Rhetoric Play

23rd November 2016

The Clongowes premiere of A Whistle in the Dark brings together two exciting talents: writer Tom Murphy (author of The Gigli Concert and Conversations on a Homecoming) and director Tom Carroll, fresh from his recent successes with Drumbelly (2014) and the aforementioned Conversations on a Homecoming (2015). ‘Tom Murphy’s searing indictment of a distorted Irish masculinity,…read more

Grammar Parent Day

21st November 2016

GRAMMAR PARENT DAY Grammar Parent Day will take place on this Sunday 27th November 2016 as indicated on the school calendar. The day will begin at 10am with Eucharist in the Sports Hall and will end at 1pm with lunch, which will be provided in the refectory. (Full schedule here) Our presenter will be Mr…read more

Foundation Leadership Series

21st November 2016

The Clongowes Wood College Foundation welcomed over 350 alumni, current parents along with the Rector, Fr. Michael Sheil SJ and our new Jesuit Provincial Fr. Leonard Moloney SJ to the O’Callaghan’s…

Hope for Christmas

19th November 2016

This week some members of our year group helped to check and pack Christmas presents at Team Hope’s Depot at nearby Peamount Hospital in Newcastle. (See info@teamhope.ie for more information on this project). We are all familiar with the annual appeal for shoebox presents for children throughout the country and it was a privilege to…read more

UCD Entrance Scholars

17th November 2016

We are delighted to announce that seven of our outstanding students from the Rhetoric graduating class of 2016 have been recognised as UCD Entrance Scholars. Each year UCD recognises the calibre of its incoming high-achieving students with the award of UCD Entrance Scholar, which are presented to first year students who achieve 560 points or…read more

John Vincent Holland OC VC

15th November 2016

The hearts of Clongownians worldwide will have beaten a little faster and their pulses quickened last Friday when John Vincent Holland (OC 1909) was amongst those remembered at a wreath laying ceremony in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. The wreaths were laid in an Armistice Day ceremony at the Cross of Sacrifice, to remember the thousands of…read more

Fictional Clongowes

9th November 2016

Book Character Dress-up Day. Thanks to all who got into the spirit and fun of our fourth Book Character Dress-up Day, an event that’s always guaranteed to bring some fun and colour to dull November. Staff embraced it like never before as a variety of characters spilled out onto the corridors and students found that…read more

Headmaster’s Assembly

7th November 2016

Before lunch on Wednesday October 27th the Boys’ Chapel was packed for the second Headmaster’s Assembly of the year. After the opening prayer by the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil, the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb took to the podium to recognise some of the achievements of our students in recent weeks. As the first half term (by…read more

New Irish Provincial

7th November 2016

Fr Leonard Moloney SJ has been named as the next Provincial of the Irish Jesuit Province. The current Provincial, Fr Tom Layden, wrote to Jesuits and colleagues this morning, Monday 7th November, to inform them that the Jesuit Father General, Arturo Sosa, had appointed Leonard Moloney to the position during the work of their General…read more

Answering The Call

2nd November 2016

On the 27th of October we had the great honour of interviewing visiting Old Clongownian and author Peadar Ó Guilín (OC’86). The Call is Peadar’s second book and has become quite popular in the school, particularly among the various book club members. A Young Adult fantasy horror, it is a great book for fans of…read more

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