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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Going Back Down Under

Last week the five Australian GAP students (or Gappies), who have graced the groves of Clongowes since their arrival here in January, began to make their way back home for…

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Many Wolves, One Pack

Transition Year Riverview Exchange Back in October six Transition Year students embarked for the Antipodes on a four week exchange with our sister college, St Ignatius’ College, Riverview, which was…

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Finding the Light

‘Mind Your Mental Health’ Photography Competition. Congratulations to Kieran Clohessy (Poetry) and Ms Louise Dunne (Receptionist) who were the student and staff winners respectively of our recent ‘Mind Your Mental…

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Advent Reconciliation

On Wednesday, 6th 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…

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A Time of Expectant Waiting

Yesterday morning, as we drove up the timeless main avenue girt by centuries’ old lime trees and approached the castle squatting snugly in the winter sun, we marveled anew at…

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Go Amber for Mental Health

The main concourse of the school was awash with forty shades of amber this morning for the launch of the school’s application for the AMBER FLAG… The ‘Amber Flag’ project…

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Fine Art Exhibition 2017

The Annual Clongowes Fine Art Exhibition will be in situ in the Concourse from Saturday 9th December and will continue until Sunday 17th December. The official opening will take place after Mass…

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Lifesaving Skills

In recent weeks Jack Hilliard has been one of 40 boys, who are taking Lifesaving lessons in our new swimming pool as part of the Transition Year programme of activities.…

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Cross Country Medal Haul!

The third and final event of the Three Counties Developmental Cross Country League took place in Graiguecullen GAA grounds on a bright but bitterly cold Tuesday, November, 28th. The date…

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Trad Group Road Trip

At 10.45 on Friday, November 17th, the Clongowes Trad Group left the grounds of the school, buzzing with excitement in the proudly proclaimed ‘Trad Bus’. Mrs Heslin came prepared for…

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Scholarship Boys

UCD Entrance Scholars and TCD Exhibitions We are delighted to announce that six of our outstanding students from the Rhetoric graduating class of 2017 have been recognised as UCD Entrance…

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Leinster Schools Squad Reps

Leinster Schools Squad Representatitives Congratulations to the players pictured above who were selected to train as part of the Leinster Schools squad during the summer. They trained three days a…

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The Shadow of a Gunman

The Clongowes premiere of The Shadow of a Gunman brings together two exciting talents: writer Sean O’Casey (author of The Gigli Concert and Conversations on a Homecoming) and director Tom…

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Remembrance Day

Mass for the Deceased Members of the Clongowes Union The autumn season is always rich in colour but as November moves towards its end the very richness of those colours…

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Spirituality and Mental Health

RUDIMENTS AND GRAMMAR PARENT DAY Rudiments and Grammar Parent Day will take place on Sunday 26th November 2017. The day will begin at 09.30 with refreshments in the concourse, followed…

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Remembrance Day Mass

Mass for the Deceased Members of the Clongowes Union – Sunday November 19th The autumn season is always rich in colour but as November moves towards its end the very…

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