Fearless Like A Child

In 2012, just over a year after leaving Clongowes, Jack Kavanagh (OC’11) sustained a spinal cord injury following a simple windsurfing accident only weeks before entering his second year of…

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African Immersion Experience

Just before Easter 23 young pilgrims from Poetry aided and abetted by their chaperones Ms Alexis Fox and Mr Liam McGovern, Spiritual Advisor Fr. Michael Sheil SJ, group leader Mr…

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Return of the MACSI

On Wednesday 18th April Professor James Gleeson returned for his final visit to the Clongowes physics and applied maths students, who are involved in research projects with the Mathematics Applications Consortium…

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Headmaster’s Assembly

The Headmaster’s Assembly took place on 18th April to welcome the boys back after the Easter break and to recognise their achievements and participation in the life of the school.…

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Trad Group in Manresa

Last Thursday saw the Clongowes Trad group travel to the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in the lovely surroundings of Manresa House overlooking Dublin Bay. The group was invited by the Rector,…

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Wellness Day

The main concourse of the school was awash with forty shades of amber last December for the launch of the school’s application for the Amber Flag. The project is similar…

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Clongowes Wood Open Day

The Clongowes Wood College Open Day for First Year boys wishing to join in September 2019 takes place on Saturday May 12th. If you are interested in learning more about…

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Remembering and Reconciling

On Sunday April 15th a unique event took place in the Church of Ireland Cathedral dedicated to St Macartin in Enniskillen, to commemorate the beatification of Blessed John Sullivan SJ…. That…

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Peace and Tranquillity

Parent Retreat Glendalough A wonderful sunny day welcomed the group of twenty-seven Clongowes parents (including the Headmaster, Mr Lumb) and three members of staff to Glendalough last Friday (20th April). On…

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Leadership Series 2018

  The Clongowes Foundation invites you and a guest to join us for the LEADERSHIP SERIES 2018 ‘Before we lead others we must lead ourselves’ JACK KAVANAGH (OC’11) Cultivating and…

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The Flipped Classroom

Junior Cycle Science Fair Are animals affected by coloured light? Do scrum caps actually work? Butter or Olive Oil? Does packaging affect your taste perception? The Magnus effect on soccer…

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UK Leadership Series

Pictured above are the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb; Professor Neary; Chair of the Clongowes Foundation, Joe Rooney and President of the Clongowes Union, Joe McVeigh (OC’96) On the evening of Thursday 12thApril, some…

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Senior Soccer Final

Clongowes Wood College 1; Belvedere College 3 Last Wednesday reigning champions Belvedere College retained the Joe McGrath Shield after a keenly contested final on a bitingly cold mid-April afternoon. Having…

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Duck Push Cake Sale

On Sunday 22nd April a number of students from Syntax will host a cake sale with a difference after Sunday Mass in the Concourse area. Mr Aran McMahon (OC’88) who runs…

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Table Quiz

  Clongowes Ladies Association, Table Quiz Thursday 19th April, 7 pm The Refectory Calling all Mums, Dads, Guardians, Teachers, Prefects and All Staff. All Welcome. Those not on a team…

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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 Holywood, Co Down, became…

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The Happy Wall

Before the Easter break we celebrated the International Day of Happiness. On the day itself Mr Paul McCormack led us in our morning prayer, addressing the very question of what makes…

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Set the World on Fire

Set the world on fire The vernal equinox has come and gone and the days have begun to outstrip the nights as we return to school for the final eight…

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Senior Soccer Final

The Beautiful Game in Clongowes Best of luck to the Senior Soccer Team and coaches Mr Noel Mason and Mr Liam McAuley in the Joe McGrath Shield Final tomorrow (or…

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Duck Push Vinyl

This April while you are doing your usual Spring clean we are asking people young and old to leave in any old vinyl records or CDs they are not using…

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