Waiting in Faith and Hope for Love

29th November 2020

I am always struck by the traditional cartoon in the media at the end of December as we look forward to the “new” year. Exiting stage left we see an ancient stooped and bearded figure carrying a sickle – and entering stage right a “bonny” smiling babe. The message seems to be always the same…read more

Wellness Day – Nov 2020

26th November 2020

Our annual ‘Wellness Day’ took place on Wednesday 25th November. The Amber Flag Committee made up of staff and students worked very hard behind the scenes to make this an enjoyable event for all the Clongowes community. The Pieta Amber Flag Initiative recognises the individual efforts of primary and secondary schools, youth reach, third level…read more

Remembrance Mass 2020

18th November 2020

The Annual Remembrance Mass for deceased Old Clongownians, members of staff and Jesuits of Clongowes took place on Sunday, November 15th in the Sports Hall. The Mass was streamed live online to families past and present, and friends of the College.  A candle was brought to the altar to record the passing of each of…read more

Triangle Race 2020

17th November 2020

It was an enjoyable, albeit wet and windy, autumnal afternoon for our Annual Triangle Race which took place on Sunday, October 15th. While none of the remarkable Jack O’Leary’s (OC’16) records were threatened, there were some commendable times from the boys. The 7.26 posted by overall winner Richard White (Rhetoric) was enough to see him…read more

Kairos Retreat

11th November 2020

In the lead-in to our annual mid-term break, Clongowes hosted our two annual Kairos Retreats simultaneously. The retreats had been initially scheduled to happen in the beautiful northern surroundings of Dromantine Retreat & Conference Centre, Newry, Co. Down but due to COVID restrictions our plans fell through. Fortunately for us, we were able to move…read more

Infirmary Refurbishment

9th November 2020

The recent refurbishment of the College Infirmary could not have been completed at a more significant time in this year of the Covid 19 pandemic. It means we can now offer a better standard of care to our students with the added benefit of a doctors surgery and physiotherapy room.   The Infirmary was built in…read more

The Academy Considers Identity Politics

3rd November 2020

What is the Academy? The Clongowes Academy was set up by Fr Hilary Lawton, Prefect of Studies, back in the 1950s as a modern-day version of Plato’s Academy from Ancient Greece.  Assembling on Tuesday evenings in the Bellarmine Centre, it follows a strictly academic model where each member must present a scholarly paper of some…read more

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