French Theatre

Tuesday the 21st of March provided an unique day for us. To witness the pure comedy provided by the brilliant French Theatre For Schools was an experience I’ll certainly not…

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Crossing the ‘Chalkline’

Mr Shane Heslin’s English class have been reading Jane Mitchell’s novel ‘Chalkline’ and decided to invite the author, Jane Mitchell, to Clongowes to give them the inside story on her…

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Golf Classic in K Club

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

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American Football

Clongowes Wood College v Georgetown Prep, Maryland On a chilly Monday afternoon Clongowes hosted fellow Jesuit College, Georgetown Preparatory School from Maryland USA. With the rugby season drawing to a…

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Minding Your Brain

Dr Elizabeth Walsh (Clinical Psychiatrist, UCHG), mother of Donnchadh (OC’16) and Richard (Rhetoric) visited Clongowes recently (Thursday, March 9th)  to give a talk to Rhetoric entitled ‘Mental Illness and Minding Your…

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Vocal Master Classes

Last week (Friday 10th March) Clongowes held set of vocal master classes given by renowned Irish Tenor Emmanuel Lawler, who is also a lecturer in the DIT Conservatory of Music and…

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Author Visit: Gerard Siggins

Rugby Spirit Gerard Siggins series of books, Rugby Spirit, are proving very popular with students in Elements and Rudiments for a number of reasons: rugby, boarding school, historical figures and…

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge i gColáiste Choill Chluana Gabhann Beginning on Monday March 13th we will celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge in Coláiste Choill Chluana Gabhann (the college of the wood of the…

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Applied Maths Finalists

On Thursday March 2nd, eleven students from Poetry and Rhetoric along with Mr Stephen O’Hara took part in the East Midlands regional competition of the Irish Applied Maths Teachers Association…

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The Beautiful Game

Clongowes 1 – Belvedere 3 (after extra time) For the third time in a fortnight Belvedere proved to be the better team in the contest between the confraternal sister colleges.…

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Lenten Reconciliation Service

Last night (Wednesday, 8th March) we held our annual Lenten Reconciliation Service in Clongowes. Led by the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil SJ the whole school came together in the Sports Hall…

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Singing Success

Singing Success for Clongowes If you have any contact with Sean Lannen (Elements – pictured above) over the next few days, please take the time to congratulate him on being…

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Drop. Everything. And. Read!

In celebration of World Book Week, a D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) event was organised by the James Joyce Library here in Clongowes today (March 3rd), when the normal timetable was…

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Juniors Depart

Clongowes 14: Belvedere’s 15. Alas the Clongowes Juniors JUST came up short when falling to Belvedere by the narrowest of margins in a closely contested Leinster Schools’ Junior Cup quarter-final…

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Alumnus of the Year 2016

There was surely a straw or two in the wind for the Rector and quintessential Old Clongownian, Fr Michael Sheil, SJ (OC’56), when he found himself excluded from the deliberations…

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Cheltenham Preview Night

Eddie O’Leary of Gigginstown House Stud, leading amateur jockey Katie Walsh and Robbie Power, recent winner of the Stan James Irish Gold Cup on Sizing John, were amongst the panel…

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Cup Teams Advance

It’s that time of year again, when the young men of Clongowes don the purple and white to represent the college on the rugby field. While this has been happening…

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Seniors reach the Semis

Clongowes 24 – St Mary’s 14 Given the day that was in it each side was glad that St Valentine’s Day failed to provide another massacre as Clongowes moved past…

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