Finding the Light

14th December 2017

‘Mind Your Mental Health’ Photography Competition. Congratulations to Kieran Clohessy (Poetry) and Ms Louise Dunne (Receptionist) who were the student and staff winners respectively of our recent ‘Mind Your Mental Health’ photography competition. For both winners the outdoors and the power of light featured as their interpretation of the competition’s theme. Kieran’s observant eye caught…read more

Advent Reconciliation

12th December 2017

On Wednesday, 6th December we held our annual Advent Reconciliation Service in Clongowes. Led by the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil SJ, the whole school came together in the Sports Hall at 9.15pm for a 40 minute liturgy exploring the nature of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to reflect upon the unfashionable concept of personal and communal…read more

A Time of Expectant Waiting

8th December 2017

Yesterday morning, as we drove up the timeless main avenue girt by centuries’ old lime trees and approached the castle squatting snugly in the winter sun, we marveled anew at the wonders of nature and at the handiwork of the Creator. The clear crisp air and winter sun that lit the pleasure grounds and sports…read more

Go Amber for Mental Health

6th December 2017

The main concourse of the school was awash with forty shades of amber this morning for the launch of the school’s application for the AMBER FLAG… The ‘Amber Flag’ project is similar to ‘Green Schools’ where a school must promote the values of the flag, with Amber symbolising Mental Health. Clongowes already does a huge amount of…read more

Fine Art Exhibition 2017

4th December 2017

The Annual Clongowes Fine Art Exhibition will be in situ in the Concourse from Saturday 9th December and will continue until Sunday 17th December. The official opening will take place after Mass on Sunday 10th December at 12.15 (approx.), when the exhibition will be launched by the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb. This vibrant exhibition will feature work…read more

Lifesaving Skills

30th November 2017

In recent weeks Jack Hilliard has been one of 40 boys, who are taking Lifesaving lessons in our new swimming pool as part of the Transition Year programme of activities. The lads are training for a Pool Life Guard Course over the year, which will allow them to be Life Savers. Mr. Philip Keleghan from Irish…read more

Cross Country Medal Haul!

28th November 2017

The third and final event of the Three Counties Developmental Cross Country League took place in Graiguecullen GAA grounds on a bright but bitterly cold Tuesday, November, 28th. The date for this relay event was most unfortunate for us as Pre-Mock Exams and Work Experience deprived us of our Grammar, Rhetoric and Syntax athletes. Nevertheless,…read more

Trad Group Road Trip

26th November 2017

At 10.45 on Friday, November 17th, the Clongowes Trad Group left the grounds of the school, buzzing with excitement in the proudly proclaimed ‘Trad Bus’. Mrs Heslin came prepared for the ravenous group we were, supplying us with snacks that were well needed by all. The chocolate was a great distraction from the cold November…read more

Scholarship Boys

24th November 2017

UCD Entrance Scholars and TCD Exhibitions We are delighted to announce that six of our outstanding students from the Rhetoric graduating class of 2017 have been recognised as UCD Entrance Scholars, while another six have been awarded Entrance Exhibitions in TCD. Each year both of these universities recognise the calibre of their incoming high-achieving students…read more

The Shadow of a Gunman

22nd November 2017

The Clongowes premiere of The Shadow of a Gunman brings together two exciting talents: writer Sean O’Casey (author of The Gigli Concert and Conversations on a Homecoming) and director Tom Carroll, fresh from his recent successes with Drumbelly (2014) and Conversations on a Homecoming (2015) and A Whistle in the Dark (2016). The Shadow of…read more

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