Clongowes Stories

  • Pupils for a Day

    Table Tennis or Basketball? Former headmaster and world renowned educational consultant, Graham Powell certainly had an unusual way about him on the Staff Day as he turned the Music Performance Area into a classroom and the teaching staff into pupils for a day in order to challenge their perceptions of teaching and focus instead on […]

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  • And so it begins…

    As they tucked themselves into the front rows of the Boys’ Chapel on Friday, it probably didn’t occur to the young gentlemen of Rhetoric 2022 that the year they will graduate from Clongowes will see the nation celebrate its centenary. It probably didn’t occur to them as they were far too intent on creating their […]

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  • Leaving Cert Results

    We welcomed back the students of Rhetoric 2016 on Wednesday as they came to collect their Leaving Cert Results. It can be a tense time for both students and parents alike so it was heartening to see so many relieved and smiling faces once the envelopes had been opened. The Leaving Cert results this year […]

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Ethos Blog

  • Following the Way

    Last month forty seven pilgrims from Clongowes made their ways to the Basque Country in Northern Spain, there to embark on a pilgrimage that would lead them from the birthplace of St Ignatius in Loyola to one of the most important Ignatian sites in Manresa while also dipping their toes in the Camino de Santiago. […]

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  • Union Day 2016

    Union Day is one of the great traditions that have helped to make Clongowes what it is and has been gracing the grounds of the old Castle Browne for well over a century, ever since the first event on June 5th 1898. While the attendees in this second year of our third century may not […]

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  • More Choral Success

    Singers from Clongowes Wood College once again enjoyed success, this time at the Navan Choral Festival. The organisers decided to merge various underage categories into one competition, so Matthew Cassidy from Elements and Hugo O’Donnell from Grammar were competing against each other, as well as seventeen other boys and girls from schools throughout Leinster. This […]

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Foundation Blog

  • Gordon D’Arcy Tribute for Hurtado Bursary

    Clongowes celebrated Gordon D’Arcy’s illustrious international rugby career on Saturday April 9th in The Marker Hotel, Dublin. The event was universally positive as two hundred and forty alumni, current parents and friends gathered to celebrate with Gordon and his family while also supporting the Clongowes Hurtado Bursary programme. The Bursary is at the core of […]

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  • London Leadership: Business of Global Creativity

    The Clongowes Foundation welcomed over sixty OC’s with their guests to Hallam Conference Centre on April 7th last. Nick Hewer OC’62, famous for his role on the BBC’s programme The Apprentice, interviewed William Sargent OC’73 – a man typically not interested in accolades or even attention. William arrived to Clongowes at age of tender age […]

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Library Blog

  • Leaving Cert Results

    We welcomed back the students of Rhetoric 2016 on Wednesday as they came to collect their Leaving Cert Results. It can be a tense time for both students and parents alike so it was heartening to see so many relieved and smiling faces once the envelopes had been opened. The Leaving Cert results this year […]

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  • Wellread National Award

    Clongowes will be among the first schools in the country to receive a Wellread National Award recognising the value that we place on encouraging boys to read as part of their personal and academic development. The PDST Wellread National Award is a national initiative designed and organised by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). […]

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  • Magic in the Library

    ‘Young people can’t listen anymore’ was a remark made recently at a social gathering to storyteller Niall de Burca, who made his annual appearance in Clongowes recently. He didn’t agree and neither do the many students in Clongowes, who have been entertained by his unique brand of storytelling over the years. We were lucky Niall […]

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Sports

  • All Ireland victory for Jack

    Jack O’Leary (Rhetoric) is one of the most talented athletes to have ever passed through Clongowes and last Saturday he ended his schools’ athletics career in some style in the All Ireland Track and Field Finals in Tullamore. Jack, the current Leinster champion was hoping to go one stage better and capture the prestigious Darcy […]

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  • Lunch with Gordon D’Arcy

    On Saturday April 9th a crowd of some 250 gathered in the Marker Hotel in Dublin for an event organised by the Clongowes Foundation to pay tribute to Old Clongownian Gordon D’Arcy (OC’98) and raise some money for the Alberto Hurtado Bursary Fund… When the hard-pressed MC, Ambrose O’Sullivan (OC’78) eventually managed to get the […]

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  • Cup Teams Depart

    Following two distinguished campaigns with many a tense moment and much exciting rugby, both our Senior and Junior Teams were obliged to depart the cup competitions at the semi final stages in matches that were each decided by a single score… Roscrea 24 Clongowes 18 The Seniors were first to depart following a narrow defeat […]

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