Representative Rugby

Clongowes has a long tradition of pupils and past pupils playing representative rugby at provincial and international level (including selections for the Lions). Daniel Ross from Hollywood, Co Down, became…

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Scholarship Award

On Saturday, September 29th, Old Clongownian, Matthew Martin was awarded a Naughton Foundation scholarship worth €20,000 at a ceremony in Trinity College Biomedical Science Institute in Dublin. The award was…

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Leaving Myself Behind

Transition Year Outdoor Educational Trip We arrived in the East Coast Adventure Centre in Rostrevor at lunchtime on Tuesday (September 25th) and were shown to our rooms or (in our…

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Union Business Lunch

  The Annual Clongowes Union Business Lunch Friday, 19th October 2018 @ 12.30pm Conrad Hotel, Dublin Guest Speaker: Oliver Callan (et al) Oliver Callan, Satirist, Columnist and Impressionist is an…

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God’s Time

Living the Fourth, pleading the fifth… The 20th Annual Clongowes Kairos Retreat for Poetry (fifth year) boys commenced in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and concluded in the College Chapel in Clongowes…

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Following Ignatius in Spain

In July of this year, Assistant Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace and Head of Communications, Mr Declan O’Keeffe (pictured above in the Jesuit Curia in Rome), along with four other teachers…

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Canoeing Success

Not paddling their own canoes… The ancient and noble sport of canoeing has been rekindled in Clongowes in recent years and last Saturday (15th September) was another red letter day as…

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Lourdes Pilgrimage

On Wednesday (12th) the five Rhetoric students – Brian Gallagher, James Hoey, Hugo O’Donnell, Harry Arkwright and Michéal Beirne (left to right below) – who had travelled to Lourdes as part…

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Mothers and Others

In early 2017, in gale force nine and lashing rain, the car lights appeared down the avenue and out trundled 17 brave and bewildered parents and staff not quite sure…

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60 Years a Jesuit

Yesterday, Sunday (September 9th) Fr Bernard ‘Barney’ McGuckian SJ, Vice Rector of Clongowes, concelebrated Mass in the company of his two brothers, Alan (Bishop of Raphoe) and Michael – both…

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Sir William Sargent OC

An Old Clongownian and a Knight of the Realm On Thursday September 6th Clongowes was privileged to be visited by Sir William Sargent (OC’73) the founder and CEO of the visual…

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Citius, Altius, Fortius

Legendary American author Damon Runyon may have quipped that, while ‘the race is not always to the swift that’s how the smart money bets’ most of the time, but the…

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New Elements

Elements Opening Week At lunchtime on Tuesday 28th of August the corridors of Clongowes Wood College sj became home to the 205th class in the school’s history. While many of the young…

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Rugby Kicks Off

It’s that time of year again, when the young men of Clongowes begin to don the purple and white to represent the school on the rugby field and there is…

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And so it begins…

On Thursday (30th August) the young gentlemen of Rhetoric 2024 filed into the chapel to take pole position at the front – the 205th Elements class to enter the school in this,…

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Back to School

A day before the new Elements made their first tentative steps in the school and two days in advance of the return of the more seasoned campaigners up the school,…

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An Oldest Clongownian

Clongowes Wood College wishes Dr Diarmuid O’Driscoll (pictured in the middle) every happiness on this his 100th birthday. Diarmuid came to Clongowes in 1930 and was happy to avail of the…

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Reflect and Recharge

Time to Reflect and Recharge It is high summer here in Clongowes: sunlight streams through the windows and the classrooms and galleries lie silent. Yet this silence masks the activity…

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A Farewell to Teaching

On Wednesday, 30th May Mr Declan O’Keeffe taught his last class in Clongowes Wood College having taught his first in September 1981. Before he left Declan addressed the staff and pupils…

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Ducks Hit The Road

On Wednesday June 6th, while many of their schoolmates commenced the Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations, some 30 students from Clongowes assembled at Crumlin Children’s Hospital to start pushing two…

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