Grammar Parent Day

Dr Fergus Heffernan a Clinical Psychologist, with an MSc in Family Therapies, and a PHD in Neuro Science (pictured here speaking at the Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth) will be our…

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Mary Collins RIP

As the new term was about to start, we received the sad news of the death of Mary Collins, may she rest in peace. Mary started work here in 1979, just…

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Christmas Greetings

As I write, the long autumn term is about to come to a close and the Christmas holidays are upon us. My early months in Clongowes have been immensely enjoyable,…

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SRPA Christmas Jumpers

Tapping into Christmas zeitgeist that was everywhere in Clongowes on Monday the Festive Season was given a boost by the proliferation of Christmas Jumpers and other seasonal garb around the…

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Clongowes Calendar

The Clongowes Wood College Calendar 2016 produced by Transition Year in support of the Clongowes’ Duck Push is now available at Reception for only €10.00.

Careers Morning

The parents association is pleased to announce that a CAREERS MORNING for Rhetoric and Poetry students has been organised for Saturday, 19th December, 9:30 am – 12:30pm. A variety of alumni and current parents have…

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Congratulations to Jack!

Following an excellent third place finish at the National Junior (Under 20) Cross Country Championship in November, Jack O’Leary (Rhetoric) was selected on the Irish national team for the European…

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When in Rome

At 5.00 a.m. on Friday 27th, November Mr. Conry’s Rhetoric Latin class, along with Mr. O’Hara and Mr. Leahy S.J., assembled in terminal of two of Dublin airport to set…

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Advent Reconciliation

Immediately following our Penitential Liturgy at the start of Advent (Wednesday 2nd December) there was an extraordinary response from the student body to the new format and offering of the Sacrament…

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International Honours

Congratulations to Oliver Mackle (OC’11), who was recently selected to play rugby for Hungary. Oliver is currently studying in Budapest at Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Science, where he is in…

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Elements go North

For many years now the Elements Tour has been a highlight of the boys first year in the school. Consisting of a wide range of activities, the tour provides a positive focus for the…

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Third Years in Court

On Thursday the 19th of November, my Civic Social and Political Education class and I travelled to Naas Courthouse for a criminal case in the Circuit Court accompanied by Mr…

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Leadership Series

Last week Ms Orlaith Carmody, an international speaker, coach, author of ‘Perform as a Leader’ and MD of Mediatraining.ie, addressed an audience of Old Clongownians, parents and staff on “The Performance of Leadership”. The event, which…

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Syrian Refugees

On Wednesday November 11th the Grammar CSPE classes received a visit from Mr. David Moriarty from the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). Mr. Moriarty spoke to us about the work of…

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Rhetoric Play

On Friday and Saturday (20th and 21st November) the young thespians of Rhetoric brought ‘Translations’ by Brian Friel to the stage in Clongowes with resounding success. This devastatingly gorgeous play…

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Elements Parent Day

This year, the Elements Parent Day will take place on Sunday, 22nd November 2015. Our ‘guest’ presenter will be our very own Fr Barney McGuckian.  Fr Barney will aim to…

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Fr Provincial’s Visitation

Fr Tom Layden, Irish Jesuit Provincial and Old Clongownian (1975) visited Clongowes for four days this week (15th-19th) and met with the students and staff. Fr Layden arrived on Sunday…

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