London Leadership

4th May 2017

Gordon D’Arcy Clongowes London Leadership April 2017 Last Thursday April 27th, the annual Clongowes London Leadership series took place. Seventy plus UK based OC’s accompanied by some very welcome guests were privileged to gain considerable insights into the contemporary world of the professional rugby game. Gordon D’Arcy OC’98 (pictured above with Martin Nugent, Chair of…read more

We Were Blessed

2nd May 2017

Clongowes Parent Retreat ‘We were blessed in every way, a beautiful location, in the company of great people and best of all, super weather!’ So wrote Liz O’Kane after a day spent in and around Glendalough on the 2017 Parent Retreat… At 10.00 last Friday (29th April) 23 parents, including the Headmaster Mr Lumb, arrived with springs…read more

Clongowes Links

30th April 2017

Earlier this year Jack O’Quigley, Eddie Boland and Hugo O’Donnell, decided that the boys in Clongowes could use a good set of cufflinks to complement their formal dress. They felt that there would be a demand from students who might like a ‘keep sake’ for the year that was in it as well as demand…read more

Cup Success At Last!

28th April 2017

Forster Cup Final It may have come as something of a (pleasant) surprise to some to note that the cup rugby season for Clongowes had not terminated with the departure of the Senior Cup Team in the semi-finals of their competition. Far from it – the Senior Fourths, under the guidance of Messrs Liam McGovern,…read more

Victoribus Spolia

26th April 2017

Inter Aulas Academiæ! On Tuesday 4th April our Latin class accompanied by Mr Adam Conry headed for Trinity College Dublin to compete in this year’s Latin Poetry Competition. This annual event brings together Junior and Senior Cycle students of Latin, Greek and Classics to read poetry in the vernacular of Ancient Rome. The contestants are…read more

A Pilgrimage of Trust

22nd April 2017

Taizé Pilgrimage Following a gap of two years the Clongowes Easter pilgrimage to Taizé in France resumed this spring during Holy Week. Once again it proved to be a time and place where eight students from Poetry took the opportunity to deepen their faith and live a life of simplicity, prayer and community along with…read more

Fr John Sullivan Beatification

20th April 2017

Masses for the beatification of Fr John Sullivan SJ The date for the beatification ceremony of Blessed John Sullivan elect has been confirmed for Saturday 13th May in Gardiner St Church at 11am (see below). There will also be a Mass of Thanksgiving in Clongowes the following week on Saturday 20th May at 19.00 (not…read more

Foundations of Hope

18th April 2017

Hope Foundation – Kolkata 2017 Last month six Transition Year students, Harry Arkwright, Brian Gallagher, Tom Gilheany, Ross MacGoey, John Maher and Conor Martin along with Mr Noel Murray and Old Clongownian, Pyers O’Connor Nash (OC’69) set off for Kolkata ‘The City of Joy’ as part of the HOPE Foundation trip. As is evident from the…read more

Our Greatness in God’s eyes

16th April 2017

‘We are entitled to our greatness in God’s eyes’ On Wednesday 5th April, the Pope John Paul II Awards hosted a special day of celebrations at Knock, Co. Mayo to mark ten years of the award and the achievements of more than 20,000 participants from 24 dioceses across the island of Ireland. All current and…read more

Golf Classic in K Club

12th April 2017

As part of their fund raising campaign for the Clongowes Duck Push the gentlemen of Syntax are organising the Duck Push Golf Classic at the K-Club in Straffan Co. Kildare on Wednesday, May 3rd. They are aiming to attract 25 teams, each consisting of 4 golfers, to take part in this special event for which…read more

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