Past v Present Debate

Past pupils, parents, staff and guests attended the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Debate in the new Music Performing Centre on the evening of Friday 7th November 2014. This special bicentenary celebration…

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Morning Glory

Autumn Photography Competition The winners of our Clongowes – Autumn Glory 2014 photography competition were announced after Morning Prayer on Thursday November 20th: St. John Dundon (Syntax)                  ‘Rainbow of Autumn’…

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Rhetoric Play

Bad Moon  Rising There was a bad moon rising over Clongowes last week. It penetrated the fog that (appropriately) shrouded the Sports Hall and cast its baleful, brooding light on…

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Manresa comes to Clongowes

Last Tuesday Fr Thomas Layden (OC ’75), the Irish Jesuit Provincial, while on his annual visitation to the school, formally opened and blessed our new Prayer Room. This beautiful, tranquil…

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Rhetoric Play

DON’T GET GREEDY… IT’S A DEADLY SIN It’s 1969. Man has just set foot on the moon. The streets of Brooklyn are tense. A shaky truce between an Irish gang…

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The 11th Hour

Remembrance Day Trip to Portora Royal School, Enniskellen At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, Steele Hall in the Royal school Portora Enniskillen stood in…

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Venerable John Sullivan

Venerable John Sullivan, S.J. On Friday November 7th Pope Francis approved the recommendation of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints that the Servant of God, Father John Sullivan, S.J.,…

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Leadership Series 2014

Clongowes Foundation Leadership Series The Clongowes Foundation Leadership Series re-emerged following a hiatus since 2012 with an inspiring and humble delivery by Patrick Joy (OC ‘69). EY Entrepreneur of the…

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Fictional Clongowes

Book Character Dress-up Day A joint literacy and ‘Men for Others’ initiative saw the staff and students of Clongowes raise in excess of €650 for the Irish Red Cross Ebola…

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Outstanding Students

Outstanding Musicians Congratulations to orchestral musicians Jack Savage (viola) in Poetry and Colin Bourke (trumpet) in Syntax. Both received High Achiever Awards from the Royal Irish Academy of Music because…

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Joyce Transition

Transitioning through James Joyce’s Dublin As part of Mr Tom Carroll’s English class, Transition Year students are studying James Joyce’s Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young…

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Christmas Concert

Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Music! One of the highlights of the festive calendar in Clongowes is the Christmas Concert, which this year takes place on  Sunday 7th December from 15.00…

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Daniel O’Connell Debate

Clongowes Wood College Bicentenary Committee cordially invites Staff, Parents and Past Pupils to the: Daniel O’Connell Memorial Debate  A Special Bicentenary Celebration of Debating in Clongowes Past and Present  On…

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Rugby Festival Programme

To find the times and locations of all the matches in  the Bicentenary Rugby Festival as well as profiles of all the teams involved, information about the history of rugby…

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Rugby Festival: Day 1

  3…2…1… and with the sounding of the hooter, two action-packed days of rugby kicked off with gusto. Who would emerge as early frontrunners for the Senior Cup? How would…

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First Year Rugby

As the leaves gather by the roadside, ghastly masks appear at the shop fronts and European Rugby returns to the fixture list, there isn’t a schoolchild in the country that…

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