Posted: 11th June 2014

Union Bicentenary Event (Incorporating Fr. Kenney Day)

Saturday 21st June 2014 – Clongowes Wood College

As you will now be aware, this year marks the 200th anniversary of your alma mater – Clongowes Wood College.  The Rector and Headmaster have kindly offered Clongowes Union use of the school facilities on Saturday 21st June for past pupils to gather, walk the corridors, reminisce and even be competitive once again on the sports fields!

All past pupils of Clongowes are invited to join in celebrating this happy occasion and to recognise the outstanding achievement of Clongowes Wood College being at the forefront of education in Ireland for 200 years. The day will also coincide with the annual Fr Kenney Day, which is traditionally celebrated by Clongownians who have left the school over 40 years ago.

Schedule of events

12.00pm          Union Soccer Blitz, Union Golf Event, OC Cricket Match

1.00pm            Rolling Registration and Refreshments

2.30pm            Tours and Talks / Today & Yesterday

4.30pm            Mass – co celebrated by Bishop Denis Nulty and Fr. Michael Sheil SJ, Rector

5.45pm            John Bruton OC’65 address

6.15pm            Clongowes Bi-Centenary Wine Launch

6.30pm            Buffet Dinner in the Refectory

Barton’s Buses departing from Burlington Hotel Dublin at 11.00am and 13.00pm. €15.00 return, please book your place immediately!

Please register your interest in participating in any of the events.

FOR LOGISTICAL REASONS, NUMBERS WILL BE LIMITED – IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU REGISTER AS ATTENDING BEFORE FRIDAY 13TH JUNE 2014 – UNION@CLONGOWES.NET / +353 (0)45 868 202. IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT THAT YOU REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING IN ANY OF THE EVENTS LISTED ABOVE

We look forward to seeing you on the 21st June and celebrating with you.

Peter Gray, President, Clongowes Union 2013/14

John Bruton, President, Clongowes Union 2014/15

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