World Book Day

7th March 2019

On Thursday, March 7th, a group of 11 from Elements and Rudiments (looking dashing in our formal dress!) departed early in the morning for a World Book Day event at The King’s Hospital along with Ms. O’Loughlin and Mrs. Lumb. As we stared in awe down corridors walked by Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and broadcaster Kathryn…read more

Seniors Go Down Fighting

6th March 2019

Clongowes Wood College 19: Gonzaga College 22 In the end it was the only converted penalty of the match that separated the sister schools in Donnybrook yesterday afternoon in a game that hung in the balance for much of its length. The teams were evenly matched on the pitch as well as on the scoreboard…read more

Cake for Crumlin

4th March 2019

On Sunday, March 10th, after Mass a number of students from Syntax will host a cake sale in the Concourse area featuring produce that they have baked and prepared in the Clongowes kitchen. Mr Aran McMahon (OC’88) who runs the award winning Rua Restaurant, Delicatessen and Shop in Castlebar has very kindly offered to help the boys to…read more

Science Awards

1st March 2019

Junior Science Fair Awards From Tuesday 29th January to Friday 1st February, the Clongowes Wood College Science Department hosted our first ever Science Week. A high point of the event took place on Thursday, 31st with the Second Annual Junior Science Fair in collaboration with SciFest@School, where a second-level school hosts their own in-house SciFest STEM…read more

Juniors Bow Out

28th February 2019

Clongowes Wood College 12: Newbridge College 14 The proverbial ‘game of two halves’ in Donnybrook yesterday concluded with a late win that put Newbridge College into the semi-finals of the Leinster Schools’ Junior Cup and left Clongowes players and supporters alike to wonder what might have been and how a game that we had often…read more

Dave Rudden Author Visit

25th February 2019

Knights of the Borrowed Dark On Wednesday, February 6th, award-winning author Dave Rudden returned to Clongowes to talk to the boys in Elements about his very popular novel, ‘Knights of the Borrowed Dark’ after which he ran a workshop to help them do some writing of their own. College Librarian, Ms Jane O’Loughlin takes up the tale…read more

Seniors into the Semis

15th February 2019

Clongowes Wood College 38: CBC Monkstown 10 A match that had see-sawed for much of the first half and appeared to be heading for a 3-3 score at the interval was effectively decided in the ‘championship’ minutes either side of half time by two converted tries and two penalties for Clongowes that left 20 points…read more

Cup Teams Advance

15th February 2019

The cup season is well and truly upon us and the Junior and Senior campaigns continue apace as their competitions reach the quarter and semi final stages respectively… The seniors were first into the arena in a tough encounter with Wesley College. The men from Clongowes led 8-0 at half time when John Maher’s try…read more

Elements on Tour

11th February 2019

Elements’ Belfast Tour In the week leading up to the January break, the Elements boys departed on their traditional tour to Belfast, where their action packed itinerary over four days included a whole range of educational, cultural and sporting activities. Aodhan McGuinness and Hugo Johnston sent us this report… It was an early start in Clongowes for…read more

Science Week

8th February 2019

Last week the Clongowes Wood College Science Department hosted our first ever Science Week from Tuesday 29th January to Friday 1st Feb.The week kicked off with Elements (appropriately for a Science Week!), travelling to Dublin Zoo on Tuesday in the company of their Science Teachers. Ms Nolan had prepared a biology themed treasure hunt for…read more

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