Academics - Clongowes Wood College

Academy – The Military/Political Genius of Napoleon Bonaparte

6th May 2022

  Last week saw Toby Griffin deliver the final Academy of the school year.  It was only fitting that the Academy 2021/2022 was brought to a close by its standing President.   Toby began by thanking the students and staff members with special mention to Fr Michael Sheil SJ and Fr Barney McGukian SJ from…read more

Academy – “Robert Mugabe: Liberator or Destroyer?”.

29th April 2022

On Thursday 7th of April, James Wyse took to the Academy stage with a fascinating and detailed presentation entitled “Robert Mugabe: Liberator or Destroyer?”. James provided an in-depth profile on the Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician, Robert Mugabe, in terms, not only, of the historical record, but also the toll ‘the colonialist mentality’ took on the…read more

Academy – Centenary of Irish Independence – 100 Years On

8th April 2022

On Tuesday 5th April, Joey Kennedy (Poetry) delivered his presentation to the Academy with a paper entitled “Centenary of Irish Independence – 100 years on” to an audience of assembled staff and students in the beautiful setting of the Fr Peter Kenney SJ Library. To provide some background on The Clongowes Academy for those that…read more

Academy – The Flame of the French Resistance in WW2

25th March 2022

On Tuesday 22nd March the Academy returned with a very interesting paper from Benoit Clarke (Poetry) entitled: The Flame of the French resistance in WW2  To remind those that may be unfamiliar with the Academy:  The Academy was set up by Fr Hilary Lawton SJ, Prefect of Studies, back in the 1950s as a modern-day…read more

National and Regional Senior Applied Maths Success!

5th March 2022

There was fantastic National and Regional success for our applied maths students this week!  Our applied maths students, coached by their teacher Mr Steven O’Hara, took part in the National Applied Maths Competition on Thursday, 3rd March. In the Regional Final, Clongowes teams took 1st and 2nd place, and had the top Fifth Year team.  …read more

Academy – Famine: Bengal & Ireland Compared

13th February 2022

On Tuesday 8th March, Georóid Ryan, delivered his Academy presentation entitled: ‘Famine:Bengal & Ireland Compared‘.  It’s clear that Georóid’s research for his Academy was extensive, detailing the origins and impacts of two tragic world events and exploring those aspects that are mirrored across both. To provide some background on The Clongowes Academy for those that…read more

Academy: A Northern Identity Crisis – a view from a mixed up Ulsterman

6th February 2022

On Tuesday, Henry McCallum took to the Academy stage; the first of the Poetry Academy members this year to present to the assembled staff and students. To provide some background on The Clongowes Academy for those that are unfamiliar:  The Academy was set up by Fr Hilary Lawton, Prefect of Studies, back in the 1950s…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

Elements Virtual Art Exhibition

26th February 2021

Our Elements Virtual Art Exhibition is now live and we would like to thank all of those who took part and helped in making it a possibility.  The boys were tasked with choosing a tree on the grounds of the College to study and draw. Mrs Brennan, their teacher noted that ‘they paid particular attention…read more

Matthew O’Donohoe – Classics Now Competition Winner

21st December 2020

Congratulations to Matthew O’Donohoe (Rudiments) who has won the Digital Myth competition run by Classics Now. The brief to students was to “reimagine ancient myths of the Greek and Roman world using digital technology.” Students were encouraged to recreate and adapt one of the myths which they have studied as part of their Junior Cycle…read more

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