Pilgrims’ Progress

On Wednesday the 7th of September, four Rhetoric students – Conor Galvin, Ben Messayeh, Sean McCrohan and Daniel Lumb (left to right above) – travelled to Lourdes as part of…

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Open Day

The Clongowes Wood College Open Day for First Year boys wishing to join in September 2017 takes place on Saturday October 8th. If you are interested in learning more about…

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A View from the Basement

Last week RTÉ1 Television broadcast a documentary on the life and work of Peter McVerry SJ. The title is ‘Peter McVerry: A view from the basement’. Including extensive interviews with Peter himself…

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Trad for Trócaire

On Tuesday, September 27th, the Clongowes Trad group, led by Ms Catherine and Mr Shane Heslin, will travel to the head offices of Trócaire in Maynooth, where they will play…

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Representative Honours

Conrad Daly, Cathal Duff, Dan Sheehan, Ronan Hannon, Liam El Sibai and Joe Murphy, who have received representative honours in rugby. Congratulations to the following boys on their selection for…

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60 years and counting

It may have crossed Fr Michael Sheil’s mind yesterday morning as the gentlemen of Rhetoric applauded him along the corridor of the 1966 Building to the Concourse where the school…

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Senior Choir at the Races

The Clongowes Senior Choir has been invited to perform this Sunday, September 11th at the prestigious Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh Racecourse. The choir will deliver three performances on the day:…

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Lourdes Pilgrimage

Lourdes Pilgrimage On Wednesday the 7th of September, five Rhetoric students – Charles Coonan, Conor Galvin, Sean McCrohan, Daniel Lumb and Ben Messayeh – will travel to Lourdes as part…

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Tribute to Tom Kettle (OC 1897)

Irish Times readers will have been alerted by this morning’s ‘Irishman’s Diary’ (Monday, September 5th) that the centenary of the death of Old Clongownian Tom Kettle will take place on…

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Morning Glory

Last Thursday School Captain, Conor Galvin (pictured above with his predecessor, Conor Slattery) delivered a Morning Prayer in which he mused on the true nature of tragedy in our world……

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Pupils for a Day

Table Tennis or Basketball? Former headmaster and world renowned educational consultant, Graham Powell certainly had an unusual way about him on the Staff Day as he turned the Music Performance…

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And so it begins…

As they tucked themselves into the front rows of the Boys’ Chapel on Friday, it probably didn’t occur to the young gentlemen of Rhetoric 2022 that the year they will…

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Leaving Cert Results

We welcomed back the students of Rhetoric 2016 on Wednesday as they came to collect their Leaving Cert Results. It can be a tense time for both students and parents…

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The drive for five

Unprecedented. Impossible. Preposterous. Unthinkable. Unobtainable. Yet, by the end of sixty gruelling minutes in this years Staff. vs. Students soccer match, played in honour of former teacher and soccer enthusiast…

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Wellread National Award

Clongowes will be among the first schools in the country to receive a Wellread National Award recognising the value that we place on encouraging boys to read as part of…

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All Ireland victory for Jack

Jack O’Leary (Rhetoric) is one of the most talented athletes to have ever passed through Clongowes and last Saturday he ended his schools’ athletics career in some style in the…

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Following the Way

Last month forty seven pilgrims from Clongowes made their ways to the Basque Country in Northern Spain, there to embark on a pilgrimage that would lead them from the birthplace…

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Awards Assembly 2016

A.M.D.G. AWARDS ASSEMBLY 2016. Thursday 26th May 2016 Boys’ Chapel at 11.45 a.m. Order of Ceremony Opening Prayer: Fr Michael Sheil S.J.                 …

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