Advent Reconciliation

On Wednesday, 5th December we held our annual Advent Reconciliation Service in Clongowes. Led by the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil SJ, the whole school came together in the Sports Hall at…

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Fine Art Exhibition

Fine Art Exhibition 2018 The Annual Clongowes Fine Art Exhibition will be in situ in the Concourse from Thursday 6th December and will continue until Sunday 16th. The official opening will take place…

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John Paul II Awards

The 9th Pope John Paul II Awards took place in the Church of Our Lady and St David, Naas on Thursday 15th November. The award was created to commemorate the late Pope…

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What will survive is love

Today is the feast day of St. John Berchmans, born 1599 in modern day Belgium. Deputy Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace spoke of him at Morning Prayer earlier and also reflected…

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Head, Heart, Soul, Body

Wellness Day 2018 How well are you? No really. How well? We may be ‘well off’ or ‘well up’ on something, but how well are we really? ‘Wellness is more than…

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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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Remembrance Mass

The autumn season is always rich in colour but as November moves towards its end the very richness of those colours is the sign that nature must face up to…

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Parent Day

Rudiments and Grammar Parent Day Rudiments and Grammar Parents are jointly invited to attend the Parent Day that will take place on this Sunday 25th November 2018, when Mr Derek Lahart, Counsellor and Psychotherapist will speak…

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11th Hour in Clongowes

Yesterday (November 11th) Remembrance Day was observed around the world with silence and the tolling of bells to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on this date…

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Gratitude and Respect

November is a month of remembrance. It is a month where we remember those who have gone before us. Those members of our families who have passed away and whose…

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Remembrance Tree

There has been a little addition to the concourse this week in the form of a tree. This is a ‘November Remembrance’ Tree, where students, staff and parents can take the…

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Like Toads Put To Pasture

Elements Parent Day Elements Parent Day will take place on Sunday 11th November 2018, with Fr Eddie Cosgrove sj as the guest speaker and his theme will be: Like Toads Put Out…

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Remembrance Mass

Remembrance Mass: Sunday November 18th at 11.00 The autumn season is always rich in colour but as November moves towards its end the very richness of those colours is the…

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Re-igniting the Mission

Fordham Prep visit to Clongowes: 13th– 20thOctober 2017/2018 saw the launch of our exchange with Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, New York. Fordham Prep is a Jesuit High School…

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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 2018, with Mr Finbarr Walsh as the guest speaker. Mr Walsh is the father of the late Donal…

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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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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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God’s Time

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

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