October, 2018 - Clongowes Wood College - Page 2

The Resurrection Tour

5th October 2018

The Class of 1973, miss each other so much now that they can’t wait ten years for a reunion, but must meet ‘quin-annually’. Their latest such gathering took place last weekend, September 28th-30th (despite a clash with the Ryder Cup in Paris) in Athlone. 22 of the year chose the banks of the Shannon over the…read more

Lyrical Magic

3rd October 2018

RTÉ Lyric FM Outreach Tour The Transition year Social Outreach Programme (see below) was treated to a delightful musical interlude on Wednesday (October 3rd), when the Lyric FM Quartet arrived to sprinkle a little musical magic into our lives. While the visit itself was special, it was enhanced by the presence of cellist Gerry Kelly (OC’71),…read more

Syntax Parent Day

3rd October 2018

Champion of the Homeless This year, the Syntax Parent Day will take place on Sunday 7th October with Fr Peter McVerry S.J. as the guest speaker. Fr McVerry (OC’62) is an Irish Jesuit who needs little introduction to many of us. He is a powerful voice especially as a champion of the plight of those on…read more

Representative Rugby – Clongowes’ Long History

1st October 2018

Clongowes has a long tradition of pupils and past pupils playing representative rugby at provincial and international level (including selections for the Lions). Daniel Ross from Hollywood, Co Down, became the first Old Clongownian to pull on the green jersey in 1884. More recently the international strip has been worn by Old Clongownians, Gordon D’Arcy,…read more

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