Fictional Clongowes

A joint literacy and ‘Men for Others’ initiative saw the staff and students of Clongowes raise in excess of €450 for Barretstown and the Jesuit Refugee Services on Book Character Dress-up Day…

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Leadership Background

Ensuring that our Clongowes profile has a strong presence with alumni, current parents and the wider community is important for our future development goals. We develop relationships with many of our…

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Past v Present: Round 2

On a lovely sunny October day (Wednesday 7th) Portmarnock Golf Club had put on its best bib-‘n-tucker to welcome OC Members and their Guests for the return-leg of the annual…

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Rudiments Parent Day

This year, the Rudiments Parent Day will take place on Sunday, 8th November 2015 as indicated on the school calendar. Our guest speaker will be Ms Marguerite Kiely, Clinical Director…

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County Champions

The Cross Country teams have been training hard since September in order to regain any speed and stamina lost over a decadent summer and – if recent results are anything…

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China In Their Hands

Here in Clongowes a small group of us study Chinese as an extra subject in the evening time with Mr. Lichao Li of the Confucius Institute. It is very enjoyable…

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Sound of Music in CWC

The walls of our appropriately named Green Room were alive with the sound of music last week (Thursday 15th), as it played host to our recent celebration of that very…

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Clongowes vs Argentina

As Ireland’s odyssey in the Rugby World Cup continues and the team attempts to go where no other Ireland team has done, both Rob Kearney (OC’04) and his brother and Dave…

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Peter Gray

Peter Gray was appointed to the role of chairman of the board in March 2015. Peter is a former pupil and school captain (OC’73), and was President of the Clongowes Union…

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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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Syntax Parent Day

This year, the Syntax Parent Day will take place on Sunday 18th October 2015 as indicated on the school calendar. We are very pleased to announce that Fr Peter McVerry…

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Rhetoric 2022 check in

Time never stands still at Clongowes and last week (Saturday 10th October), with Elements well settled and engaged in a host of pursuits, the day had arrived to welcome potential…

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Kids helping kids

22 years of pushing ducks. For over twenty years the Transition Year students in Clongowes Wood College have made raising money to buy a piece of life saving equipment for…

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Real World Problems

Clongowes physics and applied maths students are again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick. The science department has linked up once again this year with the Mathematics…

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Poetry Parent Day

This year, the Poetry Parent Day will take place on Sunday 11th October 2015 as indicated on the school calendar. We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Patrick Boland,…

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Clean Break from Clongowes

Clean Break from Clongowes Last Sunday (September 27th) saw the launch of a new crime drama series, Clean Break on RTEI, featuring not one, but two of our past pupils…

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Clongowes vs France

The hearts of Clongownians worldwide will have beaten a little faster and their pulses quickened yesterday (Sunday 11th) as they watched Rob Kearney (OC’04) and his brother Dave (OC’07) represent…

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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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