Congratulations to Jack!

Following an excellent third place finish at the National Junior (Under 20) Cross Country Championship in November, Jack O’Leary (Rhetoric) was selected on the Irish national team for the European…

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When in Rome

At 5.00 a.m. on Friday 27th, November Mr. Conry’s Rhetoric Latin class, along with Mr. O’Hara and Mr. Leahy S.J., assembled in terminal of two of Dublin airport to set…

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Advent Reconciliation

Immediately following our Penitential Liturgy at the start of Advent (Wednesday 2nd December) there was an extraordinary response from the student body to the new format and offering of the Sacrament…

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International Honours

Congratulations to Oliver Mackle (OC’11), who was recently selected to play rugby for Hungary. Oliver is currently studying in Budapest at Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Science, where he is in…

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Elements go North

For many years now the Elements Tour has been a highlight of the boys first year in the school. Consisting of a wide range of activities, the tour provides a positive focus for the…

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Third Years in Court

On Thursday the 19th of November, my Civic Social and Political Education class and I travelled to Naas Courthouse for a criminal case in the Circuit Court accompanied by Mr…

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Leadership Series

Last week Ms Orlaith Carmody, an international speaker, coach, author of ‘Perform as a Leader’ and MD of Mediatraining.ie, addressed an audience of Old Clongownians, parents and staff on “The Performance of Leadership”. The event, which…

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Syrian Refugees

On Wednesday November 11th the Grammar CSPE classes received a visit from Mr. David Moriarty from the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). Mr. Moriarty spoke to us about the work of…

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Rhetoric Play

On Friday and Saturday (20th and 21st November) the young thespians of Rhetoric brought ‘Translations’ by Brian Friel to the stage in Clongowes with resounding success. This devastatingly gorgeous play…

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Elements Parent Day

This year, the Elements Parent Day will take place on Sunday, 22nd November 2015. Our ‘guest’ presenter will be our very own Fr Barney McGuckian.  Fr Barney will aim to…

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Fr Provincial’s Visitation

Fr Tom Layden, Irish Jesuit Provincial and Old Clongownian (1975) visited Clongowes for four days this week (15th-19th) and met with the students and staff. Fr Layden arrived on Sunday…

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Richard Thomas on Lyric FM

The Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year Richard Thomas (OC’13) will be featured on RTE Lyric FM TONIGHT, Wednesday 18th November at 8.00p.m. sharp (he’s first on). His 20…

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Visit to Portora

On Wednesday of last week, November 11th a group of eleven students from Syntax and Poetry, Dan Reilly, David Morrin, Luke MacQuillan, Jonathan Farrington, Jason Smith, Dan Gannon, Ross O’Doherty,…

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Kieran’s Kildare Leg

Sligo man Kieran Quinn (OC ’98) is a very able and talented musician who has a large following due to his versatile piano playing and his ability to connect to…

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Senior Choir in Sligo

The Senior Choir struck the right note at the International Choral Festival held in Sligo this weekend. Performing in front of an audience of some eight hundred people, the students scored an…

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Quizmasters

A total of five teams and fourteen students from Grammar and Rhetoric represented Clongowes in Science and Business last week with varying degrees of success… The tradition of science and mathematics is…

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Mass for Deceased OCs

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…

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Remembrance Tree

Our annual November Remembrance Tree has made an appearance back in the concourse. It will stand in front of the chaplaincy board where students, staff and parents can take the…

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