Clongowes Choirs on Lyric FM

Before the weekend break the Elements and Senior Choirs gave their annual performance for the Age Action group in the James Joyce Library. For the Elements choir it was their…

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ISTA Finalists

The tradition of science and mathematics is alive and well in Clongowes Wood and on Thursday, 17th November, the college received another accolade by coming first and second in the…

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Rhetoric Play

Tom Murphy’s 1961 work, ‘A Whistle in the Dark’, is a brave play for any group to put on. Dark, notoriously violent and essentially dismal, it succeeds or fails like few others on on the actors’ individual understandings of the tensions between

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Fr Vincent Murphy SJ RIP

A member of the community of Clongowes Wood College SJ, Fr. Vincent Murphy SJ, passed away peacefully this morning, in Cherryfield Lodge, Milltown Park; he will be sadly missed. Vincent was…

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Duck Push Christmas Cards

Fabulous Christmas Cards are now being sold in aid of the Duck Push, which purchases medical equipment for sick children. Everyone likes to support a charity at Christmas, and this…

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Past v Present Debate

The Music Performance Area was filled to capacity last week (Tuesday 15th, November) for the annual Past versus Present debate. This event has been held in the College each year…

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Scientific Quizmasters

The tradition of science and mathematics is alive and well in Clongowes Wood and last Thursday, 17th November, the college received another accolade by coming first in the Regional ISTA…

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Clongowes Golf Balls

It has been a good first term for golfers at Clongowes and this has been reflected in the from of senior skipper Conor Mulholland (Rhetoric), who has been on the…

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Rhetoric Play

The Clongowes premiere of A Whistle in the Dark brings together two exciting talents: writer Tom Murphy (author of The Gigli Concert and Conversations on a Homecoming) and director Tom…

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Foundation Leadership Series

The Clongowes Wood College Foundation welcomed over 350 alumni, current parents along with the Rector, Fr. Michael Sheil SJ and our new Jesuit Provincial Fr. Leonard Moloney SJ to the O’Callaghan’s…

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Grammar Parent Day

GRAMMAR PARENT DAY Grammar Parent Day will take place on this Sunday 27th November 2016 as indicated on the school calendar. The day will begin at 10am with Eucharist in…

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Hope for Christmas

This week some members of our year group helped to check and pack Christmas presents at Team Hope’s Depot at nearby Peamount Hospital in Newcastle. (See info@teamhope.ie for more information…

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UCD Entrance Scholars

We are delighted to announce that seven of our outstanding students from the Rhetoric graduating class of 2016 have been recognised as UCD Entrance Scholars. Each year UCD recognises the…

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John Vincent Holland OC VC

The hearts of Clongownians worldwide will have beaten a little faster and their pulses quickened last Friday when John Vincent Holland (OC 1909) was amongst those remembered at a wreath…

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Fictional Clongowes

Book Character Dress-up Day. Thanks to all who got into the spirit and fun of our fourth Book Character Dress-up Day, an event that’s always guaranteed to bring some fun…

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Headmaster’s Assembly

Before lunch on Wednesday October 27th the Boys’ Chapel was packed for the second Headmaster’s Assembly of the year. After the opening prayer by the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil, the Headmaster,…

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New Irish Provincial

Fr Leonard Moloney SJ has been named as the next Provincial of the Irish Jesuit Province. The current Provincial, Fr Tom Layden, wrote to Jesuits and colleagues this morning, Monday…

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Answering The Call

On the 27th of October we had the great honour of interviewing visiting Old Clongownian and author Peadar Ó Guilín (OC’86). The Call is Peadar’s second book and has become…

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Arma virumque cano

While Virgil’s Aeneid (and its immortal opening phrase that sings of arms and the man) was composed more than two thousand years before Alastair Campbell addressed the Fourth Clongowes Business…

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