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Syntax Forensic Investigation Workshop – Who Shot JFK?

17th January 2020

On Saturday, the 11th of January, the Syntax group participated in a Forensic Workshop which investigated the mysterious case of the assassination of John F. Kennedy or JFK, as he is more commonly known. Forensic Fun, a highly experienced provider of these types of workshops, brought the boys through the process of gathering clues, analysing…read article

The Academy Considers Psychopaths and Sociopaths

15th January 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 Fr Peter Kenney Library, it follows a strictly academic model where each member must present a scholarly paper…read article

Welcome to the New Australian GAP Students

13th January 2020

We recently welcomed our GAP students from Sydney, Australia who have travelled half-way across the globe to spend the year immersed in life here at Clongowes. As part of the GAP programme with our sister schools, six of our own Rhetoric 2019 graduates are currently living and working in the Sydney schools.   Michael Cheok,…read article

Elements Author Visit

10th January 2020

Yesterday, the author of Dangerous Games, Mr James Butler, visited Clongowes to discuss his very successful novel with our Elements group. Dangerous Games, set in Ireland, is a gritty and suspenseful urban tale of two brothers whose lives have been radically changed following the death of their father. The boys were all ears as James discussed…read article

A Comedy Show for Syntax

8th January 2020

On Saturday, December 14th, Transition Year students were entertained by Ger Carey, a very successful Irish comedian who performed his hugely popular stand-up comedy act ‘Psycho Spaghetti‘. Ger has achieved great success due to his uncanny ability to tap into the minds of young people with laser-focused precision. He explained to his audience how it…read article

Invitation to the The Alberto Hurtado Endowment Fund Launch

6th January 2020

The Alberto Hurtado Endowment Fund Launch Event will take place on Tuesday the 28th of January 2020 at the Merrion Hotel, Dublin 2. The Alberto Hurtado Endowment Fund is an externally managed, permanent fund, whose objective is to secure the funding of the Alberto Hurtado Programme (AHP) which was launched in 2007. The AHP is…read article

The Feast of the Epiphany

6th January 2020

They set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. Matthew 2:1-12   This morning we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany with a Eucharist for the whole school in the Boys’ Chapel at 11.15 am. We…read article

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