A New Hand On The Tiller

Following the departure of Fr Leonard Moloney last week, Mr Chris Lumb, has become the first lay headmaster of Clongowes Wood College…  Chris (pictured above with the Rector, Fr Michael…

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Fr Moloney Departs

Last February, after eleven years in the position, Fr Leonard Moloney SJ announced that he would be stepping down as Headmaster of Clongowes Wood College in August and last Wednesday…

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Leaving Cert Results 2015

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 and their mentors on achieving an excellent points-average of just over 432 points in the results issued by the Department of Education earlier this…

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Another Year

Clongowes Bicentenary year wound to a close on Union Day after twelve action-packed months of celebration and commemoration as well as much pause for thought. The Bicentenary was celebrated out…

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Bicentenary Concert in NCH

From the first tentative arrival of the shades of Fr Peter Kenney and James McLorinan to the last exultant beat of the impish David Dudeney’s drum the National Concert Hall…

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Savage Discipline

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

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O’Meara Generations

Peter O’Meara (OC’88) and his wife Hilary were very proud parents on Union Day when their son Rory (Elements) collected the Clongowes Union medal for Third Line Debating along with…

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Paddle Your Own

The ancient and noble sport of canoeing has recently been rekindled in Clongowes Wood College. Previously Clongowes was a Schools’ Canoeing powerhouse especially in 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. Clongowes had…

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Senior Cup Success

The Clongowes Senior team enjoyed their most successful season to date winning four of the five competitions they entered. They suffered just one defeat in twenty-two games, winning nineteen and…

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Another Year

Message from the Headmaster Clongowes Bicentenary year wound to a close last week on Union Day after twelve action-packed months of celebration and commemoration as well as much pause for…

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Father John Sullivan SJ

THE MOST REV’D DR MICHAEL JACKSON ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN AND BISHOP OF GLENDALOUGH AND THE VERY REV’D DERMOT DUNNE DEAN OF CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO…

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All Ireland Success

Major congratulations are due to Jack O’Leary (Poetry), who won Gold at yesterday’s (30th May) All Ireland Schools’ Athletics in the Senior 2000m steeplechase. In a pacy and tactical race,…

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You SHALL go to the Ball!

In recent years the Sports Hall has come to embody the growth of Clongowes as it enters it’s 200th year. Doubling as the school chapel to facilitate growing numbers, the…

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Union Day

Dear Parents and Guardians, I would like to invite you to join us for the celebration of Union Day in Clongowes on Sunday 24th May. Rhetoric and all parents are…

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New Headmaster

Shortly after lunch today, Tuesday 19th May, the Headmaster, Fr Moloney gathered the staff to announce the new Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb, who will take up office in mid-August… Chris,…

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Fine Art Exhibition

The Fine Art Exhibition is now showing in the Concourse at Clongowes and will continue until 5.30pm Union Day Sunday 24th May 2015. This is a Group Exhibition of professional…

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A Game of Thrones

In legend, Chess was invented by Lugh, God of Light and Inspiration, and was played skillfully by his son, the hero Cúchulainn. Recently the Third Line had the chance to emulate…

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Swing Voters

Students and staff in Clongowes are well used to Mock Exams but last week they were surprised by the presence of a polling station on the Ref’ corridor complete with…

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Staff v Students Soccer

Last Thursday the annual Staff v Students Soccer match for the Brendan Cullen Perpetual Trophy took place with the masters finally taming the pupils in a tense penalty shoot-out. Our…

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