In the Mountain Kingdom

People become people through other people On April 1st 25 pilgrims from Clongowes Wood College set out on this year’s African Immersion Experience to Malealea, Lesotho. Having had a hiatus…

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The Auld Triangle

The origins of racing ‘The Triangle’ in Clongowes, while hardly lost in the mists of time, are certainly unclear. It is such an obvious course that it is likely that…

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A Day For Rejoicing

Blessed John Sullivan SJ beatified The first ever beatification in Ireland – that of Fr John Sullivan SJ – took place at 11.00 on Saturday, 13th May, 2017 in Gardiner Street…

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Cricket Tour

On the May Bank Holiday Weekend a group of cricketers from Clongowes accompanied by Fr. Michael Sheil SJ, Tom Carroll, Joe Flannery and Niall Black journeyed to Mount St. Mary’s…

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Beatification Live

Unprecedented Ecumenical Gesture Fr John Sullivan SJ will be beatified at 11.00 on 13th May, 2017 in St Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street and the event will be live-streamed on www.jesuit.ie/beatification.…

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Pig Push

Ducks can fly, but pigs…? The Clongowes Duck has migrated and mutated into a pig in New South Wales (NSW), courtesy of Richard Fleming (OC’06) and Justin Fleming (no relation),…

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Different Approaches

Last Tuesday, 2nd May, Physics students from Poetry travelled to the University of Limerick with Mr Stephen O’Hara to make their final presentations for the Mathematical Modelling project. This project,…

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Chateau de Clongowes

Clongowes Wine 2017 As part of their fund raising activities for the Duck Push this year three boys in Syntax decided to provide past pupils and parents with a set…

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London Leadership

Gordon D’Arcy Clongowes London Leadership April 2017 Last Thursday April 27th, the annual Clongowes London Leadership series took place. Seventy plus UK based OC’s accompanied by some very welcome guests…

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We Were Blessed

Clongowes Parent Retreat ‘We were blessed in every way, a beautiful location, in the company of great people and best of all, super weather!’ So wrote Liz O’Kane after a…

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Clongowes Links

Earlier this year Jack O’Quigley, Eddie Boland and Hugo O’Donnell, decided that the boys in Clongowes could use a good set of cufflinks to complement their formal dress. They felt…

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Cup Success At Last!

Forster Cup Final It may have come as something of a (pleasant) surprise to some to note that the cup rugby season for Clongowes had not terminated with the departure…

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Victoribus Spolia

Inter Aulas Academiæ! On Tuesday 4th April our Latin class accompanied by Mr Adam Conry headed for Trinity College Dublin to compete in this year’s Latin Poetry Competition. This annual…

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A Pilgrimage of Trust

Taizé Pilgrimage Following a gap of two years the Clongowes Easter pilgrimage to Taizé in France resumed this spring during Holy Week. Once again it proved to be a time…

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Foundations of Hope

Hope Foundation – Kolkata 2017 Last month six Transition Year students, Harry Arkwright, Brian Gallagher, Tom Gilheany, Ross MacGoey, John Maher and Conor Martin along with Mr Noel Murray and Old…

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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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Breaking Good

Crystal Clear Winner We are delighted to report that Kieran Barrett Gomez (Rudiments) was recently announced as a joint winner of the SSPC-iCRAG National Crystal Growing Competition. Kieran won an iPad…

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