Climate Action Week 2020

The 4th annual Climate Action Week took place from October 12th to 18th and activities in Clongowes were led by our Green Schools Committee. The annual awareness campaign on climate…

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Interhouse Sports Day 2020

Our annual sports day took place on September 21st much to the excitement of the students. The boys were blessed with good weather and offered some welcome reprieve from the…

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The Gollymocky Whalers

Pictured from left to right: Joseph O’Sullivan (’85), Marcus Keane (’89), Dave Lane (’85), Conor Halpenny (’83),Ken Barry (’86), Adam Mac Nulty (’88),Ambrose O’Sullivan (’78), Jonathan White (’86), Hugo Mac…

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Eric Donovan TY Visit

Our Transition Year students donned their virtual gloves on September 25th as they welcomed the arrival of professional boxer Eric Donovan for a socially distanced sparring session.  Eric, a native…

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Live Broadcast of Sunday Mass

Apart but in Communion This coming Sunday the 4th October will see an important and innovative step forward for liturgy in Clongowes when we broadcast our first television Mass from…

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Tantalus in Cold Storage

There are many cautionary tales abounding from classical times – as relationships among the gods [way-up-there!] worked out in their lives in a very human way – and also in…

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Thalassa! Thalassa!

 To horse! To horse!  And here we are only a mere week away from reaching home-port – or should that read starting-post …… at last!  But why, you may ask…

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Times Old and New

Ireland now stands in imminent danger. If Popery succeeds – our fairest plains will once more witness days worthy to rank with those of Bloody Mary – and the Walls…

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Passing on the Baton

Did you ever come across a group of people looking at the sky and wonder what was up there? Did you perhaps go gazing skywards yourself?  And what if someone…

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Click-4-Crumlin

We’re asking you to ‘Click-4-Crumlin‘ to help our TY students raise money for a covid-19 testing machine for sick children in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Due to the current…

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English Essay Medal Winners

The Medal Essay competition each year opens a window on the creative writing talent of our students. Some are soaring at great heights, brave in their expression, offering perspectives and…

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My Braveheart Tree!

In my 3rd motu proprio at the end of March I asked if anyone had a favourite tree – and received a great and varied response – with many reasons…

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Be Glad to be Sad!

Last Friday, the well-leaked news that this year’s Leaving Cert. was to be cancelled made it a unique day in the annals of the DES – and in the life…

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