Brendan Campbell RIP

We have just heard the sad news of the death of Brendan Campbell, former Physics teacher in Clongowes (1955-1996) following a long illness. Brendan will be remembered fondly by several…

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Reading Challenge

There is a hunger for reading in Elements as shown by the number of students who were presented with a Reading Challenge Certificate yesterday morning by the Headmaster, Fr Moloney…

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Christmas Magic

If, as Forrest Gump suggested, life is like a box of chocolates, then Sunday’s Christmas Concert in the Boys’ Chapel was a smorgasbord of magical auditory delights (Click on the…

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When in Rome…

Discupulos Pontemque Cano: A Journey to Ancient Rome It was 4am on a Friday morning and ten intrepid (if somewhat sleepy) Latin students, led by their magister, Mr. Adam Conry…

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Kairos Retreat

Kairos literally speaking comes from one of two Greek words for time: ‘Kronos’  and ‘Kairos’. ‘Kronos’ referring to chronological/ sequential time, whereas ‘Kairos’ by its very definition signifies a moment…

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High Jinks in Study

One of the boys having succeeded in capturing a cockerel smuggled the bird into evening study… The original Study Hall/Refectory block was built between 1818 and 1820 during the Rectorship…

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Cross-Country Success

Cross Country Update – The Three Counties League The Clongowes athletics team began their exceptional campaign earlier in the year at Knockbeg College. Our valiant squad would be competing in…

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Kids helping kids

Kids helping kids: 21 years of pushing ducks… Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin provides care and attention for some of Ireland’s sickest children. Taking part in the Duck Push is…

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CWC on RTE

Clongowes on Nationwide last Friday Looking back a over a wealth of history spanning 200 years, Clongowes Wood College in Clane, Co. Kildare is celebrating and reminiscing with a full calendar…

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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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