Duck Push Presentation

On Thursday 10th October, a group of boys from Poetry presented a cheque for €56,000, proceeds from the 2019 Duck Push, to medical staff and members of the fundraising team…

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Kairos Retreat 2019

This year, the Kairos retreat for Poetry students was held in a new venue; in the beautiful surroundings of the Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre, Newry. This is the 21st…

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Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019

Earlier this month, a group of five Rhetoric students David Kelly, Chris Martin, Alexandros Papadias, Sam Lumb and Harry Radmall joined the Dublin Arch Diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes with Mrs.…

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A Taste of Japan

To kick off the Rugby World Cup, the boys were treated to ‘A Taste of Japan’, on Thursday evening the 19th September. The event was greatly anticipated and even more…

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Interhouse Sports Day 2019

The annual Interhouse Sports Day on September 5th was blessed with good weather, allowing the boys to take full advantage of spending the afternoon out of the classroom and on…

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Start of Year Assembly

The first Headmaster’s Assembly of the year took place on Thursday 29th August, bringing together students and staff in the Boys’ Chapel to mark the start of our 206th academic…

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New York Reunion

The Clongowes Union invites all Old Clongownians and partners residing in North America, Canada and peripheral areas to a Reunion Dinner on Saturday 28th September 2019 at the National Arts…

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The Bellarmine Centre

The Future of Learning in Clongowes On May 6th this year, the long-awaited new learning centre opened for the Third Line boys.  The Bellarmine Centre is named after Saint Robert Bellarmine…

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Union Day

Union Day (Sunday 26th May) dawned bright and sunny and remained so until the last families left the school grounds. As ever it was an emotive occasion for the departing Rhetoric…

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Parent Retreat

On May 17th, 2019 we arrived at the Brockagh Resource Centre with our shoulders up and minds full of work and the mundanities, routines, stresses and worries of our everyday…

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Duck Push Golf Classic

Matthew Cassidy, Harry McGrath, Frederick Gavigan and Jay O’Leary put a plan together and with the help of Mr Steven Gray plus many other members of the extended Clongowes community,…

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Fencing Success

Irish Inter-Schools Team Fencing Championships Last Saturday (May 18th) saw the 2nd Irish Inter-Schools Team Fencing Championships take place at Clongowes with 14 teams from across Ireland. (Pictured above are Vlad…

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Loyola to Manresa

Ignatian Camino Retreat On Friday morning 30 of us Transition Years flew to Biarritz for the start of our Ignatian Camino Pilgrimage. There we met our bus driver and travelled…

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Triangle Race

The latest running of the Triangle Race in Clongowes took place on Wednesday, 15th May. It was a bright summer evening perfect for running as the boys set off down the back…

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Pilgrims, Servants, Students

African Immersion Experience Planning for the African Immersion Experience began in late October and – having spoken to students who had previously travelled on this trip – we felt we…

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Fr Peter Kenney Day

Fr. Rector Michael Sheil SJ OC ’56 invites all Old Clongownians who have left Clongowes forty years ago or more and a guest to join him for the annual Fr…

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Rhetoric Trad Musicians

Farewell to Rhetoric Trad Musicians On Tuesday April 9th the Clongowes Trad group had their final session of this year in Connolly’s of Ballagh. It was final in more ways than…

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