Finding God in the Mocks

On the morning of the first day of the Mock Exams in Clongowes the Assistant Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace, addressed the boys at Morning Prayer to encourage them to approach…

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New Coaches-in-Charge

In line with our strategic development of Sport in Clongowes, the Headmaster, Mr Lumb has confirmed the appointment of a number of ‘Coaches-in-Charge’ of individual sporting disciplines to new positions…

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Vinny Murray Pitch

There was a lot of emotion and no little joy in Clongowes when our newly laid all-weather pitch was re-opened on Saturday (13th January). The state-of-the-art facility was blessed by…

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John Paul II Awards

Just before Christmas (Wednesday, 6th December) fifteen 5th Year students attended the John Paul Second awards ceremony in St Peter and Paul’s church in Portlaoise. The Pope John Paul II…

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Living Like the French

Ruairi O’Regan, Finn Adams and Pat Taaffe  of Transition Year have just returned to Clongowes following a sojourn in our fellow Jesuit school, St. Marie La Grand’Grange in Saint Chamond…

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Alumnus of the Year

The Clongowes Alumnus of the Year Award recognises outstanding Old Clongownians who are one or more of the following: Inspirational Transformational Socially responsible Innovative Entrepreneurial Outstanding in their chosen area…

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Rhetoric Parent Day

Rhetoric Parent Day will take place on next Sunday 14th January 2018 as indicated on the school calendar. The day will begin at 09.30 and will end after 11.30 Mass. You are…

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And so this is Christmas

Clongowes lies silent now. The crowds that thronged the chapel for the first Mass of Christmas a little while ago have departed and the empty corridors echo to our footsteps…

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A Final Festive Fling

The season of Advent, A Time of Expectant Waiting, has been a full one here in Clongowes, with many events in the school ranging from the Advent Service of Reconciliation…

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Going Back Down Under

Last week the five Australian GAP students (or Gappies), who have graced the groves of Clongowes since their arrival here in January, began to make their way back home for…

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Many Wolves, One Pack

Transition Year Riverview Exchange Back in October six Transition Year students embarked for the Antipodes on a four week exchange with our sister college, St Ignatius’ College, Riverview, which was…

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Finding the Light

‘Mind Your Mental Health’ Photography Competition. Congratulations to Kieran Clohessy (Poetry) and Ms Louise Dunne (Receptionist) who were the student and staff winners respectively of our recent ‘Mind Your Mental…

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Advent Reconciliation

On Wednesday, 6th 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…

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A Time of Expectant Waiting

Yesterday morning, as we drove up the timeless main avenue girt by centuries’ old lime trees and approached the castle squatting snugly in the winter sun, we marveled anew at…

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Go Amber for Mental Health

The main concourse of the school was awash with forty shades of amber this morning for the launch of the school’s application for the AMBER FLAG… The ‘Amber Flag’ project…

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Fine Art Exhibition 2017

The Annual Clongowes Fine Art Exhibition will be in situ in the Concourse from Saturday 9th December and will continue until Sunday 17th December. The official opening will take place after Mass…

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Lifesaving Skills

In recent weeks Jack Hilliard has been one of 40 boys, who are taking Lifesaving lessons in our new swimming pool as part of the Transition Year programme of activities.…

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Cross Country Medal Haul!

The third and final event of the Three Counties Developmental Cross Country League took place in Graiguecullen GAA grounds on a bright but bitterly cold Tuesday, November, 28th. The date…

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Trad Group Road Trip

At 10.45 on Friday, November 17th, the Clongowes Trad Group left the grounds of the school, buzzing with excitement in the proudly proclaimed ‘Trad Bus’. Mrs Heslin came prepared for…

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