Clongowes Stories

  • 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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  • The drive for five

    Staff vs. students soccer match. Unprecedented. Impossible. Preposterous. Unthinkable. Unobtainable. Yet, by the end of sixty gruelling minutes in this years staff. vs. students soccer match, played in honour of former teacher and soccer enthusiast Mr. Brendan Cullen, the magistri of Clongowes Wood College had bravely gone to the brink and succeeded where no football […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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, Sean […]

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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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