An Evening with Alan Quinlan

14th January 2017

The Parents’ Association is delighted to invite ALL parents to attend an evening with rugby star Alan Quinlan in the school on Monday 23rd January. Alan will talk about his battle with anxiety-related depression and how he has learnt to deal with it. The event will commence at 7pm in the Refectory. A dedicated and…read more

Rhetoric Parent Day

11th January 2017

Rhetoric Parent Day will take place on next Sunday 15th January 2017 as indicated on the school calendar. The day will begin at 10am and will end after 11.30am Mass. You are invited to lunch in the refectory should you and the boys wish to stay. Our main speaker on Sunday will be Fr Peter Sexton SJ,…read more

Macbeth Unlimited 

29th December 2016

It’s Shakespeare, Jim – but not as we know it… The ubiquitous Bard of Avon wrote Macbeth around 1609, and since then it has been the most performed of his works – more than any other of the great tragedies. Earlier this year the gentlemen of the Year of Transition 2016 decided to make the…read more

Elements of Reading

27th December 2016

Awards to Elements for Diversifying Reading There is a hunger for reading in Elements as shown by the number of students who were presented with a Reading Challenge Certificate recently by the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb. Twenty four Elements students were presented with the award for completing a reading challenge set by the college librarian,…read more

Orchestral Manouveres in Cherryfield

19th December 2016

Yesterday (Sunday, 18th December) seven Rhetoric orchestral musicians and three choristers from Syntax, accompanied by Mr Philip and Ms Theresa Thomas, their son Mark (OC’15) and of course the indispensable Fr Michael Sheil, undertook their annual journey to Cherryfield, the Jesuit convalescence home in Ranelagh to play the most patient of audiences a range of…read more

It’s beginning to feel a lot like…

17th December 2016

The season of goodwill is well and truly upon us here in Clongowes and the boys are immersed in the serious business of Christmas exams, all of which must be done, dusted and reported on before their departure next week for more than two weeks of vacation. Christmas is evident everywhere, from the festive trees…read more

Latin Lovers

14th December 2016

The Rhetoric Latin class, ten men strong, set off from Dublin Airport at 6 a.m. on Saturday 3rd December accompanied by their guide Dominus Conry and fellow Romanophiles Domini O’Hara et Carroll. Having used the flight time to catch up on some much needed sleep, we taxied to the heart of the ancient city, sweeping…read more

Parents’ Book Club

12th December 2016

This is a reminder that the Parents’ Book Club will be having its Christmas evening out on Wednesday, 14th December, at Vie de Chateau in Naas at 6pm. All are welcome to come along and join us; and if you haven’t joined us before, don’t be shy. Come and find out what the Book Club…read more

Trad Group in Shannnonbridge

11th December 2016

On Friday, 18th of November, the Clongowes Trad Group headed off for Shannonbridge in County Offaly, for an afternoon of traditional music at its finest. Fred Sargaison from Syntax, who was amongst the merry band of musicians, filed this report… At 11.00am, the group began its journey on what is now known colloquially as ‘The…read more

Fine Art Exhibition – December 2016

9th December 2016

The Annual Clongowes Fine Art Exhibition is now showing in the Concourse and will continue until Sunday 18th December. The official opening will take place after Mass on Sunday 11th December at 12.15 (approx), when the exhibition will be launched by the Headmaster Mr Chris Lumb. This vibrant exhibition features work by professional and amateur…read more

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