Fine Art Exhibition – December 2018

4th December 2018

Fine Art Exhibition 2018 The Annual Clongowes Fine Art Exhibition will be in situ in the Concourse from Thursday 6th December and will continue until Sunday 16th. The official opening will take place after Mass on Sunday at 12.15 (approx.), when the exhibition will be launched by the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb. This vibrant exhibition will feature work…read more

Music and Mulled Wine!

2nd December 2018

One of the highlights of the festive calendar in Clongowes is the Christmas Concert, which this year takes place on Sunday 9th December from 15.00 to 17.00 (both times sharp, unlike the music, which will also include flats…). This traditional event has been a feature of the Clongowes calendar for many years and is an opportunity to…read more

Christmas Cards

2nd December 2018

Ho Ho Ho… Fabulous Christmas Cards are currently on sale in aid of the Duck Push, which purchases medical equipment to help treat sick children. The high quality Christmas cards feature art by Jacinta Crowley-Long ( that depict wonderful winter scenes of the Castle and College at Clongowes. One pack of six cards cost just…read more

John Paul II Awards

30th November 2018

The 9th Pope John Paul II Awards took place in the Church of Our Lady and St David, Naas on Thursday 15th November. The award was created to commemorate the late Pope John Paul II, who was so committed to young people and who had such belief and confidence in them. The candidatesare enabled to take an…read more

Prosperous Crozier

28th November 2018

Clongowes crozier goes on display at National Museum A thousand-year-old pastoral staff, the ‘Prosperous crozier’, which has been in the care of the Jesuits at Clongowes almost since it was discovered in a bog in 1839, has been given to the National Museum on indefinite loan. The public display of the crozier was launched at…read more

What will survive is love

26th November 2018

Today is the feast day of St. John Berchmans, born 1599 in modern day Belgium. Deputy Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace spoke of him at Morning Prayer earlier and also reflected on the nature of dedicating lives to the service of others… When, in 1616, John Berchmans told his parents that he was going to join…read more

Poetry Play

23rd November 2018

The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd… This year’s revival of The Mundy Scheme in Clongowes brought together two exciting talents: writer Brian Friel (author of Translations and Dancing at Lughnasa) and director Tom Carroll, fresh from his recent successes with Drumbelly (2014), Conversations on a Homecoming (2015), A Whistle in the Dark (2016) and The…read more

Head, Heart, Soul, Body

23rd November 2018

Wellness Day 2018 How well are you? No really. How well? We may be ‘well off’ or ‘well up’ on something, but how well are we really? ‘Wellness is more than being free from illness – it is an on-going process of change and growth, an active process of becoming aware of – and making choices…read more

Finding God in the Mess

21st November 2018

Night of Peace Cardinal Newman once said that we are responsible for the inner attitudes on which faith depends. Why do I sometimes drift through life like an unbeliever? Because I forget to remember. I forget to nourish my recognition of the larger reality that God is with me. I need spaces of focusing. That…read more

Annual Remembrance Mass 2018

19th November 2018

The autumn season is always rich in colour but as November moves towards its end the very richness of those colours is the sign that nature must face up to the fact that – to regenerate next spring – all growth must fade and die. As nature prepares to take its rest, at a time when…read more

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