May, 2019 - Clongowes Wood College

Union Day

30th May 2019

Union Day (Sunday 26th May) dawned bright and sunny and remained so until the last families left the school grounds. As ever it was an emotive occasion for the departing Rhetoric class, their parents and all the staff, who have worked with them over the last six years. Union Day is the occasion when the graduating…read article

Parent Retreat

28th May 2019

On May 17th, 2019 we arrived at the Brockagh Resource Centre with our shoulders up and minds full of work and the mundanities, routines, stresses and worries of our everyday lives. Almost immediately as we sat for the Reflection with Anne Marie Dolan, these stresses, strains and worries started to dissipate with a palpable exhalation….read article

Duck Push Golf Classic – 2019

26th May 2019

Matthew Cassidy, Harry McGrath, Frederick Gavigan and Jay O’Leary put a plan together and with the help of Mr Steven Gray plus many other members of the extended Clongowes community, produced a very enjoyable day at the K Club for all who took part. The day started with beautiful blue skies and there wasn’t a…read article

Fencing Success

24th May 2019

Irish Inter-Schools Team Fencing Championships Last Saturday (May 18th) saw the 2nd Irish Inter-Schools Team Fencing Championships take place at Clongowes with 14 teams from across Ireland. (Pictured above are Vlad Spiru and Dermot Collins from the Elements B team). The Rudiments year team made up of Alex Lee (captain), Kosi Ugwreru and Seán Opara, fenced…read article

Loyola to Manresa

22nd May 2019

Ignatian Camino Retreat On Friday morning 30 of us Transition Years flew to Biarritz for the start of our Ignatian Camino Pilgrimage. There we met our bus driver and travelled to the small, picturesque town of St Jean Pied De Port. After getting our Camino passports stamped we attended Mass in the local church, where…read article

Triangle Race 2019

20th May 2019

The latest running of the Triangle Race in Clongowes took place on Wednesday, 15th May. It was a bright summer evening perfect for running as the boys set off down the back avenue on the first leg of a course that brought them along the front of the college and then back up the energy sapping main…read article

Pilgrims, Servants, Students

18th May 2019

African Immersion Experience Planning for the African Immersion Experience began in late October and – having spoken to students who had previously travelled on this trip – we felt we had to apply. Students who were interested in travelling to Lesotho were interviewed individually to ensure that our motives for travelling and our suitability for…read article

Fr Peter Kenney Day

16th May 2019

Fr. Rector Michael Sheil SJ OC ’56 invites all Old Clongownians who have left Clongowes forty years ago or more and a guest to join him for the annual Fr Peter Kenney Day on Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 from 10am-3pm. To mark the Centenary of the First Dáil there will be an informative talk by…read article

Rhetoric Trad Musicians

14th May 2019

Farewell to Rhetoric Trad Musicians On Tuesday April 9th the Clongowes Trad group had their final session of this year in Connolly’s of Ballagh. It was final in more ways than one, as it was time to say goodbye to the six Rhetoric students, most of whom had been with the Trad group since first year….read article

The Annual Mathematical Modelling

12th May 2019

Every year Clongowes runs a mathematical modelling programme for Syntax and Poetry in conjunction with the University of Limerick (UL), directed by Mr Stephen O’Hara and any student from these two year groups is free to join the programme. This year those who joined met in October when Professor James Gleeson from UL presented us…read article

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