Clongowes 5km Fun Run

The first ever Clongowes’ 5km Fun Run will be held at Clongowes Wood College on Saturday 23rd March at 11.30am. The fun run is part of the Transition Year Duck…

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Visit to Dubai & Abu Dhabi

  The Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb invites you and your family to join him for a lunchtime event to discover Clongowes Wood College SJ, Ireland. Learn about life at Clongowes…

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Welcome New Gaps

Last week five new GAP students (or Gappies), Pat Fuccilli, Tom McMahon, Marcke De Vera, Oliver Seymour and Andrew Lawler (left to right above), arrived from Australia. Mr Steven Gray has…

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Hope Based on Experience

Today the Headmaster, Mr Lumb led Morning Prayer with this reflection on the nature of the turning of the year and the genuine hope that the New Year can bring……

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Tenebrae

The Rector Fr Michael Sheil SJ and the Headmaster Mr Chris Lumb extend a warm invitation to you to join the Clongowes community in our annual Easter liturgy of Tenebrae,…

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Union Dinner

‘To see once again old familiar faces…’ ‘The Clongowes Union means the desire of Old Clongownians by coming together to be able to renew old memories [and] to see once…

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Christmas Concert

If, as Forrest Gump suggested, life is like a box of chocolates, then Sunday’s Christmas Concert in the Boys’ Chapel was a smorgasbord of magical auditory delights. Compacted into a…

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Christmas Dinner

On December 8th the school community came together to mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and to enjoy the annual Christmas Lunch together.Mass was celebrated by the Rector, Fr Michael…

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Human Rights Day

In a powerful and moving Morning Prayer on Monday, a group of Elements students made a presentation to the entire school on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human…

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Advent Reconciliation

On Wednesday, 5th December we held our annual Advent Reconciliation Service in Clongowes. Led by the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil SJ, the whole school came together in the Sports Hall at…

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The Special One

While the IRFU was founded in 1874 it was some fourteen years more before some Clongowes students asked the Higher Line Prefect to have rugby posts erected and not until…

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Fine Art Exhibition

Fine Art Exhibition 2018 The Annual Clongowes Fine Art Exhibition will be in situ in the Concourse from Thursday 6th December and will continue until Sunday 16th. The official opening will take place…

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Christmas Cards

Ho Ho Ho… Fabulous Christmas Cards are currently on sale in aid of the Duck Push, which purchases medical equipment to help treat sick children. The high quality Christmas cards…

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Music and Mulled Wine!

One of the highlights of the festive calendar in Clongowes is the Christmas Concert, which this year takes place on Sunday 9th December from 15.00 to 17.00 (both times sharp, unlike…

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John Paul II Awards

The 9th Pope John Paul II Awards took place in the Church of Our Lady and St David, Naas on Thursday 15th November. The award was created to commemorate the late Pope…

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Prosperous Crozier

Clongowes crozier goes on display at National Museum A thousand-year-old pastoral staff, the ‘Prosperous crozier’, which has been in the care of the Jesuits at Clongowes almost since it was…

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What will survive is love

Today is the feast day of St. John Berchmans, born 1599 in modern day Belgium. Deputy Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace spoke of him at Morning Prayer earlier and also reflected…

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Head, Heart, Soul, Body

Wellness Day 2018 How well are you? No really. How well? We may be ‘well off’ or ‘well up’ on something, but how well are we really? ‘Wellness is more than…

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Poetry Play

The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd… This year’s revival of The Mundy Scheme in Clongowes brought together two exciting talents: writer Brian Friel (author of Translations and Dancing…

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