Breaking Good

10th April 2017

Crystal Clear Winner We are delighted to report that Kieran Barrett Gomez (Rudiments) was recently announced as a joint winner of the SSPC-iCRAG National Crystal Growing Competition. Kieran won an iPad mini for his efforts and he and his classmates were invited to a prize-giving event in the SSPC centre, University of Limerick on Monday, April…read more

Dictum meum pactum

8th April 2017

Bond Trader Challenge ‘Dictum meum pactum’ (my word is my bond) is the motto of the London Stock Exchange, where bargains are made with no exchange of documents and no written pledges being given. On Wednesday, 29th March, 12 Poetry students departed Clongowes to attend the Kildare County Bond Trader Challenge in the Keadeen Hotel…read more

Sean the Cantabrigian

6th April 2017

Sean McMahon (OC’16) meets our budding undergraduates Sean McMahon is currently home from the University of Cambridge for his Easter Break. Having now completed two of his three semesters of First Year he was more than happy to come back and share his experiences of college life so far. Sean is studying Science in Gonville…read more

Musicians and Illucinations

4th April 2017

On Thursday and Friday, 30th and 31st March, Third Line and Syntax took to the stage with their dramatic offerings as Clongowes witnessed the long awaited return of its very own Festival of Drama… Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations by Alan Ayckbourn Ernie’s incredible imagination is alarming his parents and they go to the doctor in search…read more

Trad Session on Tuesday

1st April 2017

The Clongowes Trad group will be playing in Connolly’s of Ballagh on Tuesday, April 4th from 19.30-21.30. This promises to be a great night of music and song and provides an opportunity to say thank you and farewell to our sixth year student, John lappin who has been with us since third year. Started in 2008 by Clongowes…read more

Return of the MACSI

31st March 2017

Maths Modelling On Friday March 31st, Professor James Gleeson, Professor of Industrial and Applied Mathematics at the University of Limerick (UL) and Co-Director of the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI), returned to Clongowes for his last visit of this academic year. Professor Gleeson had already visited us in October and January to…read more

Headmaster’s Assembly

29th March 2017

The Boys’ Chapel was packed on Wednesday (March 29th) for the Headmaster’s Assembly just ten days before the start of the Easter Vacation. Mr Lumb commenced by congratulating the students in Grammar and Rhetoric on their results in the Mock Exams as they begin their final preparations for their state exams in June. Noting that…read more

Festival of Drama

27th March 2017

This coming Thursday and Friday (30th and 31st March) at 19.00, Third Line and Syntax take to the stage with their dramatic offerings as Clongowes witnesses the long awaited return of its very own Festival of Drama… Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations Ernie’s incredible imagination is alarming his parents and they go to the doctor in search…read more

French Theatre

27th March 2017

Tuesday the 21st of March provided an unique day for us. To witness the pure comedy provided by the brilliant French Theatre For Schools was an experience I’ll certainly not forget. It gave the chance for all Poetry French students to take a ‘deserved’ break from the books and to sit back and enjoy the…read more

Crossing the ‘Chalkline’

25th March 2017

Mr Shane Heslin’s English class have been reading Jane Mitchell’s novel ‘Chalkline’ and decided to invite the author, Jane Mitchell, to Clongowes to give them the inside story on her sensational novel. Much to their delight she said yes and ‘Clongowes Digest’ was fortunate to have Harry Browne (from Elements and no mean wordsmith himself)…read more

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