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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Trad for Trócaire

Last week, the Clongowes Traditional Irish Music Group was invited to launch ‘Trad for Trócaire’ at its head offices in Maynooth. ‘Trad for Trócaire’ is a national event promoting the…

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Sports Day

Following the welcome arrival of an Indian summer last week, the athletics track was primed in preparation for Sports Day 2014. On Thursday the sun cast the playing fields and…

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A Debt of Honour

Last Sunday, 14th September, Mass was celebrated in the college to mark the bicentenary of the foundation of Clongowes in 1814. The Celebration of the Eucharist was led by Fr…

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Last Sunday, 14th September, Mass was celebrated in the college to mark the bicentenary of the foundation of Clongowes in 1814. The Celebration of the Eucharist was led by Fr…

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New Foundations

At the Parents’ Gathering, which followed the Bicentenary Mass in Clongowes last Sunday (September 14th) the Headmaster, Fr Moloney sj spoke about the tangible excitement resulting from his announcement after…

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Lourdes Pilgrimage

Last Sunday, 7th September, six Rhetoric students travelled to Lourdes as part of the annual Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage. Spencer Adamson, James Caffrey, Darragh Counihan, Richard Flood, Rowan Osborne and Alex O’Sullivan…

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Bicentenary Mass

Bicentenary Mass on Sunday, 14th Next Sunday, 14th September, there will be a Mass in the Sports Hall at 11.15 to mark the bicentenary of the foundation of Clongowes in…

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Rhythm and News

Elements of Rhythm As if they hadn’t already announced themselves to the school community, Elements certainly made themselves known with a bang last weekend. Saturday saw the arrival of the…

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