Golf Classic in K Club

23rd March 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

American Football

21st March 2017

Clongowes Wood College v Georgetown Prep, Maryland On a chilly Monday afternoon Clongowes hosted fellow Jesuit College, Georgetown Preparatory School from Maryland USA. With the rugby season drawing to a close it was a great opportunity for our boys to have one last game before focussing on our summer term programme. With the short St…read more

Minding Your Brain

19th March 2017

Dr Elizabeth Walsh (Clinical Psychiatrist, UCHG), mother of Donnchadh (OC’16) and Richard (Rhetoric) visited Clongowes recently (Thursday, March 9th)  to give a talk to Rhetoric entitled ‘Mental Illness and Minding Your Brain’. Dr Walsh touched on the areas of stress and how to manage it as we head towards the Leaving Cert. In a lively discussion…read more

Vocal Master Classes

17th March 2017

Last week (Friday 10th March) Clongowes held set of vocal master classes given by renowned Irish Tenor Emmanuel Lawler, who is also a lecturer in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and the Chairman of Feis Ceoil. Members of the Senior Choir, Schola and members of staff sat in at various times and observed Mr…read more

Author Visit: Gerard Siggins

15th March 2017

Rugby Spirit Gerard Siggins series of books, Rugby Spirit, are proving very popular with students in Elements and Rudiments for a number of reasons: rugby, boarding school, historical figures and the supernatural. The language is accessible and they are relatively short and so particularly appealing for the more reluctant readers. Yesterday (Tuesday 14th March), the…read more

Seachtain na Gaeilge

13th March 2017

Seachtain na Gaeilge i gColáiste Choill Chluana Gabhann Beginning on Monday March 13th we will celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge in Coláiste Choill Chluana Gabhann (the college of the wood of the meadow of the blacksmith for those who may have wondered what Clongowes actually meant). We would like to thank all teachers in advance of this…read more

Fr John Sullivan Tournament

13th March 2017

Fr. John Sullivan SJ U14 Tournament On Saturday 11th March 2017, 11 teams from all over the country travelled to Clongowes for the first annual Fr John Sullivan SJ tournament. Thankfully, the weather was kind to us and the rain managed to stay off for the full day. The teams competed in groups of three…read more

Applied Maths Finalists

11th March 2017

On Thursday March 2nd, eleven students from Poetry and Rhetoric along with Mr Stephen O’Hara took part in the East Midlands regional competition of the Irish Applied Maths Teachers Association Senior Applied Mathematics quiz. Marc Bollee, Cormac Watson and Conor Galvin finished in first place while Billy Minch, Connell Kennelly and Michael Colivet came in…read more

The Beautiful Game

10th March 2017

Clongowes 1 – Belvedere 3 (after extra time) For the third time in a fortnight Belvedere proved to be the better team in the contest between the confraternal sister colleges. In the inaugural Leinster Schools Shield Tournament they edged Clongowes out of the competition in extra time after a 1-1 final score, but it might…read more

Lenten Reconciliation Service

9th March 2017

Last night (Wednesday, 8th March) we held our annual Lenten 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 the need for forgiveness in our lives. Using our newly…read more

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