Fordham Exchange in NY

10th May 2019

2017/2018 saw the launch of our exchange with Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, New York. Last November we welcomed some students and staff from the school to Clongowes (here) and Fordham reciprocated the invitation just before Easter. Jack D’Arcy (Syntax) takes up the tale… On April 6th, we departed Dublin airport for New York, where we…read more

Futsal Success

8th May 2019

With origins in 1930’s Uruguay, ‘futebol de salão’ or Futsal is becoming increasingly popular in Ireland and, for the second successive year, Clongowes entered the FAI Schools Post Primary Schools Futsal Competition under the guidance of Ms Yvonne Nolan, who takes up the tale… The competition was coordinated by Ireland Under 18 coach, Mr Jim Crawford…read more

Clongowes at SciFest

6th May 2019

Clongowes Scientists Perform at SciFest@College On May 3rd, six Elements students took part in SciFest@DCU which is the next level up to our own SciFest@School fair (See here for more). Under the guidance of Ms Yvonne Nolan the boys took their places among 200 other students from 1st to 5th year and 121 other project…read more

Camino Pilgrimage

3rd May 2019

Tomorrow I shall be heading off with the boys in Syntax and members of staff on our annual Ignatian Camino Pilgrimage.  We are flying to Biarritz in the morning ahead of a 28 km hike on Sunday over the Pyrenees from France into Spain.  Boys in Poetry and Rhetoric will remember it well, I’m sure! …read more

Clongowes Open Day

16th April 2019

The Clongowes Wood College Open Day for First Year boys wishing to join in September 2020 takes place on Saturday May 11th, 2019. If you are interested in learning more about what makes Clongowes such a special place please contact our Admissions Office on +353 (0)45 838 258 or email Places at the Open Day are limited so…read more

Clongowes Union Dinner

10th April 2019

Another busy year for the Clongowes Union was presided over by the energetic President, Conor Daly (OC’85). The Annual Business Lunch in October featured the award-winning comedian, satirist, columnist and impressionist Oliver Callan. Oliver entertained his audience of hundreds with a cast of thousands by channeling for the likes of Enda Kenny, Barack Obama, Leo Varadkar…read more

The Future of Learning

9th April 2019

The New Third Line Learning Environment The start of May will see the opening of a radical new learning centre in Clongowes. Deputy Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace explains the thinking behind it… The traditional classroom is a temple to a teacher-centred style of education that fostered a general deference to authority, which was not altogether…read more

Duck Push Golf Classic – May 2019

8th April 2019

As part of our fund raising campaign for the Clongowes Duck Push the students of Syntax are organising the Duck Push Golf Classic at the K-Club in Straffan Co. Kildare on Thursday 2nd May. There are places for up to 27 teams, each consisting of 4 golfers, to take part in this special annual event for which…read more

Bring Out Your Old Vinyl!

6th April 2019

Duck Push Vinyl The boys in Syntax have found a way to make your old vinyl add to their fundraising efforts so this April while you are doing your usual Spring clean we are asking people young and old to leave in any old vinyl records (albums or singles), cassettes and CDs they are not using…read more

Musical Successes

4th April 2019

Congratulations to Sean Lannen (Grammar) who took first place and a gold medal in the ‘Buachaillí’ (boys 8-15)section of the Feis Ceoil in Sligo earlier this month. Sean was then declared the overall Under 15 winner and has been invited to perform in the Feis Ceoil Prizewinners concert. Previously Sean had been successful in the…read more

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