New York Reunion

The Clongowes Union invites all Old Clongownians and partners residing in North America, Canada and peripheral areas to a Reunion Dinner on Saturday 28th September 2019 at the National Arts…

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The Bellarmine Centre

The Future of Learning in Clongowes On May 6th this year, the long-awaited new learning centre opened for the Third Line boys.  The Bellarmine Centre is named after Saint Robert Bellarmine…

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Union Day

Union Day (Sunday 26th May) dawned bright and sunny and remained so until the last families left the school grounds. As ever it was an emotive occasion for the departing Rhetoric…

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Parent Retreat

On May 17th, 2019 we arrived at the Brockagh Resource Centre with our shoulders up and minds full of work and the mundanities, routines, stresses and worries of our everyday…

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Duck Push Golf Classic

Matthew Cassidy, Harry McGrath, Frederick Gavigan and Jay O’Leary put a plan together and with the help of Mr Steven Gray plus many other members of the extended Clongowes community,…

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Fencing Success

Irish Inter-Schools Team Fencing Championships Last Saturday (May 18th) saw the 2nd Irish Inter-Schools Team Fencing Championships take place at Clongowes with 14 teams from across Ireland. (Pictured above are Vlad…

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Loyola to Manresa

Ignatian Camino Retreat On Friday morning 30 of us Transition Years flew to Biarritz for the start of our Ignatian Camino Pilgrimage. There we met our bus driver and travelled…

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Triangle Race

The latest running of the Triangle Race in Clongowes took place on Wednesday, 15th May. It was a bright summer evening perfect for running as the boys set off down the back…

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Pilgrims, Servants, Students

African Immersion Experience Planning for the African Immersion Experience began in late October and – having spoken to students who had previously travelled on this trip – we felt we…

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Fr Peter Kenney Day

Fr. Rector Michael Sheil SJ OC ’56 invites all Old Clongownians who have left Clongowes forty years ago or more and a guest to join him for the annual Fr…

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Rhetoric Trad Musicians

Farewell to Rhetoric Trad Musicians On Tuesday April 9th the Clongowes Trad group had their final session of this year in Connolly’s of Ballagh. It was final in more ways than…

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Mathematical Modelling

Every year Clongowes runs a mathematical modelling programme for Syntax and Poetry in conjunction with the University of Limerick (UL), directed by Mr Stephen O’Hara and any student from these…

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Fordham Exchange in NY

2017/2018 saw the launch of our exchange with Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, New York. Last November we welcomed some students and staff from the school to Clongowes (here) and…

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Futsal Success

With origins in 1930’s Uruguay, ‘futebol de salão’ or Futsal is becoming increasingly popular in Ireland and, for the second successive year, Clongowes entered the FAI Schools Post Primary Schools Futsal…

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Clongowes at SciFest

Clongowes Scientists Perform at SciFest@College On May 3rd, six Elements students took part in SciFest@DCU which is the next level up to our own SciFest@School fair (See here for more).…

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Camino Pilgrimage

Tomorrow I shall be heading off with the boys in Syntax and members of staff on our annual Ignatian Camino Pilgrimage.  We are flying to Biarritz in the morning ahead…

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Clongowes Open Day

The Clongowes Wood College Open Day for First Year boys wishing to join in September 2020 takes place on Saturday May 11th, 2019. If you are interested in learning more about…

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Morning Prayer

This morning, Friday 12th April, the Headmaster Mr Lumb led Morning Prayer in the Concourse where he spoke about Holy Week and the hope that Easter time brings for all…

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Clongowes Union Dinner

Another busy year for the Clongowes Union was presided over by the energetic President, Conor Daly (OC’85). The Annual Business Lunch in October featured the award-winning comedian, satirist, columnist and impressionist…

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