Past vs Present Debate

1st November 2018

Daniel O’Connell Memorial Debate This year’s Past vs Present Debate for the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Trophy will take place on Wednesday 7th November in the Music Performance Area in Clongowes at 6pm. This annual event always provides an excellent level of debate and an all round good night’s entertainment. (Last year’s past participants pictured above)….read more

All Ears in Third Line

26th October 2018

From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night – Good Lord, deliver us! Thus runs the ancient Scottish poem and the gentlemen of Elements and Rudiments may have concurred at times as they listened to storyteller Niall de Burca, who made his annual appearance in Clongowes last Tuesday….read more

Re-igniting the Mission

23rd October 2018

Fordham Prep visit to Clongowes: 13th– 20th October 2017/2018 saw the launch of our exchange with Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, New York. Fordham Prep is a Jesuit High School made up of some 1,000 boys who attend the school for a total of four years before progressing to College studies. Founded in 1841 the…read more

Launching the Pool

22nd October 2018

Minister Simon Coveney opens new Swimming Pool The long awaited new 25 metre, five-lane swimming pool in Clongowes, which quietly entered service before Christmas was officially opened last Wednesday (October 17th) with Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Old Clongownian, Simon Coveney (OC’1990) performing the honours. The launch was originally scheduled for last March…read more

Crossing the Chalkline

19th October 2018

Jane Mitchell, author of ‘Chalkline’ with members of Rudiments Book Club, comparing covers of English and French versions of the novel. Members of the Rudiments’ Book Club received a treat this morning (October 18th) when Ms Jane Mitchell, author of the remarkable Chalkline, visited them. Endorsed by Amnesty International (UK) for contributing to highlighting human…read more

Kids Helping Kids

17th October 2018

Duck Push Presentation to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin Last Thursday some 40 Poetry students accompanied by Mr Steven Gray, visited Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin to present a cheque for €67,700 to medical staff and members of the fundraising team at the Children’s Medical Research Foundation building. The funds will go towards the purchase of three recussitaires (special hi…read more

Real World Problems Project – 2018

15th October 2018

Clongowes physics and applied maths students are again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick. This will be the sixth year that the science department will link up with the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry to develop mathematical models for real world problems. Professor James Gleeson, a world leader in his…read more

Trad for Trócaire

12th October 2018

The Clongowes Trad for Trócaire group will be ‘live and kicking’ when they hold their annual ‘Trad for Trocaire’ fundraiser in Connolly’s of Ballagh on Tuesday October 17th from 7.30 -9.30 PM and all are welcome to attend. Under the leadership of Ms Catherine Heslin, the Clongowes Trad Group is a collaboration between staff and students across all…read more

Live Life to the Fullest

10th October 2018

Poetry Parent Day Poetry Parent Day will take place on Sunday 14th October 2018, with Mr Finbarr Walsh as the guest speaker. Mr Walsh is the father of the late Donal Walsh, the Kerry teenager who touched so many lives, through his writings and anti-suicide message. When Donal was a guest on ‘The Saturday Night Show’…read more

The Great Emu War

10th October 2018

The Academy Last night in the Academy Room in Clongowes Seán Lysaght of Rhetoric opened this year’s season of learned papers with a presentation on the intriguingly titled ‘Great Emu War’… Seán held his audience spellbound as recounted the tale of the eponymous conflict – a nuisance wildlife management military operation undertaken in Australia over…read more

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