New Irish Provincial

Fr Leonard Moloney SJ has been named as the next Provincial of the Irish Jesuit Province. The current Provincial, Fr Tom Layden, wrote to Jesuits and colleagues this morning, Monday…

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Answering The Call

On the 27th of October we had the great honour of interviewing visiting Old Clongownian and author Peadar Ó Guilín (OC’86). The Call is Peadar’s second book and has become…

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Arma virumque cano

While Virgil’s Aeneid (and its immortal opening phrase that sings of arms and the man) was composed more than two thousand years before Alastair Campbell addressed the Fourth Clongowes Business…

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Answer The Call

Grammar Book Club has been enthusing about The Call written by Peadar Ó Guilín more than piqued their interest. Imagine an Ireland where teenagers everywhere will be ‘called’ by the…

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Games of Thrones

While Woody Allen may have quipped that he failed to make the chess team because of his height, the same may not be said of the intellectual giants from Elements…

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Past v Present Golf

In 1978, to mark our success in the Leinster Schools’ Senior Cup, J. Brendan Prendiville (OC’40) presented the Prendiville Plate for annual competition between the Past and the Present. All…

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‘A man of vision’

The new leader of the Jesuits worldwide is ‘decisive, visionary and has a great sense of humour,’ according to Gerry Whelan SJ, an Irish Jesuit who lectures in the Gregorian…

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From a Land Down Under

This year’s Transition Year Australian Exchange, which takes place from early October to early December, is well under way and all the boys involved have settled in very well and…

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Making Good Decisions

Rudiments Parent Day will take place on this Sunday 23rd October 2016 as indicated on the school calendar.  The day will begin at 10am with Eucharist in the Sports Hall.  Refreshments will…

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Open Day

As the prospective pupils of Rhetoric 2022 arrived down the autumn clad avenue for their first taste of life in Clongowes Wood College on Saturday last (October 8th) one could…

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Wellread Clongowes

It will come as no surprise to visitors to either this website (and the Library Blog in particular) or to the magnificent real world James Joyce Library in the college…

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Syntax Jailbirds

On Monday, October 3rd, the Syntax year group took a trip to Kilmainham Gaol eager to learn about the prison’s history. Clongowes was lucky to have award-winning writer Aaron Clarke…

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Kids Helping Kids

For almost twenty five years the Transition Year students in Clongowes have made raising money to buy a piece of life saving equipment for Crumlin Children’s Hospital an annual goal.…

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Between the Jigs and the Reels

On last Tuesday, October 3rd the Clongowes Trad Group returned to Connolly’s of Ballagh for the annual ‘Trad for Trócaire’ Session. We were joined on the night by representatives from…

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Comical Allies

Elements and Rudiments revealed their respective artistic talents at yesterday’s Comic Art Workshop presented by Kev F Sutherland on his much anticipated return to Clongowes. Kev is a Scottish comedian…

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Study Skills Seminar

The Grammar year group attended a Study Skills Seminar today (Wednesday October 5th) presented by Geraldine and Jesse from the Study Smart Tuition Centre . The centre was established five…

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Golfing or Farming?

The sterling efforts of Mikey Mina Ronayne (see below) in the recent Leinster Under 15 matchplay final and the imminent Past v Present Golf Match in this – the 50th…

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Comical Allies

Comic artist, Kev F Sutherland will make a return visit to Clongowes next Thursday (October 6th) to present a workshop to art students in Rudiments and Elements. Using his unique…

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Real World Problems

Clongowes physics and applied maths students are again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick. This will be the fifth year that the science department will linked up…

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