Clongowes Stories

  • Comical Allies

    Comic artist, Kev F Sutherland will make a return visit to Clongowes next Thursday (October 6th) to present a workshop to art students in Rudiments and Elements. Using his unique humour Kev will guide the students through the art of drawing and storytelling for comics. By the end of the session the boys will have […]

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  • Real World Problems

    Clongowes physics and applied maths students are again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick. This will be the fifth year that the science department will linked up with the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry to develop mathematical models for real world problems. Professor James Gleeson, a world leader in his […]

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Ethos Blog

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Library Blog

  • Comical Allies

    Comic artist, Kev F Sutherland will make a return visit to Clongowes next Thursday (October 6th) to present a workshop to art students in Rudiments and Elements. Using his unique humour Kev will guide the students through the art of drawing and storytelling for comics. By the end of the session the boys will have […]

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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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  • 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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Sports

  • 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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  • 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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