Duck Push Raffle

Union Day Duck Push Raffle Congratulations to the winners of the Union Day Raffle: Featherblade Restaurant Voucher for two courtesy Mr. Paul McVeigh won by Ms Grainne Kennan Union Day…

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Duck Push Shop

As Union Day 2018 approaches  students in Syntax / Transition Year are getting their Duck Push Shop ready. It will be located in the marquee in front of the 1929…

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Golf Classic

Duck Push Golf Classic The planning for the 2018 Duck Push Golf Classic started in early January. Transition Year is a very busy year for exchanges and work experience so…

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The Beautiful Game

Staff v Students Soccer Last week saw 67 Rhetoric students take a break from their books to venture against a very prominent Magistri side in this years annual Staff v Students…

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En Garde!

Irish Interschools Fencing Championship Eight teams from four schools contested the 2018 Inaugural Irish Interschools’ Championship hosted by Clongowes Wood College on Saturday 19thMay: Clongowes Wood College Dunamase College Glenstal…

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Sky is the Limit for Paddy

Inaugural AERPRIZE finals On Friday 16thMarch Rhetoric student Paddy White, in the company of his sponsor, science teacher Ms Yvonne Nolan, took his place at the inaugural AERPRIZE finals at…

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Shooting Hoops

Past v Present Basketball The evening of the Thursday 24thof April saw several OCs arrive confidently back to the sports hall to take on our current Senior basketball team, in…

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Strength in Faith

Confirmation Ceremony Most Reverend Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin visited Clongowes yesterday (May 15th) to confirm 18 of our pupils and support them in their adult faith journey.…

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Real World Problems

Maths Modelling Back in October, any 5th and 4th years who wanted to take part in maths modelling gathered in Mr. O’Hara’s classroom where Professor James Gleeson presented them with three problems…

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Higher Line Medal Debate

Higher Line Gold Medal Debate It has been almost one hundred and eighty one years since Daniel O’Connell established the Clongowes Debating Society, which has grown to become an integral…

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Following the Way

Two weeks ago forty two pilgrims from Clongowes made their ways to the Basque Country in Northern Spain, there to embark on a pilgrimage that would lead them from the…

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The Auld Triangle

2018 TRIANGLE RACE The origins of racing ‘The Triangle’ in Clongowes, while hardly lost in the mists of time, are certainly unclear. It is such an obvious course that it…

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Fearless Like A Child

In 2012, just over a year after leaving Clongowes, Jack Kavanagh (OC’11) sustained a spinal cord injury following a simple windsurfing accident only weeks before entering his second year of…

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African Immersion Experience

Just before Easter 23 young pilgrims from Poetry aided and abetted by their chaperones Ms Alexis Fox and Mr Liam McGovern, Spiritual Advisor Fr. Michael Sheil SJ, group leader Mr…

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Return of the MACSI

On Wednesday 18th April Professor James Gleeson returned for his final visit to the Clongowes physics and applied maths students, who are involved in research projects with the Mathematics Applications Consortium…

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Headmaster’s Assembly

The Headmaster’s Assembly took place on 18th April to welcome the boys back after the Easter break and to recognise their achievements and participation in the life of the school.…

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Trad Group in Manresa

Last Thursday saw the Clongowes Trad group travel to the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in the lovely surroundings of Manresa House overlooking Dublin Bay. The group was invited by the Rector,…

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Wellness Day

The main concourse of the school was awash with forty shades of amber last December for the launch of the school’s application for the Amber Flag. The project is similar…

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Clongowes Wood Open Day

The Clongowes Wood College Open Day for First Year boys wishing to join in September 2019 takes place on Saturday May 12th. If you are interested in learning more about…

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Remembering and Reconciling

On Sunday April 15th a unique event took place in the Church of Ireland Cathedral dedicated to St Macartin in Enniskillen, to commemorate the beatification of Blessed John Sullivan SJ…. That…

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