Pilgrims, Servants, Students

African Immersion Experience Planning for the African Immersion Experience began in late October and – having spoken to students who had previously travelled on this trip – we felt we…

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Fr Peter Kenney Day

Fr. Rector Michael Sheil SJ OC ’56 invites all Old Clongownians who have left Clongowes forty years ago or more and a guest to join him for the annual Fr…

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Rhetoric Trad Musicians

Farewell to Rhetoric Trad Musicians On Tuesday April 9th the Clongowes Trad group had their final session of this year in Connolly’s of Ballagh. It was final in more ways than…

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Mathematical Modelling

Every year Clongowes runs a mathematical modelling programme for Syntax and Poetry in conjunction with the University of Limerick (UL), directed by Mr Stephen O’Hara and any student from these…

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Fordham Exchange in NY

2017/2018 saw the launch of our exchange with Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, New York. Last November we welcomed some students and staff from the school to Clongowes (here) and…

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Futsal Success

With origins in 1930’s Uruguay, ‘futebol de salão’ or Futsal is becoming increasingly popular in Ireland and, for the second successive year, Clongowes entered the FAI Schools Post Primary Schools Futsal…

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Clongowes at SciFest

Clongowes Scientists Perform at SciFest@College On May 3rd, six Elements students took part in SciFest@DCU which is the next level up to our own SciFest@School fair (See here for more).…

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Camino Pilgrimage

Tomorrow I shall be heading off with the boys in Syntax and members of staff on our annual Ignatian Camino Pilgrimage.  We are flying to Biarritz in the morning ahead…

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Clongowes Open Day

The Clongowes Wood College Open Day for First Year boys wishing to join in September 2020 takes place on Saturday May 11th, 2019. If you are interested in learning more about…

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Morning Prayer

This morning, Friday 12th April, the Headmaster Mr Lumb led Morning Prayer in the Concourse where he spoke about Holy Week and the hope that Easter time brings for all…

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Clongowes Union Dinner

Another busy year for the Clongowes Union was presided over by the energetic President, Conor Daly (OC’85). The Annual Business Lunch in October featured the award-winning comedian, satirist, columnist and impressionist…

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The Future of Learning

The New Third Line Learning Environment The start of May will see the opening of a radical new learning centre in Clongowes. Deputy Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace explains the thinking…

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Duck Push Golf Classic

As part of our fund raising campaign for the Clongowes Duck Push the students of Syntax are organising the Duck Push Golf Classic at the K-Club in Straffan Co. Kildare…

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Musical Successes

Congratulations to Sean Lannen (Grammar) who took first place and a gold medal in the ‘Buachaillí’ (boys 8-15)section of the Feis Ceoil in Sligo earlier this month. Sean was then…

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Green-Schools Programme

The Green-Schools Programme in Clongowes was initiated in January this year by Joey Kennedy (Rudiments), who is chair of the committee. Joey tells us what’s involved… The Green-Schools Programme was…

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Easter Liturgy

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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Physics Masterclass

On Wednesday, 20th March, Poetry student Alexandros Papadias attended a full day International Physics Masterclass, at Maynooth University, coordinated by the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, in co-operation with the European…

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Lenten Reconciliation

Lenten Reconciliation Service Last Wednesday the entire student body in Clongowes came together in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation for a liturgy led by Fr Michael McGuckian SJ to…

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Duck Push Concert

We are approaching an eventful time of year for the Clongowes School Orchestra. After many months of perfecting our repertoire, the orchestra will be giving a concert in conjunction with…

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