Clongowes Stories

  • 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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Ethos Blog

  • 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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  • Retreating from the World

    The sun shone, the skies were blue and the heather was colouring the Wicklow Mountains in a hue of purple, as we arrived at the Hermitage Retreat Centre for the Clongowes Parents’ Retreat, on Friday the 22nd of April. Anne Marie Dolan and Declan O’Keeffe had arranged a wonderful day of reflection and exercise for […]

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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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