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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

The Serpentine Gallery

20th December 2019

Pictured L – R: Dr Michael Boland Jr and Wife, Mrs Susan Boland – wife of Dr Michael Boland Sr, Fr Michael Sheil SJ   On 12th September 2019, the Archive Office launched the supplement to our previous publication “Clongownians of Distinction – a Guide to the Serpentine Collection”, by Dr Harman Murtagh OC62. We…read more

Cherryfield Orchestra Visit

18th December 2019

Pictured L – R: Philip Thomas, Tommy Ingles OC18, Fr. Michael Sheil, Rory Mac Gabhann, Theresa Thomas, Ben Wilkins, Luke Harrington, Rory O’Meara, Luke McMahon, Sam Reilly, Cillian O’hAimghirin, Oscar Martin, Kieran Barrett Gomez, Jack Moroney, James Coonan, Daniel Rock, Hugo O’Donnell OC19   Last Sunday, a group of Rhetoric and Poetry students from the…read more

The Clongownian 2019

18th December 2019

This week saw the arrival of the much-anticipated latest issue of the annual (and historic) journal The Clongownian in Clongowes Wood College. The journal was presented to the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb by the editor, Mr Declan O’Keeffe and later distributed to the pupils and staff. Every year The Clongownian attempts to reflect the breadth of activity in the…read more

Christmas Morning Prayer 2019

16th December 2019

Headmaster, Mr Lumb delivered morning prayer in the Concourse this morning ahead of the Christmas break which begins this Wednesday. He told the story of Ebenezer Scrooge as he reflected on the importance of Christmas, of spending time with family and friends and of being kind to those less fortunate during this festive season.  …read more

Christmas Lunch 2019

13th December 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On Monday the 9th of December, the whole Clongowes community joined together in the Ref. for the annual Christmas Lunch. This was the 2nd installment in the Clongowes Christmas celebrations which began with the Christmas Concert on Sunday the 8th of December. Members of staff were invited by the School Captain, Mikey Mina Ronayne,…read more

Christmas Concert 2019

11th December 2019

This year’s annual Christmas Concert took place on the afternoon of Sunday the 8th of December in the Boys’ Chapel and was really well attended by parents, students and staff. The two-hour musical extravaganza was opened by the Junior Choir who wowed the audience with their rendition of Consider Yourself from the musical Oliver. It…read more

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