How are you really?

8th October 2018

Mental Health Week will be celebrated from the 7th-13th October 2018, with World Mental Health Day taking place on the Wednesday – October 10th. The theme for this year, as set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘Young People and Mental Health In a Changing World’. To mark the start of the week, Nick O’Sullivan from St…read more

The Resurrection Tour

5th October 2018

The Class of 1973, miss each other so much now that they can’t wait ten years for a reunion, but must meet ‘quin-annually’. Their latest such gathering took place last weekend, September 28th-30th (despite a clash with the Ryder Cup in Paris) in Athlone. 22 of the year chose the banks of the Shannon over the…read more

Lyrical Magic

3rd October 2018

RTÉ Lyric FM Outreach Tour The Transition year Social Outreach Programme (see below) was treated to a delightful musical interlude on Wednesday (October 3rd), when the Lyric FM Quartet arrived to sprinkle a little musical magic into our lives. While the visit itself was special, it was enhanced by the presence of cellist Gerry Kelly (OC’71),…read more

Syntax Parent Day

3rd October 2018

Champion of the Homeless This year, the Syntax Parent Day will take place on Sunday 7th October with Fr Peter McVerry S.J. as the guest speaker. Fr McVerry (OC’62) is an Irish Jesuit who needs little introduction to many of us. He is a powerful voice especially as a champion of the plight of those on…read more

Representative Rugby – Clongowes’ Long History

1st October 2018

Clongowes has a long tradition of pupils and past pupils playing representative rugby at provincial and international level (including selections for the Lions). Daniel Ross from Hollywood, Co Down, became the first Old Clongownian to pull on the green jersey in 1884. More recently the international strip has been worn by Old Clongownians, Gordon D’Arcy,…read more

Scholarship Award

30th September 2018

On Saturday, September 29th, Old Clongownian, Matthew Martin was awarded a Naughton Foundation scholarship worth €20,000 at a ceremony in Trinity College Biomedical Science Institute in Dublin. The award was presented by founding patrons of The Naughton Foundation, Dr. Martin Naughton and his wife Carmel who were joined by Mr. Richard Bruton TD, Minister for…read more

Leaving Myself Behind

28th September 2018

Transition Year Outdoor Educational Trip We arrived in the East Coast Adventure Centre in Rostrevor at lunchtime on Tuesday (September 25th) and were shown to our rooms or (in our case) pods outside the main building. At 14:00 we set out to walk 10km to a camp site where we were told to build our…read more

Union Business Lunch

26th September 2018

  The Annual Clongowes Union Business Lunch Friday, 19th October 2018 @ 12.30pm Conrad Hotel, Dublin Guest Speaker: Oliver Callan (et al) Oliver Callan, Satirist, Columnist and Impressionist is an award-winning comedian who shot to fame through his repertoire of voices ranging from Enda Kenny to Barack Obama and more recently from Leo Varadkar to…read more

God’s Time

24th September 2018

Living the Fourth, pleading the fifth… The 20th Annual Clongowes Kairos Retreat for Poetry (fifth year) boys commenced in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and concluded in the College Chapel in Clongowes four days later. The Kairos Retreat is a three and a half day programme, which offers a challenge to continue it for as long as one possibly can…read more

Following Ignatius in Spain

21st September 2018

In July of this year, Assistant Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace and Head of Communications, Mr Declan O’Keeffe (pictured above in the Jesuit Curia in Rome), along with four other teachers from Jesuit schools in Ireland and fourteen from our counterparts in the United States, took part in an Immersion Course offered by the Institute for…read more

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