Games of Thrones

Chess Mini-Tournament Contrary to the views of Roy Keane, who never quite managed to represent his school in chess, the scars are still evident- chess is a very physical game,…

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Past vs Present Debate

Daniel O’Connell Memorial Debate This year’s Past vs Present Debate for the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Trophy will take place on Wednesday 8th November in the Music Performance Area in Clongowes…

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Remembrance Day

Mass for the Deceased Members of the Clongowes Union The autumn season is always rich in colour but as November moves towards its end the very richness of those colours…

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The Light Makers

An evening with author Mary O’Donnell An enjoyable evening was shared by the Staff and the Parents’ Book Club last Wednesday (25th October) in the company of local poet, author…

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College and Career Exhibition

Last week (Thursday, 19th October) Clongowes held a College and Career Exhibition in the sports hall. While many are familiar with the Irish Times Higher Options Exhibition, held in the…

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OC and Young Musician

Winner of the Irish Freemasons’ Young Musician of the Year 2017 On Saturday, 14th October, Richard Thomas (OC’13) was awarded 1st place in the Irish Freemasons’ Young Musician of the…

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Inter-House Book Quiz

Sixty students, from across all the year groups, gathered for the Inter-House Book Quiz on Wednesday night (18th October), where the prize – a silver cup – graced the team…

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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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