Between Jigs and Reels

Trad for Trócaire On Tuesday 17th of October the Trad group returned to Connolly’s of Ballagh for our annual ‘Trad for Trócaire’ Session. Thankfully Hurricane Ophelia did not inflict any…

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The Groves of Academe

THE ACADEMY Amid the groves and fountains of an Athenian garden over 300 years before the birth of Christ, the great philosopher, Plato, gathered his disciples in the first meeting…

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From a Land Down Under

This year’s Transition Year Clongowes / Riverview Exchange is under way and we have settled in very well and are enjoying finding out about life in Ireland. The exchange involves six…

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Live Life to the Fullest

POETRY PARENT DAY Poetry Parent Day will take place on Sunday 15th October 2017. The day will begin at 09.15 with refreshments in the concourse. Our speakers will be in room 3…

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Cross Country Success

Bouyed and enthused by the success of the Sports Day a few weeks ago, the gentlemen of the Cross Country Team betook themselves to Carlow last week for the first…

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Changes in the Foundation

New Chair of Fundraising in the Clongowes Foundation After forty-two years of service to Clongowes, the last four of which were as Chair of Fundraising in the Clongowes Foundation, Martin…

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Faith in One Another

Grammar Retreat On Wednesday the 21st of September, the boys in Grammar set off on their religious retreat to the monastery in Esker, Co. Galway. It was a welcome break…

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Syntax Parent Day

This year, the Syntax Parent Day will take place on Sunday 8th October 2017 and we are very pleased to announce that Fr Peter McVerry S.J. will be the guest…

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TY Outdoor Education Trip

On Tuesday the 12th of September, with the Junior Certificate results still looming, the Syntax group of 2017/18 set out on their Outdoor Education Trip to Rostrevor, Co. Down. Julian…

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The Class of 1997

It is easy to keep in contact these days. All sorts of social media and messaging platforms help you chat and glance occasionally at the lives of others. But there…

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Union Business Lunch

  The Annual Clongowes Union Business Lunch Friday, 20th October 2017 @ 12.30pm Conrad Hotel, Dublin Guest Speaker: Denis O’Brien Denis O’Brien is Chairman of the privately owned telecommunications company…

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Junior Cert Results

On Wednesday (September 13th) the Syntax boys received their Junior Cert Results three months after completing the exams and following a few days of nervous anticipation. They had no need…

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A lesson for Europe

Fr Willie Doyle SJ – a lesson for Europe In a lengthy article for the UK Independent, renowned British writer and journalist Robert Fisk has used the exemplary life and death of…

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Sports Day

Sports Day Having been thwarted by inclement weather last year, the students were not to be denied on Wednesday (September 6th) when the Inter House Sports Day took place in…

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Lourdes Pilgrims

Making a difference On Thursday the 7th of September, five Rhetoric students – Joe Bullman, Tommy Inglis, Ben Matuschka, Ronan Molony and Paddy White – will travel to Lourdes as part of the…

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And so it begins…

On Thursday the young gentlemen of Rhetoric 2023 tucked themselves into the front rows of the Boys’ Chapel – the 204th Elements class to enter the school in this, our…

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New Elements in Clongowes

At lunchtime on Tuesday 29th August the corridors of Clongowes Wood College became home to the 204th class in the school’s history. While many of the future young men of…

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Exceptional LC Results

Exceptional Leaving Certificate Results for Clongowes Students An air of nervous tension was palpable in the Concourse from mid-morning as boys of Rhetoric 2017 arrived with their parents to collect…

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