Finding God in the Mess

Night of Peace Cardinal Newman once said that we are responsible for the inner attitudes on which faith depends. Why do I sometimes drift through life like an unbeliever? Because…

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Remembrance Mass

The autumn season is always rich in colour but as November moves towards its end the very richness of those colours is the sign that nature must face up to…

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Science Week: Bricks4Kidz

It fair took us back to a childhood of scrabbling around for different sized LEGO© bricks in a battered biscuit tin, when we walked into the Cooperative Learning Centre on Tuesday…

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Parent Day

Rudiments and Grammar Parent Day Rudiments and Grammar Parents are jointly invited to attend the Parent Day that will take place on this Sunday 25th November 2018, when Mr Derek Lahart, Counsellor and Psychotherapist will speak…

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Trad Group Road Trip

Continuing what is fast becoming an annual tradition, the Clongowes Trad Group ‘bus rolled out the drive on Friday November 9thin search of a music venue of note to pass…

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11th Hour in Clongowes

Yesterday (November 11th) Remembrance Day was observed around the world with silence and the tolling of bells to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on this date…

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Gratitude and Respect

November is a month of remembrance. It is a month where we remember those who have gone before us. Those members of our families who have passed away and whose…

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Past v Present Debate

The Daniel O’Connell Memorial Debate On the first Wednesday after the midterm break, the Music Performance Area was filled to capacity for the annual Past versus Present debate, known officially…

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Fictional Clongowes

Book Character Dress-up Day  Our second Inter-House Book Character Dress-up Day created some cheer on a wet dreary Wednesday, November 7th. Students assembled in mutual amusement as characters from the ten…

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Remembrance Tree

There has been a little addition to the concourse this week in the form of a tree. This is a ‘November Remembrance’ Tree, where students, staff and parents can take the…

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Like Toads Put To Pasture

Elements Parent Day Elements Parent Day will take place on Sunday 11th November 2018, with Fr Eddie Cosgrove sj as the guest speaker and his theme will be: Like Toads Put Out…

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Remembrance Mass

Remembrance Mass: Sunday November 18th at 11.00 The autumn season is always rich in colour but as November moves towards its end the very richness of those colours is the…

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Past vs Present Debate

Daniel O’Connell Memorial Debate This year’s Past vs Present Debate for the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Trophy will take place on Wednesday 7th November in the Music Performance Area in Clongowes…

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All Ears in Third Line

From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night – Good Lord, deliver us! Thus runs the ancient Scottish poem and the gentlemen of…

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Re-igniting the Mission

Fordham Prep visit to Clongowes: 13th– 20th October 2017/2018 saw the launch of our exchange with Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, New York. Fordham Prep is a Jesuit High School…

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Launching the Pool

Minister Simon Coveney opens new Swimming Pool The long awaited new 25 metre, five-lane swimming pool in Clongowes, which quietly entered service before Christmas was officially opened last Wednesday (October…

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Crossing the Chalkline

Jane Mitchell, author of ‘Chalkline’ with members of Rudiments Book Club, comparing covers of English and French versions of the novel. Members of the Rudiments’ Book Club received a treat…

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Kids Helping Kids

Duck Push Presentation to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin Last Thursday some 40 Poetry students accompanied by Mr Steven Gray, visited Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin to present a cheque for €67,700 to medical staff…

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Real World Problems

Clongowes physics and applied maths students are again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick. This will be the sixth year that the science department will link up…

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Trad for Trócaire

The Clongowes Trad for Trócaire group will be ‘live and kicking’ when they hold their annual ‘Trad for Trocaire’ fundraiser in Connolly’s of Ballagh on Tuesday October 17th from 7.30 -9.30 PM and…

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