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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  • Parent & Son Golf

     Union Day Parent & Son Golf Competition 9 Holes Scotch Foursomes (Stableford Points – ¼ of combined handicap) Both parent and son drive, pick the best drive and then they play alternate shots until the hole is completed. Those boys who do not have an official GUI handicap must play off 18 for the purpose […]

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  • Union Day

    Dear Parents and Guardians, I would like to invite you to join us for the celebration of Union Day in Clongowes on Sunday 29th May. Rhetoric and all parents are invited to the Prize Giving, which will take place at 4:15 in the Sports Hall. This will include speeches by the Headmaster and outgoing School […]

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  • Strong and Perfect Christians

    Confirmandus                                Faith Friend Eoghan Cumbers                               Charlie Coonan Luc Curley                                         Seán McCrohan Oisín Devitt                                        James Lambe Iker Galdos                                        Cian Gahan Cameron Gallagher                            Eamonn Ward Karl Hayes                                         Michael O’Brien Bryan Houlihan                                 John Lappin Marcus Jankola                                  Conor Keegan Daniel Lumb                                      [Cal Jones] Samuel […]

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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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  • Union Day

    UNION DAY TEDDY BEARS PICNIC COMPETITION Last year at Union Day we had the inaugural Teddy Bears Picnic competition which was a big success. Lots of children participated, setting up some wonderful Teddy Bear picnics. We would like to make this a feature of Union Day, particularly for our younger guests! Entry is €5. The […]

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  • Sean wins Nations Cup

    Transition Year student, Sean Monaghan was a member of The Irish Under 16 Pony Show Jumping Team that won the Nations Cup in Odense, Denmark last Saturday (May 21st). Each member of the winning team, including Sean on Orchids Vienna, jumped a clear round to give the Irish team victory on an incredible zero penalty […]

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