Clongowes Stories

  • Awards Assembly 2016

    A.M.D.G. AWARDS ASSEMBLY 2016. Thursday 26th May 2016 Boys’ Chapel at 11.45 a.m. Order of Ceremony Opening Prayer:                    Fr Michael Sheil S.J.                                   Introduction by:                     Frank Kelly     Headmasters Address:           Mr Chris Lumb. Announcement of new Houseleaders                                   Sacristans:                                         Paddy Dunn, […]

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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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  • These days will never come again

    The last week has been a heady time for the gentlemen of Rhetoric as they made the rounds of life in Clongowes for one last time in a series of ‘lasts’ – including the traditional fancy dress today. The ‘second last’ Morning Prayer of the year took place on Thursday (May 26th) and the Assistant […]

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Ethos Blog

  • 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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  • John Sullivan Thanksgiving Mass

    Thanksgiving celebration for soon to be beatified Fr. John Sullivan SJ Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare & Leighlin diocese was the principal celebrant at the annual anniversary Mass in thanksgiving for the soon to be beatified, Venerable Fr. John Sullivan SJ, in Clongowes Wood College on Sunday 8 May. The Boys Chapel in Clongowes was full long […]

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  • John Sullivan Beatification

    Glad tidings of great joy indeed as it has just been announced that Pope Francis has approved the decree that authenticated a miracle attributed to Fr Sullivan SJ, which will lead to his Beatification. Pope Francis’ approval was given at an audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of […]

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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

  • 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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  • Jane Mitchell Author Visit

    ‘Chalkline’ author Jane Mitchell will visit Clongowes this Fri 22nd to deliver a presentation and writing workshop to Elements… Jane last visited the school in 2012 when our current Poetry students were in their first year. ‘Chalkline’ was loved then by the students and remains a popular book. Endorsed by Amnesty International (UK) for contributing […]

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  • ‘Sullivan’ Win Literary Quiz

    Headed by their House leader, Michael Stapleton, quiz team ‘Sullivan’ scooped first place in this year’s James Joyce Library Literary Quiz. Stapleton with team mates, Rian McKeagney, Frankie Reilly, Dylan Liddy and Luc Curley scored 46 points out of a possible 50. They were very strong contenders throughout the quiz, their first round kicked off […]

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Sports

  • 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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