Crossing the Chalkline

Jane Mitchell, author of ‘Chalkline’ with members of Rudiments Book Club, comparing covers of English and French versions of the novel. Members of the Rudiments’ Book Club received a treat…

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Fictional Clongowes

Book Character Dress-up Day Buzz Our Inter-House approach to Book Character Dress-Up Day resulted in the best event of its kind to date. Classic and modern characters from the world…

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The Light Makers

An evening with author Mary O’Donnell An enjoyable evening was shared by the Staff and the Parents’ Book Club last Wednesday (25th October) in the company of local poet, author…

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Inter-House Book Quiz

Sixty students, from across all the year groups, gathered for the Inter-House Book Quiz on Wednesday night (18th October), where the prize – a silver cup – graced the team…

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Crossing the ‘Chalkline’

Mr Shane Heslin’s English class have been reading Jane Mitchell’s novel ‘Chalkline’ and decided to invite the author, Jane Mitchell, to Clongowes to give them the inside story on her…

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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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Knights of the Borrowed Dark

Energetic, enthusiastic, engaging, encouraging – all this can be said of author Dave Rudden, based on our evening with him last Tuesday (17th January). Rudden’s novel ‘Knights of the Borrowed…

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Elements of Reading

Awards to Elements for Diversifying Reading There is a hunger for reading in Elements as shown by the number of students who were presented with a Reading Challenge Certificate recently…

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Parents’ Book Club

This is a reminder that the Parents’ Book Club will be having its Christmas evening out on Wednesday, 14th December, at Vie de Chateau in Naas at 6pm. All are…

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Fictional Clongowes

Book Character Dress-up Day. Thanks to all who got into the spirit and fun of our fourth Book Character Dress-up Day, an event that’s always guaranteed to bring some fun…

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Answering The Call

On the 27th of October we had the great honour of interviewing visiting Old Clongownian and author Peadar Ó Guilín (OC’86). The Call is Peadar’s second book and has become…

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Answer The Call

Grammar Book Club has been enthusing about The Call written by Peadar Ó Guilín more than piqued their interest. Imagine an Ireland where teenagers everywhere will be ‘called’ by the…

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Wellread Clongowes

It will come as no surprise to visitors to either this website (and the Library Blog in particular) or to the magnificent real world James Joyce Library in the college…

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Comical Allies

Elements and Rudiments revealed their respective artistic talents at yesterday’s Comic Art Workshop presented by Kev F Sutherland on his much anticipated return to Clongowes. Kev is a Scottish comedian…

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Comical Allies

Comic artist, Kev F Sutherland will make a return visit to Clongowes next Thursday (October 6th) to present a workshop to art students in Rudiments and Elements. Using his unique…

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Leaving Cert Results

We welcomed back the students of Rhetoric 2016 on Wednesday as they came to collect their Leaving Cert Results. It can be a tense time for both students and parents…

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Wellread National Award

Clongowes will be among the first schools in the country to receive a Wellread National Award recognising the value that we place on encouraging boys to read as part of…

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Magic in the Library

‘Young people can’t listen anymore’ was a remark made recently at a social gathering to storyteller Niall de Burca, who made his annual appearance in Clongowes recently. He didn’t agree…

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Jane Mitchell Author Visit

‘Chalkline’ author Jane Mitchell will visit Clongowes this Fri 22nd to deliver a presentation and writing workshop to Elements… Jane last visited the school in 2012 when our current Poetry…

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‘Sullivan’ Win Literary Quiz

Headed by their House leader, Michael Stapleton, quiz team ‘Sullivan’ scooped first place in this year’s James Joyce Library Literary Quiz. Stapleton with team mates, Rian McKeagney, Frankie Reilly, Dylan…

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