Cup Teams Progress

What a finish! Goodness what a finish! A game that had ebbed and flowed for 59 action-packed minutes was tied at 26 points apiece at the death and flowing in…

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Fergus O’Farrell RIP

In 1981 we arrived in Clongowes straight out of college with wonder in our eyes. We came in from the east and settled and remained there for five wonderful years…

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Welcoming Brother Jeff

Last month saw the arrival Brother Jeffrey Pioquinto SJ in Clongowes and he will remain with us until Easter as part of his tertianship. The Rector, Fr Michael Sheil tells…

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1916 Remembrance

Pathetic fallacy abounded as we commenced our 1916 Remembrance last week (31st January) in a blustery Glasnevin Cemetery with an inclusive ceremony that commemorated the lives and deaths of three…

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SCT Clear First Hurdle

Although 30 minutes of the first-half gave Clongowes a taste of ‘ad infinitum’ –they ultimately prevailed in Donnybrook last Thursday (28th January) with a definition of intelligence honed beyond the…

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Real World Problems

Clongowes physics and applied maths students are again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick and will be raising the bar next Tuesday, February 2nd, when Professor James…

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Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week Catholic Schools Week is an all-Ireland annual event, which invites Catholic schools to give expression in a special way to the ethos of Catholic education. It is…

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Marketing Manager

Clongowes Wood College is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Áine Corcoran to the post of Marketing and Admissions Manager. The Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb (above with Áine), comments: “Áine…

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A Doctor’s Sword

On Thursday 14th January, Clongowes celebrated one of its most famous past pupils, Dr Aidan McCarthy (OC 1930), by screening the film of his remarkable life. The Clongowes website was…

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Sean the Cantabrigian

Warmest congratulations to Sean McMahon, who has been provisionally accepted to attend Gonville and Caius, the fourth oldest surviving College in the University of Cambridge. Sean, who was awarded one…

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Elements go North

From the moment they awoke on the morning of January 18th the first years were all but uncontainable with excitement at the prospect of the annual trip to Belfast… For many…

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Young Tigers

On Monday the 11th of January, Mr. Marron, his CSPE class and Mr. Corcoran set off for Dublin Zoo. We went there to learn more about the white rhino, which…

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Christian Unity Week in CWC

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to 25th January – the octave of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The theme chosen for 2016…

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New Gaps in the Schedule

Luke O’Brien, Dominic Tynan, Angus Reynolds, Joe Schwager, Conor Mulcahy (left to right above) arrived from the Australian heat to the inviting wind and rain of Ireland just after Christmas…

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Grammar Parent Day

Dr Fergus Heffernan a Clinical Psychologist, with an MSc in Family Therapies, and a PHD in Neuro Science (pictured here speaking at the Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth) will be our…

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Mary Collins RIP

As the new term was about to start, we received the sad news of the death of Mary Collins, may she rest in peace. Mary started work here in 1979, just…

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Christmas Greetings

As I write, the long autumn term is about to come to a close and the Christmas holidays are upon us. My early months in Clongowes have been immensely enjoyable,…

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SRPA Christmas Jumpers

Tapping into Christmas zeitgeist that was everywhere in Clongowes on Monday the Festive Season was given a boost by the proliferation of Christmas Jumpers and other seasonal garb around the…

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The Clongownian 2015

Last month saw the arrival of the much-anticipated latest issue of The Clongownian in the school. The journal was presented to the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb by the editor, Mr…

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Clongowes Calendar

The Clongowes Wood College Calendar 2016 produced by Transition Year in support of the Clongowes’ Duck Push is now available at Reception for only €10.00.