UK Leadership Series

19th March 2018

  The Clongowes Foundation invites you and a guest to join us for the UK LEADERSHIP SERIES ‘Understanding the Changing Economic and Political Landscape’ PETER NEARY (OC’67) With the liberal international order that has underpinned the global economy since the end of the Second World War increasingly under threat we should expect great change going…read more

Leadership Series

19th March 2018

  The Clongowes Foundation invites you and a guest to join us for the LEADERSHIP SERIES 2018 ‘Before we lead others we must lead ourselves’ JACK KAVANAGH (OC’11) Cultivating and maintaining the characteristics of leadership and resilience in life is a constant challenge for all of us, so we are pleased to have Jack Kavanagh…read more

Lenten Reconciliation

17th March 2018

On Wednesday of last week March 7th, the entire student body in Clongowes came together for a liturgy in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation for Lent 2018 led by Fr Barney McGuckian SJ. As we gathered together in the Sports Hall at 9.15pm, the atmosphere was relaxed and reflective as we watched some film,…read more

Igniting the Mission in NYC!

15th March 2018

Fordham Preparatory School Exchange This academic year saw the launch of our exchange with Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, New York. Last November we welcomed some students and staff from the school to Clongowes and the good folk in Fordham reciprocated the invitation last month during the Mid-Term Break… Fordham Prep is a Jesuit…read more

Passion and Death

15th March 2018

Passion and Death in the Sports Hall The Rector Fr Michael Sheil SJ and the Headmaster Mr Chris Lumb extend a warm invitation to you to join the Clongowes community in our annual Easter liturgy of Tenebrae, which will take place on Wednesday 21st March at 21.00 in the Sports Hall, Clongowes Wood College. Tenebrae…read more

‘Can we talk about Jesus?’

13th March 2018

Over 120 Jesuit school principals, including our own Mr Chris Lumb, spent four days together discussing the challenges and opportunities that the plurality of religions in Europe pose for them in their roles. Principals from Irish Jesuit schools travelled to The Loyola Retreat Centre in Spain last week to meet with their counterparts from all around…read more

Má tá Gaeilge agat…

11th March 2018

Beidh Seachtain na Gaeilge á cheiliúradh againn i gColáiste Choill Chluana Gabhann an tseachtain seo, ón Luan an 12ú go dtí an Aoine an 16ú. I measc na himeachtaí a bheidh ar siúl lenár ranganna Gaeilge beidh Tráth na gCeist do ranganna Elements agus Rudiments Gearrscánnáin á thaispeáint agus ranganna léitheoireachta sa leabharlann Áit a…read more

450 Years Young

9th March 2018

Jubilee of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga The highest decoration given on Union Day in Clongowes is the Aloysius Award, named in honour of our patron saint, St Aloysius Gonzaga. The accolade is given for, inter alia, ‘courage and determination in personal and communal life – for development of character [and] placing his talents at the service…read more

John Redmond (1856-1918)

7th March 2018

By far the most famous Old Clongownian in 1914, when the school was a mere century old, was John Redmond MP, who died 100 years ago on March 6th 1918. Redmond was the guest speaker on Union Day that year (above), when it appeared that he was about to become the first Prime Minister of Home…read more

Latest News on Reopening

5th March 2018

LATEST INFORMATION The roads around Clongowes are passable but it is difficult to travel from Sallins to the school. The safest route to get here is via Kilcock. We are operating a ONE WAY SYSTEM this evening: in the FRONT avenue out the BACK avenue. Please observe this routine, as otherwise it will cause difficulty. If anyone feel…read more

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