Seniors Go Down Fighting

21st February 2018

St Michael’s College 22 Clongowes Wood College 13 It seems a long time ago now since Rory Delap addressed the school at Morning Prayer on the first day of spring as the Senior Team prepared to face old rivals, King’s Hospital, in their first senior cup match. Rory exhorted the boys to give of their…read more

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

19th February 2018

On February 19th, Clongowes chemistry students participated in the RSC ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ workshop with Dr. John O’Donoghue from the Royal Society of Chemistry and a team of three TCD postgraduates from Trinity College Dublin. Using a forensic themed ‘Whodunit’ scenario, students were given a fascinating insight into the world spectroscopy and its applications….read more

Music Success

17th February 2018

Newpark Music Festival Success While most students were on a well-deserved break during the February mid-term, two singers from Rudiments, Sean Lannen (left) and Thomas Breen, travelled to Blackrock in Dublin to represent Clongowes at the Newpark Music Festival. This Festival has been running for 27 years and has seen some of the best young…read more

And So Lent Begins…

15th February 2018

And So Lent Begins… “The black ash is wet and cold. A practiced thumb stamps us with two intersecting lines of burnt palms from last year. Those gathered at Mass walk back up the aisle to their places as we await the dismissal. Looking around, I see so many faces: young, old, teens, mothers, fathers,…read more

Shadows and Light

9th February 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 evening, March 21st at 21.15 in the Sports Hall. The hour long liturgy is…read more

Visit of Fr. Victor Assouad SJ

9th February 2018

Visit of Fr. Victor Assouad SJ Fr Victor Assouad, S.J., who visited Clongowes last week, is Fr General’s Delegate for Western Europe and the Near East. His ‘territory’ covers Ireland, the UK, Holland, Flanders and francophone Europe, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, Morocco, Algiers and Syria, so he has a very large area for which he is…read more

Cup Teams Advance

7th February 2018

The cup season is well and truly upon us and the Junior and Senior campaigns continue apace as their respective competitions reach the quarterfinal stage… The seniors were first into the arena on the first day of spring, when they took on old rivals, The King’s Hospital, in Clontarf. The men from Clongowes raced into…read more

Juniors Enter the Fray

5th February 2018

The cup season is well and truly upon us and the Junior and Senior Campaigns continue apace. The Seniors were first into the ring last Thursday when they emerged victorious, 29-21 against one of their oldest rivals, The King’s Hospital in a latter-day Battle of Clontarf (more here). Today their Junior brethren will enter the…read more

Cometh the Hour

5th February 2018

There was a moment early in the second half of the Junior Cup match in Donnybrook this afternoon when we wondered whether things would indeed go according to the coaches’ best laid plans or whether the boys from Temple Carrig would upset our apple cart. From a standing start at 7-0 down early on, the…read more

Launching the Pool

3rd February 2018

New Swimming Pool to be officially opened by Tánaiste, Simon Coveney The long awaited new 25 metre, five-lane swimming pool in Clongowes quietly entered service before Christmas and has been noisily much in demand since then with – it seems – the whole school (whether wet behind the ears or not) eager to dip more…read more

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