Catching Fire in the library

The James Joyce Library together with the Arts and the English Departments invites Junior Cycle students to participate in a ‘Hunger Games’ themed Art & Literacy competition. Participants are asked…

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Sunday surfing

The first Sunday “Grand Day Out” of the year saw a group of 40 boys head off to Sligo’s Strand Hill on a beautiful sunny day (22nd September) with Mr. Steven Gray and Gappie,…

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Cyclone Anti-Bullying Workshop

Last Thursday (10th October) the celebrated Cyclone Repertory Theatre Company from Cork brought their acclaimed Bullying Prevention Session to The Old Library in Clongowes for the boys of the Lower…

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From a land down under…

Meet Nick Duff, Jonah Johnson and Jonathon Condon from Australia who will be with us until Christmas. These young men from St. Ignatius College Riverview will be in Transition Year…

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Gold medal for Josh Pim

Congratulations are due to Josh Pim (Rhetoric – second from right) who was part of the Irish team that won gold at the European Eventing Championships for Young Riders and…

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Drama classes at Clongowes

  Drama classes in Clongowes will begin on Friday courtesy of Ms Rachel Field and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Classes this year are being extended…

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Poetry Parent Day

  This year, the Poetry Parent Day will take place on Sunday October 13th 2013 as indicated on the school calendar. We are very pleased to announce that Dr. John…

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The Changing Family

Yesterday (Friday, 4th October) Clongowes was delighted to welcome Mr David Quinn to give talks to Poetry and Rhetoric. Mr Quinn, Director of the Iona Institute, Irish Independent columnist and regular contributor…

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Scientific Olympians

Three of our Junior Certificate students, Frank Keating, Sean McMahon and Donnchadh Walsh have been identified by the State Exams Commission as high achievers in Maths and Science. Frank, Sean…

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Rhetoric Parent Day

The Rhetoric Parent Day will take place next Sunday (October 6th) as indicated on the school calendar. We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Gillian O’Brien, Director of Education…

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Lourdes Pilgrimage

On the 7th of September, six Rhetoric students – Milo Rooney, Tom Cantillon, Martin Sutton, Sam Messayeh, Dara Corbett and Jeff Gibbons (left to right above) travelled to Lourdes as part of the…

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A Portrait in words…

Two lucky students from Rudiments, Jack Dowling and Tadhg Maloney (pictured), will feature in a unique theatrical production of James Joyce’s ‘A Portrait of the Artist’, which will be premiered in…

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Trad for Trocaire

On Tuesday October 1st the Clongowes Traditional Irish Music Group took part in the annual ‘Trad for Trocaire’ at Connolly’s pub in Ballagh. The event was run in conjunction with…

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Kairos Retreat commences

The annual Kairos Retreat commenced on September 24th in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and concludes on the 27th  in the Boys’ Chapel in Clongowes. This is the 15th year of the…

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Inter House Sports Day

Having been thwarted by inclement weather in the last two years, the students were not to be denied last Friday when the Inter House Sports Day took place in the…

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