Duck Push Wine

We are pleased to let you know that the Duck Push Wine Company has a limited amount of stock ready for sale ahead of the Christmas season. You will remember…

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Christmas Cards

‘Tis the Season… Fabulous Christmas Cards will be available for sale from Saturday 18th November. Cards are sold in aid of the Duck Push, which purchases medical equipment to help…

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The Beautiful Game

Elements display South American flair to become Regional Futsal Winners With origins in 1930’s Uruguay, ‘futebol de salão’ or Futsal is becoming increasingly popular in Ireland; for Clongowes it was…

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Duelling Speakers

Past v Present Debate The ghost of Daniel O’Connell must have been well pleased by the standard of debate that took place for the trophy named in his honour in…

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Fictional Clongowes

Book Character Dress-up Day Buzz Our Inter-House approach to Book Character Dress-Up Day resulted in the best event of its kind to date. Classic and modern characters from the world…

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Duck Push for Mt Everest

On the 30th October Karl Hayes (Syntax) flew from Katmandu to Lukla, a small airstrip 2,900m high in the Himalayas. There he joined a group of climbers making their way…

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School of the Heart

ELEMENTS PARENT DAY Elements Parent Day will take place on Sunday 12th November 2017. The day will begin at 09.25 with refreshments in the concourse. Our speakers will be in room…

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Games of Thrones

Chess Mini-Tournament Contrary to the views of Roy Keane, who never quite managed to represent his school in chess, the scars are still evident- chess is a very physical game,…

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Past vs Present Debate

Daniel O’Connell Memorial Debate This year’s Past vs Present Debate for the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Trophy will take place on Wednesday 8th November in the Music Performance Area in Clongowes…

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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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The Light Makers

An evening with author Mary O’Donnell An enjoyable evening was shared by the Staff and the Parents’ Book Club last Wednesday (25th October) in the company of local poet, author…

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College and Career Exhibition

Last week (Thursday, 19th October) Clongowes held a College and Career Exhibition in the sports hall. While many are familiar with the Irish Times Higher Options Exhibition, held in the…

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OC and Young Musician

Winner of the Irish Freemasons’ Young Musician of the Year 2017 On Saturday, 14th October, Richard Thomas (OC’13) was awarded 1st place in the Irish Freemasons’ Young Musician of the…

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Inter-House Book Quiz

Sixty students, from across all the year groups, gathered for the Inter-House Book Quiz on Wednesday night (18th October), where the prize – a silver cup – graced the team…

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Between Jigs and Reels

Trad for Trócaire On Tuesday 17th of October the Trad group returned to Connolly’s of Ballagh for our annual ‘Trad for Trócaire’ Session. Thankfully Hurricane Ophelia did not inflict any…

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The Groves of Academe

THE ACADEMY Amid the groves and fountains of an Athenian garden over 300 years before the birth of Christ, the great philosopher, Plato, gathered his disciples in the first meeting…

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From a Land Down Under

This year’s Transition Year Clongowes / Riverview Exchange is under way and we have settled in very well and are enjoying finding out about life in Ireland. The exchange involves six…

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Live Life to the Fullest

POETRY PARENT DAY Poetry Parent Day will take place on Sunday 15th October 2017. The day will begin at 09.15 with refreshments in the concourse. Our speakers will be in room 3…

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Cross Country Success

Bouyed and enthused by the success of the Sports Day a few weeks ago, the gentlemen of the Cross Country Team betook themselves to Carlow last week for the first…

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