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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Grammar Retreat to Emmaus

Grammar Retreat to Emmaus On Friday the 13th (!) of September, the Grammar students, set off to ‘Emmaus’ in north Dublin on their annual retreat. As an entire group we were brought together to one…

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TY Outdoor Education Trip

On Tuesday the 10th of September, with the Junior Certificate results still looming, the Syntax group of 2013/14 set out on their Outdoor Education Trip to Rostrevor, Co. Down. We…

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Junior Cert Results

Last Wednesday the Syntax boys received their Junior Cert Results three months after completing the exams and following a few days of nervous anticipation. They had no need to worry…

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Sean Monaghan at the RDS

During August Sean Monaghan (Rudiments) took part in the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS. Mounted on his horse Ballygawley Braveheart Sean  competed very creditably in the event for 138cm…

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Representative rugby honours

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Leinster at Under 19 and Under 18 levels: Under 19 Cillian Burke, Fergal Cleary, Cian O’Donoghue and Stephen McVeigh.…

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Seamus Heaney and Clongowes

Each year the pupils of Clongowes and Portora Royal School, Enniskillen compete for the Beckett-Joyce award, which honours two of our most famous writers and helps to link the schools…

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Pilgrimage to Lourdes

On Saturday the 7th of September, six of our students: Martin Sutton, Tom Cantillon, Jeff Gibbons, Milo Rooney, Sam Messayeh, Dara Corbett will travel on pilgrimage to Lourdes. They will…

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Mass for new school year

With an Indian summer in full swing, the Sports Hall provided a suitably open and bright environment for the school to celebrate the Opening of the School Year Mass. Led…

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