Cup Teams Depart

Following two distinguished campaigns with many a tense moment and much exciting rugby, both our Senior and Junior Teams were obliged to depart the cup competitions at the semi final…

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Parents’ Retreat

There are still some places available on the  one-day retreats for Parents / Guardians that will take place on Friday 8th April and Friday 22nd April in Glendalough Co Wicklow.…

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From the Headmaster

In a letter to Clongowes’ Parents and Guardians last month the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb was pleased to report that his introduction to Clongowes life has continued at a pace…

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Swimming with the Tide

Work on new swimming pool commences. In 1886 Clongowes Wood College amalgamated with its sister Jesuit boarding school in Tullabeg, almost doubling the school population at a stroke and signalling…

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Proclamation Day

Tuesday March 15th was declared Proclamation Day as part of the national commemoration of the 1916 Rising and we in Clongowes took special pride in the commemorations given our special…

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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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