Rhetoric Retreat

10th December 2019

The Rhetoric retreatants who undertook the retreat in the peaceful and graceful SMA motherhouse outside Newry used the few days to unwind from the daily routine at Clongowes and take the time to explore where they are at in their lives. For most, if not all the participants, this would probably be their last retreat…read more

JPII Awards 2019

6th December 2019

“Trust Christ; listen attentively to his teachings, fix your eyes on his face, persevere in listening to his word. Allow him to focus your search and your aspirations, all your ideas and the desires of your heart.” (St. John Paul II)   The tenth annual JPII Awards Ceremony took place on Friday 22nd November 2019…read more

Past V Present Debate

4th December 2019

Pictured above are L-R: Karl Hayes, John McLoughlin, Julian Jimenez Ospina, Adam Wozniak, Mr Maelíosa Power OC89, Mr Liam Lysaght OC16, Mr Marcus Keane OC89, Mr Fergal Gaynor OC 89 and Mr Conor O’Malley OC 72   On the second Wednesday after midterm, the Music Performance Area was filled to capacity for the annual Daniel…read more

Remembering Fr Philip Fogarty SJ

2nd December 2019

PHILIP FOGARTY R.I.P When Philip Fogarty stepped down as Headmaster of Clongowes in 1987 after eleven years at the helm, his deputy, the late Mr Michael O’Dowd wrote an appreciation of his time in Clongowes (see ‘The Clongownian 1987’, p.3). Now – 32 years later – it has fallen to one of Michael’s successors, Mr…read more

2019 SciFest National Final

25th November 2019

Sci-Fest is a National STEM Fair Programme for Schools. Last Friday, Aodhan McGuinness, of the Rudiments group, took part in this years Sci-Fest National Final in the Marino Conference Centre in Drumcondra and won the SciFest Scientist of the Future award for his project on team performance and the National Football League (NFL) draft. Aodhan…read more

TY Forensic Science Workshop

21st November 2019

The Transition Year (TY) group attended a Science Workshop on Saturday. The boys took part in a hands-on science incursion called ‘A Case of Conspiracy’ which highlighted how the lure of drugs and easy money can lead to some fatal outcomes. The workshop also covered serious social and community issues as an undertone to the…read more

November – The Month of Remembrance

20th November 2019

November is a month of remembrance and a month to reflect. It is a time to remember the sacrifices made by all those who died in the line of duty during the First World War and a time to remember our deceased loved ones. There are many masses and services that take place during the…read more

Niall de Burca – Performance Storytelling

19th November 2019

Niall de Burca made his annual appearance at Clongowes’ James Joyce Library on the evening of Wednesday the 13th of November. Niall is one of Ireland’s foremost performance storytellers with a huge following due to his uncanny ability to mesmerize his audience with his energetic portrayals of ghosts and ghouls, heroes and heroines. Niall’s busy…read more

Fordham Prep Exchange

15th November 2019

Six students from Fordham Preparatory School arrived at Clongowes last Friday the 8th of November as part of the annual Global Exchange Programme which is now in its second year. Fordham is a Jesuit high school based in the Bronx, New York City which has strong connections with local, national and international Jesuit secondary schools…read more

The Elements Parent Day

13th November 2019

This year’s Elements Parent Day took place on Sunday the 10th of November. The day was opened by guest speaker Fr Donal Neary SJ who presented on ‘A Jesuit School – What to Expect?’ He began by sharing a little about his own journey into the Jesuits and his work thereafter. Fr Donal Neary SJ…read more

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