’s classroom where Professor James Gleeson presented them with three problems…

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Higher Line Medal Debate

Higher Line Gold Medal Debate It has been almost one hundred and eighty one years since Daniel O’Connell established the Clongowes Debating Society, which has grown to become an integral…

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Following the Way

Two weeks ago forty two pilgrims from Clongowes made their ways to the Basque Country in Northern Spain, there to embark on a pilgrimage that would lead them from the…

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The Auld Triangle

2018 TRIANGLE RACE 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…

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Fearless Like A Child

In 2012, just over a year after leaving Clongowes, Jack Kavanagh (OC’11) sustained a spinal cord injury following a simple windsurfing accident only weeks before entering his second year of…

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African Immersion Experience

Just before Easter 23 young pilgrims from Poetry aided and abetted by their chaperones Ms Alexis Fox and Mr Liam McGovern, Spiritual Advisor Fr. Michael Sheil SJ, group leader Mr…

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