Scholarship Award

30th September 2018

On Saturday, September 29th, Old Clongownian, Matthew Martin was awarded a Naughton Foundation scholarship worth €20,000 at a ceremony in Trinity College Biomedical Science Institute in Dublin. The award was presented by founding patrons of The Naughton Foundation, Dr. Martin Naughton and his wife Carmel who were joined by Mr. Richard Bruton TD, Minister for…read more

Leaving Myself Behind

28th September 2018

Transition Year Outdoor Educational Trip We arrived in the East Coast Adventure Centre in Rostrevor at lunchtime on Tuesday (September 25th) and were shown to our rooms or (in our case) pods outside the main building. At 14:00 we set out to walk 10km to a camp site where we were told to build our…read more

Union Business Lunch

26th September 2018

  The Annual Clongowes Union Business Lunch Friday, 19th October 2018 @ 12.30pm Conrad Hotel, Dublin Guest Speaker: Oliver Callan (et al) Oliver Callan, Satirist, Columnist and Impressionist is an award-winning comedian who shot to fame through his repertoire of voices ranging from Enda Kenny to Barack Obama and more recently from Leo Varadkar to…read more

God’s Time

24th September 2018

Living the Fourth, pleading the fifth… The 20th Annual Clongowes Kairos Retreat for Poetry (fifth year) boys commenced in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and concluded in the College Chapel in Clongowes four days later. The Kairos Retreat is a three and a half day programme, which offers a challenge to continue it for as long as one possibly can…read more

Following Ignatius in Spain

21st September 2018

In July of this year, Assistant Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace and Head of Communications, Mr Declan O’Keeffe (pictured above in the Jesuit Curia in Rome), along with four other teachers from Jesuit schools in Ireland and fourteen from our counterparts in the United States, took part in an Immersion Course offered by the Institute for…read more

Canoeing Success

17th September 2018

Not paddling their own canoes… The ancient and noble sport of canoeing has been rekindled in Clongowes in recent years and last Saturday (15th September) was another red letter day as the father and son pairing of Eddie Martin (OC’86) and Oscar (Poetry) completed the Liffey Descent 2018, just 33 years after the senior partner last…read more

Lourdes Pilgrimage

14th September 2018

On Wednesday (12th) the five Rhetoric students – Brian Gallagher, James Hoey, Hugo O’Donnell, Harry Arkwright and Michéal Beirne (left to right below) – who had travelled to Lourdes as part of the Dublin Diocesan Annual Pilgrimage returned home tired but happy. They had been accompanied by Mr Francis Marron, Mrs Eileen Lumb and one of our GAP students, Matthew…read more

Mothers and Others

12th September 2018

In early 2017, in gale force nine and lashing rain, the car lights appeared down the avenue and out trundled 17 brave and bewildered parents and staff not quite sure what they were getting themselves into. It was the first night of the ‘The Very Senior Choir’ and after many an ‘i’ was dotted and…read more

60 Years a Jesuit

10th September 2018

Yesterday, Sunday (September 9th) Fr Bernard ‘Barney’ McGuckian SJ, Vice Rector of Clongowes, concelebrated Mass in the company of his two brothers, Alan (Bishop of Raphoe) and Michael – both Jesuits. The company was completed by the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil SJ, who – just three days earlier – had presented Fr Barney to the…read more

Sir William Sargent OC

7th September 2018

An Old Clongownian and a Knight of the Realm On Thursday September 6th Clongowes was privileged to be visited by Sir William Sargent (OC’73) the founder and CEO of the visual effects giant, Framestore. With clients ranging from big Hollywood studios to major brands such as Coca-Cola, Volkswagen and Nokia, Framestore – the world-leading digital story-telling…read more

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