Writes of Passage

Came across this great list of reads today for young adults on the World Book Day website. http://worldbookday.com/writes-of-passage/ The majority of these titles are available in the James Joyce Library…

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JCT just fall short

Relentless Clongowes Fall Short The Clongowes JCT drew something of a short straw when faced with favourites Blackrock in their first outing last Friday (February 6th). It was a match…

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European Youth Parliament

Making the ordinary, extraordinary On the 16th January, six boys from Syntax (Lorcáin O’Shea, Lorcan Barrett, Michael O’Brien, Shane Hogan, Sean Ojejinmi and Conor Galvin) and four boys from Poetry…

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A quiet success

‘I’ve won Heineken Cups, I’ve played for Ireland, I’ve been to a World Cup; but some of my best rugby memories come from my days in Clongowes. Every kid dreams…

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Distinguished OCs

Clongownians of Distinction: A guide to the Serpentine Collection Last Tuesday evening, 27th January, in Clongowes Clongownians of Distinction: A guide to the Serpentine Collection, by Dr Harman Murtagh (on the right…

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Bicentenary Mass

Bicentenary Mass Next Sunday, 8th February 2015 we are privileged to have the Papal Nuncio, His Excellency The Most Rev Charles John Brown coming to visit us and celebrate Sunday…

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Awareness Ribbon Day

Fundraising for Cancer Research Next Thursday, 5th February, in conjunction with The Caroline Foundation we are going to have an AWARENESS RIBBON DAY. The Caroline Foundation (a constituent of Prof. John Crown’s Cancer Clinical Research…

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Possunt quia posse videntur

SCT v Castleknock College Although he might have assumed that he would quietly slip away into the sunset upon his retirement, the enigmatic Mr. Tony Pierce, erstwhile Latin and Maths…

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A Read on the ‘Rogues’

Ever wondered what the ‘rogues’ did to warrant a place in the Serpentine Gallery? All is revealed in ‘Clongownians of Distinction: A Guide to the Serpentine Collection’. The publication was…

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CWC in the NCH

In the perfect setting of the National Concert Hall, The Dublin Youth Orchestras (DYO) Annual Gala Concert took place on Saturday 10th January from where Michelle Burke, Fundraising & Marketing…

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Called to Serve

Called to serve Last Week we celebrated Christian Unity week which is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. Clongowes…

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Elements go North

Elements Belfast Tour On a cold and icy Monday morning just last week 65 Elements boys awoke from our slumbers at dawn, buzzing with the excitement of the week to…

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Parent Retreat

Parent Retreat in Glendalough There has been such a positive response to this experience in recent years that this year we are offering two dates: 1. Friday 24th of April…

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Gary skis for Ireland

It will come as no surprise to regular readers of this Clongowes Digest and the college website to learn that Gary Skinner (Syntax) has been chosen to be a member…

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Under the Influence

Learning to Love the World as God Does A lecture by Dr David Tuohy SJ on Jesuit Humanism in Education and a major exhibition entitled In the Spirit of the…

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