CREATIVE TOM CANTILLON

The Martin Wills Annual Writing Awards is a competition established in 1992 to commemorate the life of Martin Wills, journalist and amateur jockey, who died that year, aged 39. It…

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Lovely Lowry

Every Wednesday boys from the Third Line, accompanied by Mr. Seamus Aherne, make the short trip to Carton House to enjoy golf lessons from some of Ireland’s top professionals. Today,…

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THE AULD TRIANGLE

 Results of the Triangular Race 2012 Third Line (Record 7.37.73) 1. Daniel Reilly    07.55.03 2. Thomas Connolly 08.01.33 3. Christian Casey 08.04.52 Lower Line (Record 7.19.31) 1. Jack O’Leary 06.54.00 2. Jack…

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MATHEMATICAL MODELS

MACSI is a project that is unique to Clongowes and is a fantastic opportunity for us to get involved in real world applications and see how problems in science and…

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RUDIMENTS RETREAT

This year, Rudiments students went to Cavan for their retreat. There is an ‘Adventure Retreat Centre’ there that I had engaged with before for some retreats so, here in the…

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PARENT RETREAT

On the 19th April, I was privileged to take a group of CWC parents on a day retreat to Glendalough. I composed the retreat around the theme of the Road to…

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BECKETT-JOYCE AWARD 2013

Last Friday evening (26th April), in the Jesuit Community Library, members of the Clongowes and Portora Unions, members of staff and, most especially, this year’s entrants for the Beckett-Joyce Award…

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BAREFOOT ON THE REEK

On the 6th of April 2013 eight lads from Transition Year set out to climb Croagh Patrick barefooted in aid of the Duck Push. We were inspired by my uncle…

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Retirement of Mr Martin Nugent

At a Board of Management meeting held last Friday, April 19th Mr Martin Nugent announced that he will be retiring as Assistant Headmaster of Clongowes this summer. On Monday morning,…

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Students and Servants

On the 31st of March a group from Clongowes began the school’s sixth Immersion trip to Malealea, Lesotho. Before the flight had even taken off we experienced our first mishap…

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Liturgy Survey

During the academic year 2011/12 the College commissioned a survey on attitudes towards mass from the boys. This was as a result of a perceived negativity around the Sunday mass…

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Storytelling Evening

On Wed April 10th storyteller Niall de Burca returned to the school to entertain the Third Line. The event took place in the Higher Line Rec Room where we drew…

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Poetry Pilgrimage to Taizé

Poetry Pilgrimage to Taizé The annual Clongowes Pilgrimage to the ecumenical retreat centre at Taizé took place again at Easter when ten Poetry students, accompanied by their prefect Mr. Tom…

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