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 Holywood, Co Down, became…

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The Happy Wall

Before the Easter break we celebrated the International Day of Happiness. On the day itself Mr Paul McCormack led us in our morning prayer, addressing the very question of what makes…

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Set the World on Fire

Set the world on fire The vernal equinox has come and gone and the days have begun to outstrip the nights as we return to school for the final eight…

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Senior Soccer Final

The Beautiful Game in Clongowes Best of luck to the Senior Soccer Team and coaches Mr Noel Mason and Mr Liam McAuley in the Joe McGrath Shield Final tomorrow (or…

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Duck Push Vinyl

This April while you are doing your usual Spring clean we are asking people young and old to leave in any old vinyl records or CDs they are not using…

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Easter Greetings

The vernal equinox has come and gone, the days have begun to outstrip the nights and, as Clongowes closes its doors for the Easter Holidays and we draw breath after…

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Shadows and Darkness

Tenebrae: Passion and Death in the Sports Hall Tonight (Wednesday 21st March) saw this year’s Tenebrae Service staged in The Sports Hall at 21.00 for the entire school. Together with…

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UK Leadership Series

  The Clongowes Foundation invites you and a guest to join us for the UK LEADERSHIP SERIES ‘Understanding the Changing Economic and Political Landscape’ PETER NEARY (OC’67) With the liberal…

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Leadership Series

  The Clongowes Foundation invites you and a guest to join us for the LEADERSHIP SERIES 2018 ‘Before we lead others we must lead ourselves’ JACK KAVANAGH (OC’11) Cultivating and…

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Lenten Reconciliation

On Wednesday of last week March 7th, the entire student body in Clongowes came together for a liturgy in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation for Lent 2018 led by…

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Igniting the Mission in NYC!

Fordham Preparatory School Exchange This academic year saw the launch of our exchange with Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, New York. Last November we welcomed some students and staff…

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Passion and Death

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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‘Can we talk about Jesus?’

Over 120 Jesuit school principals, including our own Mr Chris Lumb, spent four days together discussing the challenges and opportunities that the plurality of religions in Europe pose for them…

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Má tá Gaeilge agat…

Beidh Seachtain na Gaeilge á cheiliúradh againn i gColáiste Choill Chluana Gabhann an tseachtain seo, ón Luan an 12ú go dtí an Aoine an 16ú. I measc na himeachtaí a…

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450 Years Young

Jubilee of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga The highest decoration given on Union Day in Clongowes is the Aloysius Award, named in honour of our patron saint, St Aloysius Gonzaga. The accolade…

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Macbeth Reimagined

Just before the snows came and made our best-laid schemes ‘gang agley’, Poetry visited the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin for a production of Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy Macbeth, courtesy of…

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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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