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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  • London ‘Leadership Series’

    Clongowes Foundation invites you and a guest to join us for the: London Leadership Series ‘The Business of Creativity on a Global Stage’  Nick Hewer OC’62 interviews William Sargent OC’73 MD Framestore On:      Thursday April 7th, 2016  - Refreshments 6.30pm Interview 7.15pm                           […]

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  • Alumnus of the Year

    Last Friday, February 5th at the Clongowes Union Dinner President of the Union, Owen Binchy (OC’80) had the pleasure of awarding an extraordinary alumnus, James Costello OC’60 with the Clongowes Alumnus of the Year Award for 2015. James was a 15-year-old schoolboy in Clongowes when he contracted polio in 1958. He developed an upper-body paralysis, which severely […]

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  • Mentor Programme Launch

      The Clongowes Mentor Programme is an opportunity to pair younger alumni with experienced OC mentors who can provide guidance and advice in their career path. Recently qualified graduates setting out on their professional path in Ireland or located internationally can benefit from the value that their more experienced OC’s can offer. Older Clongownians who […]

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  • Alumnus of the Year

    The Clongowes Alumnus of the Year Award recognises outstanding Old Clongownians who are one or more of the following: Inspirational Transformational Socially responsible Innovative Entrepreneurial Outstanding in their chosen area Fr. Peter McVerry SJ, one of 19 nominees, was the inaugural recipient of the Clongowes Alumnus of the Year Award in 2014. Fr McVerry graciously accepted […]

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  • Leadership Series

    Last week Ms Orlaith Carmody, an international speaker, coach, author of ‘Perform as a Leader’ and MD of Mediatraining.ie, addressed an audience of Old Clongownians, parents and staff on ”The Performance of Leadership”. The event, which is part of the ongoing Clongowes Leadership Series organised by the Clongowes Foundation took place in the Clyde Court Hotel and was followed by a lively […]

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