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MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY! St Joseph the Worker

4th May 2021

Question-time: Q.1 Do you know the origin of the famous Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Call  ? If you don’t – well, never mind – for you can find that out soon enough, I promise! *** Q.2 Do you know the origin of the May Day celebrations around the world on this first day of the fifth…read more

House Leaders 2021/2022

30th April 2021

We wish to congratulate the following students listed below who have been invited to become House Leaders for the coming Academic Year 2021-22. There are ten Houses at Clongowes and each House is made up of a cross-section of boys from every age group and is under the leadership of a House Leader from Rhetoric, who is…read more

Virtual Open Evening

28th April 2021

Join us on May 13th at 6.30 pm for a Virtual Open Evening at Clongowes for entry to First Year (or Elements as it is known in Clongowes) late August 2022. Our Virtual Open Evening offers both students and parents the opportunity to learn more about the many facets of life at Clongowes such as…read more

Forty Years A-Twinning

20th April 2021

40th Anniversary of the Twinning of Portora Royal School and Clongowes Wood College 1980-2020   An Old Clongownian remembers[1] My family used to go to Donegal for holidays in the years after WWII and we had to pass through Enniskillen on the last stage of the journey from Belfast. As you leave the town driving…read more

You Can Show No Greater Love

8th April 2021

The Gospel of the Mass on Holy Thursday, celebrating the Institution of the Eucharist – is St John’s account of the Last Supper. He, alone of all the Evangelists, does not record Christ’s words This is My Body – this is My Blood. Rather does he concentrate on what Jesus did in the symbolism of…read more

Cake For Crumlin 2021

23rd March 2021

Since 2014, Aran Mc Mahon (OC ’88), of Mayo’s Rua Cafe and Delicatessen,  has helped the boys of successive TY years put together an annual concourse Bake Sale to raise funds for the Duck Push and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.  Aran and Rua head baker Derek Gallagher, (whose own son Daniel has benefited…read more

Standing in the Strength of Silence

19th March 2021

Next week will see the beginning of the Easter Holidays – and, on this coming Sunday, what used to be called Passiontide begins. It is a period of two weeks leading to the Holy Week Triduum – the three days when the Church celebrates the Last Supper and the Passion and Death of Christ –…read more

Duck Push 2021

12th March 2021

Clongowes Duck Push 2021 is the continuation of a 27-year long tradition of fundraising by the Transition Year students at Clongowes. The boys aim to raise funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital in the spirit of ‘Kids Helping Kids’. The Duck Push are delighted to announce that this year we have set a target of €40,000…read more

Virtual Open Evening

11th March 2021

Join us on March 25th at 6.30 pm for a Virtual Open Evening at Clongowes. Our virtual Open Evening offers both students and parents the opportunity to learn more about the many facets of life at Clongowes such as, our approach to teaching and learning, our ethos, boarding life, sporting and co-curricular opportunities, and lots…read more

SciFest at Clongowes

3rd March 2021

On behalf of the Science Department, we are delighted to share the results of our 4th Annual SciFest@Clongowes which featured entries from both Elements and Syntax students.  Although the boys are learning from home right now, our science teachers were very keen that students didn’t miss out on being part of SciFest this year, so…read more

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