Advent Service of Reconciliation

7th December 2016

On Wednesday, 7th December we will hold our annual Advent Reconciliation Service in Clongowes. Led by Fr Bruce Bradley SJ the whole school will come together in the Sports Hall at 9.15pm for a 40 minute liturgy exploring the nature of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the ‘Why’ of going to Confession. Using the media of…read more

Clongowes Choirs on Lyric FM

6th December 2016

Before the weekend break the Elements and Senior Choirs gave their annual performance for the Age Action group in the James Joyce Library. For the Elements choir it was their ‘debut performance’ and they started the concert with ‘Step Back Baby’ and then gave a rousing performance of ‘Consider Yourself’ from the musical ‘Oliver’. This…read more

ISTA Finalists

5th December 2016

The tradition of science and mathematics is alive and well in Clongowes Wood and on Thursday, 17th November, the college received another accolade by coming first and second in the Regional ISTA Senior Science Quiz. This feat entitled them to attend the National Finals held in Trinity College on Saturday, the 26th November. Conor Galvin…read more

Mulled Wine, Mince Pies & Music!

1st December 2016

One of the highlights of the festive calendar in Clongowes is the Christmas Concert, which this year takes place on Sunday 11th December from 15.00 to 17.00 (both times sharp, unlike the music, which will also include flats…). This traditional event has been a feature of the Clongowes calendar for many years and is an opportunity to…read more

Rhetoric Play

29th November 2016

Tom Murphy’s 1961 work, ‘A Whistle in the Dark’, is a brave play for any group to put on. Dark, notoriously violent and essentially dismal, it succeeds or fails like few others on on the actors’ individual understandings of the tensions between

Fr Vincent Murphy SJ RIP

28th November 2016

A member of the community of Clongowes Wood College SJ, Fr. Vincent Murphy SJ, passed away peacefully this morning, in Cherryfield Lodge, Milltown Park; he will be sadly missed. Vincent was born in Ranelagh, Dublin in 1929 and educated in Synge St by the Christian Brothers. He qualified as a Quantity Surveyor and played for Shamrock…read more

Duck Push Christmas Cards

27th November 2016

Fabulous Christmas Cards are now being sold in aid of the Duck Push, which purchases medical equipment for sick children. Everyone likes to support a charity at Christmas, and this charity is really worth it. Why not buy your cards now so you don’t leave it too late!? The high quality Christmas cards feature art…read more

Past v Present Debate

26th November 2016

The Music Performance Area was filled to capacity last week (Tuesday 15th, November) for the annual Past versus Present debate. This event has been held in the College each year since 2007 and was first launched by Fr. Conor Harper S.J. and Mr. Anthony Kenny (OC 55). Officially known as the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Debate,…read more

Scientific Quizmasters

25th November 2016

The tradition of science and mathematics is alive and well in Clongowes Wood and last Thursday, 17th November, the college received another accolade by coming first in the Regional ISTA Senior Science Quiz… Six students from Rhetoric, accompanied by Mr. Stephen O’Hara and Mr. Kevin Maume travelled to NUI Maynooth to take part, hoping to…read more

Clongowes Golf Balls

24th November 2016

It has been a good first term for golfers at Clongowes and this has been reflected in the from of senior skipper Conor Mulholland (Rhetoric), who has been on the Leinster under 18 panel for the last two years. Brothers James and Niall McCormick (Poetry) participated in the Ulster U-21 Youth Championship in Royal Belfast…read more

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