Clongowes Stories

  • Trad for Trócaire

    On Monday the Clongowes Trad group travelled to the head offices of Trócaire in Maynooth to help launch the annual ‘Trad for Trócaire’ campaign. The group was introduced by Trócaire’s Community fundraising officer, Katie Bolger who gave a presentation and spoke on the importance of the campaign as a major fundraiser. Katie told of the […]

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  • Sailing for Clongowes

    Well done to Luke Johnston (Rudiments) and Harry Browne (Elements) who represented Clongowes at the 41st All Ireland Inter Schools Sailing Regatta at Sutton Dinghy Club last Saturday and Sunday (17th and 18th September). There were over 100 boats on the start line so the competition for space was tough. Luke (on the right above) […]

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  • Living the Fourth

    The annual Kairos Retreat started on Monday, September 19th in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and concluded on Thursday 22nd in the Boys’ Chapel in Clongowes. This is the 18th year of the Kairos model, which originally took place in Clongowes during the first school break, but for the past six years has chosen St. Patrick’s College as its venue. […]

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  • Senior Choir at the Races!

    It certainly was a race to the finishing line, as our Choral Clongownians were put to the pin of their collar to muster up a repertoire with only two weeks’ preparation time, following a refreshing summer vacation. From late August the Music Room was a hive of choral activity on Mondays and Thursdays, as boys […]

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  • Pilgrims’ Progress

    On Wednesday the 7th of September, four Rhetoric students – Conor Galvin, Ben Messayeh, Sean McCrohan and Daniel Lumb (left to right above) – travelled to Lourdes as part of the Dublin Diocesan Annual Pilgrimage. They were accompanied by Fr Dermot Murray SJ, Mr Francis Marron, Mrs Eileen Lumb and one of our GAP students […]

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  • Irish patriot: British soldier

    Old Clongownian, Thomas Kettle was a renowned Irish poet, statesman and soldier who died during the Battle of the Somme, 9th September 1916. Hundreds of past pupils of Clongowes took part in WWI, and ninety-five perished including Lieutenant Thomas Kettle (OC 1897). His life and death were both remembered at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing […]

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  • Open Day

    The Clongowes Wood College Open Day for First Year boys wishing to join in September 2017 takes place on Saturday October 8th. If you are interested in learning more about what makes Clongowes such a special place please contact our Admissions Office on +353 (0)45 838 258 or email admissions@clongowes.net Places at the Open Day […]

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  • A View from the Basement

    Last week RTÉ1 Television broadcast a documentary on the life and work of Peter McVerry SJ. The title is ‘Peter McVerry: A view from the basement’. Including extensive interviews with Peter himself and with many people whom he has helped, the documentary traces his story from his boarding days in Clongowes Wood College, to his days in […]

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