And so it begins…

1st February 2018

‘Anois teacht an earraigh, beidh ‘n lá dul chun síneadh ‘S tar éis na Féil’ Bríde, ardóidh mé mo sheol…” These opening lines from the classic Irish poem Cill Aodáin by Antaine Ó Raifteirí speak of hope and the lengthening of the evenings as the winter passes and the spring has come at last. The…read more

The Best of Rivals

1st February 2018

Clongowes Wood College 29 The King’s Hospital 21 Relations between Clongowes Wood College and The King’s Hospital go back a long way and run deep. As our closest rugby playing neighbours, for many years it was the tradition for our cup teams to open their friendly seasons against them every September, and readers of a…read more

To see old familiar faces…

30th January 2018

‘To see once again old familiar faces…’ ‘The Clongowes Union means the desire of Old Clongownians by coming together to be able to renew old memories [and] to see once again old familiar faces’. These words of John Redmond, M.P., (Vice-President) proposing the toast of the Clongowes Union at the second annual dinner, continue to…read more

We’ll Support You Evermore!!!

30th January 2018

Cup Fever It’s that time of year again, when the young men of Clongowes don the purple and white to represent the school on the rugby field. While this has been happening since the boys returned to school last August there is nothing to quicken the pulse quite so much as the sight of 15…read more

Fr Provincial’s Visitation

28th January 2018

Fr Leonard Moloney, Irish Jesuit Provincial and erstwhile Headmaster of Clongowes (2004-2015) visited the college for three days last week (22nd-24th January) and met with the Jesuit Community, students and staff. The primary purpose of the Provincial’s visitation is his canonical annual stay with the community when he has a personal interview with each member….read more

Crossing Barriers

26th January 2018

As part of the annual Christian Unity week celebrations, Clongowes was delighted to take part in a bilateral celebration of the Christian faith with The King’s Hospital, Palmerstown on Sunday, January 21st. Students from King’s Hospital arrived in Clongowes for tea and coffee at around 10.30, accompanied by Head of Pastoral Care, Mr. John Aiken,…read more

Christmas Day At Sea

24th January 2018

Christmas Day At Sea: Capsizing, And Rowing The Atlantic   Congratulations to Old Clongownian and School Captain Tommy Browne (2010) and the ‘Relentless Rowers’, who have just finished rowing 5,000km across the Atlantic Ocean, setting an Irish record and raising some much needed funds for the Childrens’ Unit in Cork University Hospital in the process….read more

Cycling to Lesotho

22nd January 2018

On Sunday 14th January people passing through the concourse in Clongowes on their way to Mass may have been surprised to see two cyclists on the road in their midst. The onlookers might well have asked themselves: Where on earth are they off to? They would have been even more surprised to learn that they were cycling from…read more

Finding God in the Mocks

20th January 2018

On the morning of the first day of the Mock Exams in Clongowes the Assistant Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace, addressed the boys at Morning Prayer to encourage them to approach the tests in a positive frame of mind… Today is the second day of Christian Unity Week and we include in our prayers a desire…read more

New Coaches-in-Charge

18th January 2018

In line with our strategic development of Sport in Clongowes, the Headmaster, Mr Lumb has confirmed the appointment of a number of ‘Coaches-in-Charge’ of individual sporting disciplines to new positions of responsibility, working under the direction of our Director of Sport, Mr John O’Donoghue. The new appointees are: Athletics: Mr Shane Heslin Soccer: Mr Noel…read more

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