Triangle Race 2020

17th November 2020

It was an enjoyable, albeit wet and windy, autumnal afternoon for our Annual Triangle Race which took place on Sunday, October 15th. While none of the remarkable Jack O’Leary’s (OC’16) records were threatened, there were some commendable times from the boys. The 7.26 posted by overall winner Richard White (Rhetoric) was enough to see him…read more

Kairos Retreat

11th November 2020

In the lead-in to our annual mid-term break, Clongowes hosted our two annual Kairos Retreats simultaneously. The retreats had been initially scheduled to happen in the beautiful northern surroundings of Dromantine Retreat & Conference Centre, Newry, Co. Down but due to COVID restrictions our plans fell through. Fortunately for us, we were able to move…read more

Infirmary Refurbishment

9th November 2020

The recent refurbishment of the College Infirmary could not have been completed at a more significant time in this year of the Covid 19 pandemic. It means we can now offer a better standard of care to our students with the added benefit of a doctors surgery and physiotherapy room.   The Infirmary was built in…read more

The Academy Considers Identity Politics

3rd November 2020

What is the Academy? The Clongowes Academy was set up by Fr Hilary Lawton, Prefect of Studies, back in the 1950s as a modern-day version of Plato’s Academy from Ancient Greece.  Assembling on Tuesday evenings in the Bellarmine Centre, it follows a strictly academic model where each member must present a scholarly paper of some…read more

Apart but in Communion

30th October 2020

There is always a great sense of achievement for all parties in a school – Students – Teachers – Administration – Parents/Guardians  – when the Hallow’een [Eve of All Saints’ Day] mid-term is reached – for it means that the academic year is well advanced and in full swing. This has never been more truly…read more

Duck Push 2020 – Thank You

28th October 2020

As Autumn closes in and Summer weather gives way to crisp afternoons and frosty mornings we are handing the Duck Push batton over to Syntax 2021.  We want to thank everyone who supported us during this year’s fundraising drive for a covid testing machine. We thank our prefects and teachers, parents and guardians, students, friends,…read more

TY Sports Week 2020

27th October 2020

The inaugural Clongowes TY Sports Week took place before midterm with a jam-packed itinerary of exciting and challenging sport-related activities. The boys were met with generally good weather which will have made the week even more enjoyable. Sports Week is a new important date in the transition year calendar – it offers the boys a…read more

The Return of the Master Storyteller – Niall de Burca

23rd October 2020

Niall de Burca, Ireland’s foremost traditional storyteller has visited us here at Clongowes since 2009. He has performed in many of our spaces over this time – The James Joyce Library, Green Room, Higher Line Rec Room, to mention a few. This year due to a daytime performance, social distancing requirements and other demands on…read more

Climate Action Week 2020

22nd October 2020

The 4th annual Climate Action Week took place from October 12th to 18th and activities in Clongowes were led by our Green Schools Committee. The annual awareness campaign on climate action highlights how climate change is impacting Ireland. The week-long initiative encourages students, teachers, and the wider community to talk about climate change and get…read more

Interhouse Sports Day 2020

19th October 2020

Our annual sports day took place on September 21st much to the excitement of the students. The boys were blessed with good weather and offered some welcome reprieve from the classroom!  Sports Day is an important date on the school calendar and is one that the students always look forward to – the boys compete…read more

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