Latest News on Reopening

LATEST INFORMATION The roads around Clongowes are passable but it is difficult to travel from Sallins to the school. The safest route to get here is via Kilcock. We are operating a…

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The Dead of Winter

‘Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland.’ With these words James Joyce, arguably our most famous past pupil, commenced the conclusion to The Dead, arguably his most…

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A Champion at the Front

Although Fr Willie Doyle SJ (1873-1917) was not educated at Clongowes Wood College, he was distinctly Clongownian in nature. Our annual journal, ‘The Clongownian’ exists because of him, as he…

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Hope Springs Eternal

Later this month (on Thursday 15th March) seven Transition Year students along with Mr Noel Murray and Old Clongownian, Pyers O’Connor Nash (OC’69) will set off for Kolkata ‘The City of…

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Cake Sale Deferred

Due to the adverse weather conditions, the cake sale planned for next, Sunday 4th March, has been deferred until Sunday 22nd April, when a number of students from Syntax will host…

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Pool Launch Delayed

DUE TO THE ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS, IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO CANCEL THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE POOL THIS COMING SATURDAY (MARCH 3RD). THE HEADMASTER WILL RESCHEDULE ANOTHER DATE IN THE…

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Courage and Determination

Belvedere College 26 Clongowes Wood College 7 The highest decoration given on Union Day in Clongowes is the Aloysius Award, named in honour of our patron, St Aloysius Gonzaga. The…

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Duck Push Golf Classic

As part of our fund raising campaign for the Clongowes Duck Push the students of Syntax are organising the Duck Push Golf Classic at the K-Club in Straffan Co. Kildare…

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Juniors Back In Action

The cup season is well and truly upon us and the Junior campaign continues apace as they reach the quarterfinal stage… At 3 pm tomorrow (or today if you’re reading…

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Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

On February 19th, Clongowes chemistry students participated in the RSC ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ workshop with Dr. John O’Donoghue from the Royal Society of Chemistry and a team of three…

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Music Success

Newpark Music Festival Success While most students were on a well-deserved break during the February mid-term, two singers from Rudiments, Sean Lannen (left) and Thomas Breen, travelled to Blackrock in…

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And So Lent Begins…

And So Lent Begins… “The black ash is wet and cold. A practiced thumb stamps us with two intersecting lines of burnt palms from last year. Those gathered at Mass…

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Shadows and Light

Passion and Death in the Sports Hall The Rector Fr Michael Sheil SJ and the Headmaster Mr Chris Lumb extend a warm invitation to you to join the Clongowes community…

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Visit of Fr. Victor Assouad SJ

Visit of Fr. Victor Assouad SJ Fr Victor Assouad, S.J., who visited Clongowes last week, is Fr General’s Delegate for Western Europe and the Near East. His ‘territory’ covers Ireland,…

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Cup Teams Advance

The cup season is well and truly upon us and the Junior and Senior campaigns continue apace as their respective competitions reach the quarterfinal stage… The seniors were first into…

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Cometh the Hour

There was a moment early in the second half of the Junior Cup match in Donnybrook this afternoon when we wondered whether things would indeed go according to the coaches’…

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Juniors Enter the Fray

The cup season is well and truly upon us and the Junior and Senior Campaigns continue apace. The Seniors were first into the ring last Thursday when they emerged victorious,…

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Launching the Pool

New Swimming Pool to be officially opened by Tánaiste, Simon Coveney The long awaited new 25 metre, five-lane swimming pool in Clongowes quietly entered service before Christmas and has been…

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