A CWC Day at the Races

Sunday 19th April 2015 Join us for the Clongowes Wood College SJ Bicentenary Race Day at The Curragh Racecourse. A great day is planned at the Co. Kildare venue with…

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Bicentenary Concert in NCH

From the first tentative arrival of the shades of Fr Peter Kenney and James McLorinan to the last exultant beat of the impish David Dudeney’s drum the National Concert Hall…

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Return of the Drama Fest

Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller was Tom Carroll’s excellent choice for this year’s revived Festival of Drama. With seventeen parts, most of them substantial, it offered the perfect vehicle…

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Guinness Choir in CWC

My Goodness; it’s Guinness! As part of our Bicentenary celebrations, we were delighted that the renowned Guinness Choir agreed to perform at our Mass last Sunday, March 22nd. They were accompanied on the…

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Tá sé ag teacht…

Seachtain na Gaeilge i gColáiste Choill Chluana Gabhann. Last Monday ( 24th March ) we commenced celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge in Coláiste Choill Chluana Gabhann (the college of the wood of…

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Agents of change in CWC

European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni/ae The European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni/ae (ECJA) brings together the Committees of Past Pupils’ Unions from Jesuit schools throughout Europe. The Irish Federation (IFJA) is…

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Friends Across the Border

Portora return to Clongowes Once again Clongowes hosted our friends and colleagues from the Royal School, Portora, Enniskillen for an overnight return visit to Kildare. It’s always like welcoming friends…

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New GAP Students

New GAP Students in Clongowes Patrick Sunderland, Tim McGrath, Edward Jude, Ben Quinn and Hamish Fuller (left to right above) arrived from the Australian heat to the inviting wind and…

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Field of Dreams

All Ireland Schools’ and Universities’ Cross Country Championships If you build it, they will come! As the course for the All Ireland Schools’ and Universities’ Cross Country Championships started to…

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Visit of President Higgins

On Wed 4th March the James Joyce Library was honoured to welcome two most distinguished guests, his Excellency President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina, who were visiting the…

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Visit of President Higgins

On March 4th 2015, 201 years to the day after Fr Peter Kenny sj signed the Deed of Purchase for Clongowes Wood, Ireland’s First Citizen, Uachtarán na hÉireann, President Michael D…

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What might have been

In a match that bore eerie resemblances to last year’s final against Blackrock, the Clongowes SCT almost pulled off one of the great escapes of this (or any other sporting)…

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Clongowes v Belvedere

At 4 pm tomorrow (or today if you’re reading this tomorrow…), in Donnybrook, the purple and white will line out against the black and white, in the semi-final of the…

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All Ireland Athletics at CWC

All Ireland Schools and Universities Cross Country Championships While cross country running in Clongowes may have its origins in the arcane ‘Paper Chases’ of the Victorian school two centuries ago,…

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Lenten Reflection

Have you ever thought of Lent as a yearly second chance? Each year the Church gives us six weeks to take a long, loving look at our lives to see…

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Visit of Papal Nuncio

On Sunday, 8th February 2015 we were privileged to have the Papal Nuncio, His Excellency The Most Rev Charles John Brown come to visit and celebrate Sunday Eucharist with us,…

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How Many Miles to CWC?

Not many students get to meet the author of their Leaving Certificate text but just before the Mid-Term Break (Tuesday 10th, February) 31 members of Rhetoric were present to hear…

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