If walls could talk

‘The Serpentine Speaks’ was conceived by Tom Carroll and co-written with Ms. Jane O’Loughlin and Ms. Ger Dillon. The play, co-directed by Tom, Ger, Jane and GAP Student, Mr. Paddy Sunderland, marked…

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Beckett-Joyce Award

This year’s Beckett-Joyce Award ceremony proved to be an historic occasion in more ways than one. Now in its twenty seventh year, the competition and the occasion have become a…

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The Beautiful Game

While soccer is something of a Cinderella sport in Clongowes by comparison with its big sisters Senior Rugby and Junior Rugby, it was not always thus and the game, introduced…

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Higher Line Gold Medal Debate

Higher Line Gold Medal Debate It has been almost one hundred and seventy eight years since Daniel O’Connell established the Clongowes Debating Society, which has grown to become an integral…

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The Old Triangle

The origins of racing ‘The Triangle’ in Clongowes, while hardly lost in the mists of time, are certainly unclear. It is such an obvious course that it is likely that…

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The Clongownian

The Clongownian Last Wednesday saw the arrival of the much-anticipated Bicentenary Issue of The Clongownian in the school. The journal was presented to the Headmaster, Fr Leonard Moloney by the…

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Road to Emmaus

The Road to Emmaus via Glendalough William Henry Davies well-remembered poem, written over a hundred years ago, sprang to mind when mulling over our recent parents’ retreat What is this…

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Trad Music Session

Following on from a magnificent performance in the National Concert Hall last month (here), a great evening of music and song was had in Connolly’s Pub, Ballagh last Tuesday night…

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A CWC Day at the Races

Some 200 boys, many joined by their parents, attended the Curragh last Sunday (19th April), when Ireland’s premier racecourse staged a race to celebrate the bicentenary of Ireland’s premier boarding…

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Third Liners in Donnybrook

‘It’s an amazing opportunity for these guys to play in Donnybrook,’ noted Rob Kearney as the Third Line League final drew to a conclusion on Wednesday. Beside him Fergus McFadden…

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A CWC Day at the Races

Sunday 19th April 2015 Join us for the Clongowes Wood College SJ Bicentenary Race Day at The Curragh Racecourse. A great day is planned at the Co. Kildare venue with…

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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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Return of the Drama Fest

Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller was Tom Carroll’s excellent choice for this year’s revived Festival of Drama. With seventeen parts, most of them substantial, it offered the perfect vehicle…

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Guinness Choir in CWC

My Goodness; it’s Guinness! As part of our Bicentenary celebrations, we were delighted that the renowned Guinness Choir agreed to perform at our Mass last Sunday, March 22nd. They were accompanied on the…

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Tá sé ag teacht…

Seachtain na Gaeilge i gColáiste Choill Chluana Gabhann. Last Monday ( 24th March ) we commenced celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge in Coláiste Choill Chluana Gabhann (the college of the wood of…

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Agents of change in CWC

European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni/ae The European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni/ae (ECJA) brings together the Committees of Past Pupils’ Unions from Jesuit schools throughout Europe. The Irish Federation (IFJA) is…

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Friends Across the Border

Portora return to Clongowes Once again Clongowes hosted our friends and colleagues from the Royal School, Portora, Enniskillen for an overnight return visit to Kildare. It’s always like welcoming friends…

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New GAP Students

New GAP Students in Clongowes Patrick Sunderland, Tim McGrath, Edward Jude, Ben Quinn and Hamish Fuller (left to right above) arrived from the Australian heat to the inviting wind and…

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Field of Dreams

All Ireland Schools’ and Universities’ Cross Country Championships If you build it, they will come! As the course for the All Ireland Schools’ and Universities’ Cross Country Championships started to…

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