Mr Bowen to the rescue

In the end it came down to the last race on the card and Mr Bowen (something of a dark horse himself) did not disappoint. Steered home by the youthful…

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Playing for charity

Last Thursday, The Clongowes Trad group, led by Mrs and Mr Heslin, was warmly welcomed to the head offices of Trócaire in Maynooth to participate in the launch of the…

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Rhetoric Parent Day

This year, the Rhetoric Parent Day will take place on Sunday 4th October 2015 as indicated on the school calendar. 

We are very pleased to announce that Fr. Damian Howard SJ…

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Reading Path to Empathy

 A small selection of our collection that will help to develop empathy. ‘The Guardian’  recently published Lost for words? How reading can teach children empathy an article by Miranda McKearney and…

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A Match of Two Halves

Present v Past Golf The 33rd playing of the Present v Past Golf Challenge for the Union Golf Society Shield took place on the Clongowes Course on Sunday 20th September.…

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Pat Taaffe and Shergar

This Saturday, 26th September Pat Taaffe (Rudiments – pictured above winning the Dingle Derby) will represent his country when ten Irish riders take on their British counterparts in the third…

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Citius, Altius, Fortius

Despite the absence of anything even resembling an Indian summer this month, the athletics track and ancillary field event locations were primed in preparation for Sports Day yesterday (Monday, 21st September).…

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Grammar Retreat

On Friday the 18th of September, accompanied by Mr. Corcoran, Ms. Dolan and Mr. Heslin, we left the school for our Grammar retreat to the Dominican centre in Tallaght. The…

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Clongownians at the RWC

The hearts of Clongownians worldwide will have beaten a little faster and their pulses quickened this morning at the news that Rob Kearney (OC’04) and his brother Dave (OC’07) have…

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Refugee Crisis Response

Homily on 24th Sunday (B) – CWC – 12.09.15The Gospel of our Mass for the opening of the academic year just over two weeks ago was Matthew’s account of what…

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A home from home?

Following on the eloquent statement of our Christian duty in regard to the present refugee crisis in Europe made by Fr Bradley at the School Mass ten days ago, the…

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Lourdes Pilgrimage

On Monday September 7th, five Rhetoric students, Daniel Lane, Michael Stapleton,  Conor Slattery, Joseph Martin and Thomas Blake (above), accompanied by Australian GAP student Patrick Sunderland and Mr Francis Marron set off for…

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Youth Club to Youth Café

Conor Daly (OC’85) writes to tell us that the Clongowes Youth Café – an initiative of the Clongowes Union and the Peter McVerry Trust (PMVT) – is now complete and…

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Web Award Nomination

Clongowes Wood College SJ is delighted to have been nominated in the Best Education/Third Level category for this year’s 2015 Web Awards to be held in the RDS on Thursday,…

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‘Harden not your hearts’

Fr Bruce Bradley SJ celebrated Mass for the whole school this morning (Sunday, 6th September). His homily focused on the tragedy that befell the Kurdi family during the week and his…

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Savage Success

Last May Robbie Savage (then in Rudiments) and James Coonan (in Elements) rode to success on the Irish Tetrathlon Squad at the UK British Regional Competition in Moreton Morrell. Last…

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Key Elements in Clongowes

Last Tuesday heralded the start of a new journey for our incoming first years. While the rain may have helped mothers (and fathers) disguise the tears it certainly didn’t dampen…

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Dancing in the Concourse

Following the summer break, local residents of Clane and Prosperous will once again return to Clongowes to take part in the Age Action Programme which will re-start on Tuesday September…

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