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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WWI Battlefields Trip

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old… At the end of September, a group from the Clongowes Wood College community with some alumni and friends…

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Mental Health Awareness

This morning (Wednesday 15th October) Simon Tierney (OC ’02) spoke to a selection of Higher Line students on the topic of obsessive compulsive disorder and mental well-being as part of…

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Bicentenary Rugby Festival

At a reception in the college on Monday 6th October, details were announced of the forthcoming Rugby Festival which will take place on the grounds on Friday 24th and Saturday…

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Real World Problems

Physics Department welcomes leading Applied Mathematician Professor James Gleeson to Clongowes. Clongowes physics students are once again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick. The department has linked…

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Welcome to the Holodeck

From the Campfire to the Holodeck It is entirely appropriate that the new Cooperative Learning Centre is the result of a collaborative process. Last year, I began by bringing Elements…

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Open Day

With the new Elements class barely through the first pages of their copybooks, Clongowes is preparing to welcome potential members of the Rhetoric (6th Year) Class of 2021. It will…

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Face Book

Not losing face: gaining Facebook As the Clongowes Facebook page went live last week, Mr. Colm Maloney could be forgiven for shedding a few despairing tears. A vociferous advocate of…

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