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22nd May 2018

Irish Interschools Fencing Championship Eight teams from four schools contested the 2018 Inaugural Irish Interschools’ Championship hosted by Clongowes Wood College on Saturday 19thMay: Clongowes Wood College Dunamase College Glenstal Abbey School Royal Belfast Academical Institution Clongowes and Glenstal took an early lead with both A and B teams defeating their opponents Dunamase and RBAI…read more

Sky is the Limit for Paddy

20th May 2018

Inaugural AERPRIZE finals On Friday 16thMarch Rhetoric student Paddy White, in the company of his sponsor, science teacher Ms Yvonne Nolan, took his place at the inaugural AERPRIZE finals at the Atlantic Flight Training Academy in Little Island Cork. Paddy’s entry to the competition, a five-minute flight training video, one of over 150 team entries,…read more

Shooting Hoops

18th May 2018

Past v Present Basketball The evening of the Thursday 24thof April saw several OCs arrive confidently back to the sports hall to take on our current Senior basketball team, in a Past v Present battle. This was a match of Coach versus Coach and Brother versus Brother. Uncle of current school basketball captain Conrad Daly,…read more

Strength in Faith

16th May 2018

Confirmation Ceremony Most Reverend Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin visited Clongowes yesterday (May 15th) to confirm 18 of our pupils and support them in their adult faith journey. It was a joyous occasion attended by those to be confirmed (confirmandi), their Faith Friends and Sponsors and in the company of their peers in…read more

Real World Problems

14th May 2018

Maths Modelling Back in October, any 5th and 4th years who wanted to take part in maths modelling gathered in Mr. O’Hara’s classroom where Professor James Gleeson presented them with three problems they could work on for the next six months. The problems were: make a model that would tell us the predicted number of colonoscopies we…read more

Following the Way

12th May 2018

Two weeks ago forty two pilgrims from Clongowes made their ways to the Basque Country in Northern Spain, there to embark on a pilgrimage that would lead them from the birthplace of St Ignatius in Loyola to one of the most important Ignatian sites in Manresa, while also dipping their toes in the Camino de…read more

Higher Line Medal Debate

12th May 2018

Higher Line Gold Medal Debate It has been almost one hundred and eighty one years since Daniel O’Connell established the Clongowes Debating Society, which has grown to become an integral part of a Clongowes education. Debating is now held as a core activity for many of the boys throughout the school, with every student being…read more

The Auld Triangle 2018

10th May 2018

2018 TRIANGLE RACE The origins of racing ‘The Triangle’ in Clongowes, while hardly lost in the mists of time, are certainly unclear. It is such an obvious course that it is likely that boys ran and raced it as long as boys have run and raced in Clongowes. As regards the modern event, Fr Bruce…read more

Fearless Like A Child

8th May 2018

In 2012, just over a year after leaving Clongowes, Jack Kavanagh (OC’11) sustained a spinal cord injury following a simple windsurfing accident only weeks before entering his second year of Pharmacy in TCD. As a result he is paralysed from the armpits down with 15% muscle function remaining. However this has not deterred Jack from…read more

African Immersion Experience

6th May 2018

Just before Easter 23 young pilgrims from Poetry aided and abetted by their chaperones Ms Alexis Fox and Mr Liam McGovern, Spiritual Advisor Fr. Michael Sheil SJ, group leader Mr Garry Corcoran and Gap Student Tim Ross, set out on this year’s immersion experience to Malealea, Lesotho… The Malealea Development Trust coordinated events on the…read more

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