All Ears in Third Line

From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night – Good Lord, deliver us! Thus runs the ancient Scottish poem and the gentlemen of…

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Re-igniting the Mission

Fordham Prep visit to Clongowes: 13th– 20th October 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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Launching the Pool

Minister Simon Coveney opens new Swimming Pool The long awaited new 25 metre, five-lane swimming pool in Clongowes, which quietly entered service before Christmas was officially opened last Wednesday (October…

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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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Kids Helping Kids

Duck Push Presentation to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin Last Thursday some 40 Poetry students accompanied by Mr Steven Gray, visited Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin to present a cheque for €67,700 to medical staff…

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Real World Problems

Clongowes physics and applied maths students are again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick. This will be the sixth year that the science department will link up…

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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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The Great Emu War

The Academy Last night in the Academy Room in Clongowes Seán Lysaght of Rhetoric opened this year’s season of learned papers with a presentation on the intriguingly titled ‘Great Emu…

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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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The Resurrection Tour

The Class of 1973, miss each other so much now that they can’t wait ten years for a reunion, but must meet ‘quin-annually’. Their latest such gathering took place last…

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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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Representative Rugby

Clongowes has a long tradition of pupils and past pupils playing representative rugby at provincial and international level (including selections for the Lions). Daniel Ross from Hollywood, Co Down, became…

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Scholarship Award

On Saturday, September 29th, Old Clongownian, Matthew Martin was awarded a Naughton Foundation scholarship worth €20,000 at a ceremony in Trinity College Biomedical Science Institute in Dublin. The award was…

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Leaving Myself Behind

Transition Year Outdoor Educational Trip We arrived in the East Coast Adventure Centre in Rostrevor at lunchtime on Tuesday (September 25th) and were shown to our rooms or (in our…

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Union Business Lunch

  The Annual Clongowes Union Business Lunch Friday, 19th October 2018 @ 12.30pm Conrad Hotel, Dublin Guest Speaker: Oliver Callan (et al) Oliver Callan, Satirist, Columnist and Impressionist 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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Following Ignatius in Spain

In July of this year, Assistant Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace and Head of Communications, Mr Declan O’Keeffe (pictured above in the Jesuit Curia in Rome), along with four other teachers…

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Canoeing Success

Not paddling their own canoes… The ancient and noble sport of canoeing has been rekindled in Clongowes in recent years and last Saturday (15th September) was another red letter day as…

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