The Best of Rivals

Clongowes Wood College 29 The King’s Hospital 21 Relations between Clongowes Wood College and The King’s Hospital go back a long way and run deep. As our closest rugby playing…

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And so it begins…

‘Anois teacht an earraigh, beidh ‘n lá dul chun síneadh ‘S tar éis na Féil’ Bríde, ardóidh mé mo sheol…” These opening lines from the classic Irish poem Cill Aodáin…

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New Gaps For Old

In December the five Australian GAP students (or Gappies), who have graced the groves of Clongowes since January 2017, began to make their way back home for a bit of…

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Fr Provincial’s Visitation

Fr Leonard Moloney, Irish Jesuit Provincial and erstwhile Headmaster of Clongowes (2004-2015) visited the college for three days last week (22nd-24th January) and met with the Jesuit Community, students and…

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Crossing Barriers

As part of the annual Christian Unity week celebrations, Clongowes was delighted to take part in a bilateral celebration of the Christian faith with The King’s Hospital, Palmerstown on Sunday,…

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Christmas Day At Sea

Christmas Day At Sea: Capsizing, And Rowing The Atlantic   Congratulations to Old Clongownian and School Captain Tommy Browne (2010) and the ‘Relentless Rowers’, who have just finished rowing 5,000km…

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Cycling to Lesotho

On Sunday 14th January people passing through the concourse in Clongowes on their way to Mass may have been surprised to see two cyclists on the road in their midst. The onlookers…

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Finding God in the Mocks

On the morning of the first day of the Mock Exams in Clongowes the Assistant Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace, addressed the boys at Morning Prayer to encourage them to approach…

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New Coaches-in-Charge

In line with our strategic development of Sport in Clongowes, the Headmaster, Mr Lumb has confirmed the appointment of a number of ‘Coaches-in-Charge’ of individual sporting disciplines to new positions…

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Vinny Murray Pitch

There was a lot of emotion and no little joy in Clongowes when our newly laid all-weather pitch was re-opened on Saturday (13th January). The state-of-the-art facility was blessed by…

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John Paul II Awards

Just before Christmas (Wednesday, 6th December) fifteen 5th Year students attended the John Paul Second awards ceremony in St Peter and Paul’s church in Portlaoise. The Pope John Paul II…

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Living Like the French

Ruairi O’Regan, Finn Adams and Pat Taaffe  of Transition Year have just returned to Clongowes following a sojourn in our fellow Jesuit school, St. Marie La Grand’Grange in Saint Chamond…

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Alumnus of the Year

The Clongowes Alumnus of the Year Award recognises outstanding Old Clongownians who are one or more of the following: Inspirational Transformational Socially responsible Innovative Entrepreneurial Outstanding in their chosen area…

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Leaning in and Letting Go

This morning our Pastoral Co-Ordinator, Ms Anne Marie Dolan led the first Morning Prayer of 2018… ‘For many of us a new year is an invitation to say good bye…

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Rhetoric Parent Day

Rhetoric Parent Day will take place on next Sunday 14th January 2018 as indicated on the school calendar. The day will begin at 09.30 and will end after 11.30 Mass. You are…

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And so this is Christmas

Clongowes lies silent now. The crowds that thronged the chapel for the first Mass of Christmas a little while ago have departed and the empty corridors echo to our footsteps…

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A Final Festive Fling

The season of Advent, A Time of Expectant Waiting, has been a full one here in Clongowes, with many events in the school ranging from the Advent Service of Reconciliation…

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The Clongownian 2017

This week saw the arrival of the much-anticipated latest issue of The Clongownian in the school. The journal was presented to the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb by the editor, Mr…

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