Flying the Flag

On a brisk Monday morning (7th March) Ms Margaret Doyle, Mr Colm Maloney and three representatives from Poetry, Conor Galvin, Brian Murphy and Sean McCrohan, travelled to Croke Park to…

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Choral Success

After months of hard work and preparation with Mr David Scott, Ms Anne Conaghan and Ms Catherine Heslin, singers from Clongowes Wood College competed at the Interschool’s Music Festival at…

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Trad Group Award

Clongowes Traditional Irish Music Group Receive Award from Trócaire. The Clongowes Wood College Traditional Irish music group has received a Special Recognition award from Trócaire in appreciation for their fundraising…

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John Paul II Awards

Congratulations to the five students from Clongowes, who received their Pope John Paul II Awards from Bishop Denis Nulty in Askea Parish Church, Carlow during Catholic Schools Week. They were…

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Juniors Depart

CWC 15: St Michael’s 20. Alas the Clongowes Juniors JUST came up short when falling to St Michael’s in a closely contested semi-final at Donnybrook yesterday. Unlike the previous round,…

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Penguins in the Library

It was appropriate that snow fell on the morning following Jonathan Shackleton’s presentation on his cousin Ernest Shackleton and the Antarctic in the James Joyce Library last week. An audience…

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Mother’s Day Mass

This Sunday March 6th to mark Mothers Day, we will celebrate in a special way all mothers at our Sunday Eucharist in the Sports Hall at 11 am. Hall. We…

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Novena of Grace

The Novena of Grace is a centuries old tradition and is one of the main Jesuit devotions worldwide. It was first held in Dublin in 1712 and takes place in…

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Drop Everything & Read

In celebration of World Book Week, a D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) event was organised by the James Joyce Library here in Clongowes today, when the normal timetable was dropped at…

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SCT Bow Out

Roscrea 24 Clongowes 18 Sad to relate the Clongowes’ Senior Team was unable to emulate the last minute heroics of their junior colleagues at Donnybrook yesterday as they made their…

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Gary skis for Ireland

It will come as no surprise to regular readers of Clongowes Digest to learn that Gary Skinner (Poetry) represented Ireland in February (12th to the 21st) at the Youth Winter…

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Macbeth Unlimited

Murder, suspense, intrigue, ambition and power? Sound familiar? No, we are not talking about Macbeth as you know it, but ‘Macbeth Unlimited’ adapted by Syntax and to be performed on…

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JCT advance to Semis

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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Return of the MACSI

The Poetry physics and applied maths classes welcomed Professor James Gleeson back to Clongowes for his second visit with this year’s mathematical modelling group. The boys have been working since October…

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Lenten Reconciliation

On Wednesday, 24th February we held our annual Lenten Reconciliation Service in Clongowes. Led by Mr Niall Leahy SJ the whole school came together in the Sports Hall at 9.15pm…

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Retreats / Pilgrimages

Parent Retreats: A one-day retreat for Parents / Guardians will take place on Friday 8th or Friday 22nd April in Glendalough Co Wicklow. There will be a hike, prayer and…

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Venerable John Sullivan

The annual Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving for the life and work of the Servant of God, the Venerable Father John Sullivan SJ, was celebrated in the Church of Saint Francis…

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Old Familiar Faces

‘The Clongowes Union means the desire of Old Clongownians by coming together to be able to renew old memories [and] to see once again old familiar faces’. These words of…

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Jack Retains Title

Conditions were bright but chilly in Santry last Wednesday (February 10th) for the Leinster Cross Country finals where Jack O’Leary was attempting to retain his senior crown. Although the race…

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SCT v CBC Monkstown

On Tuesday last (February 9th) the Clongowes Senior team showed their junior counterparts the way to the semi finals of the Leinster Cup with a disciplined 27-5 victory over a…

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