Climate Action Week

25th October 2019

Ireland’s third Climate Action Week took place from the 14th to the 20th of October. Green Schools is Ireland’s leading environmental management and education programme for schools. Joey Kennedy (Grammar) founded Clongowes own Green-Schools Committee back in January 2018. Joey, the Chair of the Committee, explained that the event aims to promote the fight against climate…read more

Wellness Day – Oct 2019

25th October 2019

This year’s Wellness Day took place on Wednesday the 23rd October opening in the Boys’ Chapel with keynote speaker Jack Kavanagh (OC ’11), who sustained a life-changing spinal cord injury in 2012 at just 20 years old. Wellness Day involved an eclectic mix of energetic, reflective and relaxing activities including drumming, meditation and walks in…read more

Annual Mathematical Modelling 2019

23rd October 2019

The annual Maths Modelling project for Syntax and Poetry groups commenced on Tuesday the 8th of October with a presentation and workshop in the Science, Art and Technology building at Clongowes. The Maths Modelling Project aims to solve ‘real-world problems’ with mathematics. The students work to build mathematical models in a bid to address the…read more

Morning Prayer – Wellness

21st October 2019

Headmaster Mr Lumb delivered morning prayer this morning in the Concourse ahead of Wellness Day this Wednesday. He reflected on the importance of being mindful of our thoughts as they can quite profoundly affect one’s wellbeing.   Morning Prayer On Wednesday we have our Wellness Day.  It is a morning to pause and take some…read more

NYC Reunion

17th October 2019

A reunion of Old Clongownians who currently reside in North America took place on Saturday the 28th of September at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park in New York City. The dinner was attended by just short of 50 people of which, 32 were past pupils of the College. The incoming President of the…read more

Duck Push Presentation

15th October 2019

On Thursday 10th October, a group of boys from Poetry presented a cheque for €56,000, proceeds from the 2019 Duck Push, to medical staff and members of the fundraising team at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. The equipment is of critical importance in the Hospital’s Radiology Department wherein the region of 8,000 examinations are performed…read more

Kairos Retreat 2019

11th October 2019

This year, the Kairos retreat for Poetry students was held in a new venue; in the beautiful surroundings of the Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre, Newry. This is the 21st year of the Kairos model whose purpose is to allow the retreatants to see the value of their Christian faith, to reflect on their relationship…read more

Morning Prayer for Mental Health Week

11th October 2019

Ms Dolan, Pastoral, Co-Ordinator, delivered morning prayer in the Concourse on Wednesday morning during Mental Health Week; reflecting on the role that Ignatian Spirituality can play in positive mental health and encouraging the boys to give themselves the greatest gift of all: time.   Morning Prayer This week across the country Mental Health Week is…read more

Rostrevor TY Outdoor Educational Trip

10th October 2019

On September 10th the Syntax group headed north on the annual Outdoor Educational Trip to the East Coast Adventure Centre located in the picturesque village of Rostrevor in Co. Down. The 3-day trip saw the boys living on-site at the Adventure Centre in a variety of accommodation including outdoor ‘Pods’, wooden dome-shaped lodges and a purpose-built…read more

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