Tribute to Tom Kettle (OC 1897)

Irish Times readers will have been alerted by this morning’s ‘Irishman’s Diary’ (Monday, September 5th) that the centenary of the death of Old Clongownian Tom Kettle will take place on…

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Morning Glory

Last Thursday School Captain, Conor Galvin (pictured above with his predecessor, Conor Slattery) delivered a Morning Prayer in which he mused on the true nature of tragedy in our world……

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Pupils for a Day

Table Tennis or Basketball? Former headmaster and world renowned educational consultant, Graham Powell certainly had an unusual way about him on the Staff Day as he turned the Music Performance…

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And so it begins…

As they tucked themselves into the front rows of the Boys’ Chapel on Friday, it probably didn’t occur to the young gentlemen of Rhetoric 2022 that the year they will…

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Leaving Cert Results

We welcomed back the students of Rhetoric 2016 on Wednesday as they came to collect their Leaving Cert Results. It can be a tense time for both students and parents…

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The drive for five

Unprecedented. Impossible. Preposterous. Unthinkable. Unobtainable. Yet, by the end of sixty gruelling minutes in this years Staff. vs. Students soccer match, played in honour of former teacher and soccer enthusiast…

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Wellread National Award

Clongowes will be among the first schools in the country to receive a Wellread National Award recognising the value that we place on encouraging boys to read as part of…

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All Ireland victory for Jack

Jack O’Leary (Rhetoric) is one of the most talented athletes to have ever passed through Clongowes and last Saturday he ended his schools’ athletics career in some style in the…

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Following the Way

Last month forty seven pilgrims from Clongowes made their ways to the Basque Country in Northern Spain, there to embark on a pilgrimage that would lead them from the birthplace…

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Awards Assembly 2016

A.M.D.G. AWARDS ASSEMBLY 2016. Thursday 26th May 2016 Boys’ Chapel at 11.45 a.m. Order of Ceremony Opening Prayer: Fr Michael Sheil S.J.                 …

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More Choral Success

Singers from Clongowes Wood College once again enjoyed success, this time at the Navan Choral Festival. The organisers decided to merge various underage categories into one competition, so Matthew Cassidy…

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Maths Models

The Clongowes Maths Modelling project concluded for this year when the mathematicians of Poetry made their final presentations in the University of Limerick… On Wednesday, 13th of April, James Gleeson, Professor…

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Parent & Son Golf

 Union Day Parent & Son Golf Competition 9 Holes Scotch Foursomes (Stableford Points – ¼ of combined handicap) Both parent and son drive, pick the best drive and then they…

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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 29th May. Rhetoric and all parents are…

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Magic in the Library

‘Young people can’t listen anymore’ was a remark made recently at a social gathering to storyteller Niall de Burca, who made his annual appearance in Clongowes recently. He didn’t agree…

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Union Day

UNION DAY TEDDY BEARS PICNIC COMPETITION Last year at Union Day we had the inaugural Teddy Bears Picnic competition which was a big success. Lots of children participated, setting up…

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Sean wins Nations Cup

Transition Year student, Sean Monaghan was a member of The Irish Under 16 Pony Show Jumping Team that won the Nations Cup in Odense, Denmark on Saturday, May 21st. Each…

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