Irish patriot: British soldier

16th September 2016

Old Clongownian, Thomas Kettle was a renowned Irish poet, statesman and soldier who died during the Battle of the Somme, 9th September 1916. Hundreds of past pupils of Clongowes took part in WWI, and ninety-five perished including Lieutenant Thomas Kettle (OC 1897). His life and death were both remembered at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing…read more

Open Day

15th September 2016

The Clongowes Wood College Open Day for First Year boys wishing to join in September 2017 takes place on Saturday October 8th. If you are interested in learning more about what makes Clongowes such a special place please contact our Admissions Office on +353 (0)45 838 258 or email admissions@clongowes.net Places at the Open Day…read more

Trad for Trócaire

14th September 2016

On Tuesday, September 27th, the Clongowes Trad group, led by Ms Catherine and Mr Shane Heslin, will travel to the head offices of Trócaire in Maynooth, where they will play a session to launch the annual ‘Trad for Trócaire’ Fundraiser. ‘Trad for Trócaire’ is a national event promoting the use of Irish music sessions as…read more

Representative Honours

12th September 2016

Conrad Daly, Cathal Duff, Dan Sheehan, Ronan Hannon, Liam El Sibai and Joe Murphy, who have received representative honours in rugby. Congratulations to the following boys on their selection for Provincial and International age grade representative sides Conrad Daly (Leinster Schools) Ronan Hannon (Leinster Schools)   Cathal Duff (Leinster u19) Dan Sheehan (Leinster u19)  …read more

Senior Choir at the Races

8th September 2016

The Clongowes Senior Choir has been invited to perform this Sunday, September 11th at the prestigious Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh Racecourse. The choir will deliver three performances on the day: 3pm: The Irish National Anthem performed with the Army Band on the enclosure stage. 3.45pm: A recital in the garden behind the Champagne Bar. 6pm: A…read more

Tribute to Tom Kettle (OC 1897)

5th September 2016

Irish Times readers will have been alerted by this morning’s ‘Irishman’s Diary’ (Monday, September 5th) that the centenary of the death of Old Clongownian Tom Kettle will take place on next Friday, September 9th. Kettle’s life and death have already been remembered at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme in the last…read more

Pupils for a Day

31st August 2016

Table Tennis or Basketball? Former headmaster and world renowned educational consultant, Graham Powell certainly had an unusual way about him on the Staff Day as he turned the Music Performance Area into a classroom and the teaching staff into pupils for a day in order to challenge their perceptions of teaching and focus instead on…read more

The drive for five

20th June 2016

Unprecedented. Impossible. Preposterous. Unthinkable. Unobtainable. Yet, by the end of sixty gruelling minutes in this years Staff. vs. Students soccer match, played in honour of former teacher and soccer enthusiast Mr. Brendan Cullen, the magistri of Clongowes Wood College had bravely gone to the brink and succeeded where no football team in the history of…read more

All Ireland victory for Jack

5th June 2016

Jack O’Leary (Rhetoric) is one of the most talented athletes to have ever passed through Clongowes and last Saturday he ended his schools’ athletics career in some style in the All Ireland Track and Field Finals in Tullamore. Jack, the current Leinster champion was hoping to go one stage better and capture the prestigious Darcy…read more

Awards Assembly 2016

27th May 2016

A.M.D.G. AWARDS ASSEMBLY 2016. Thursday 26th May 2016 Boys’ Chapel at 11.45 a.m. Order of Ceremony Opening Prayer: Fr Michael Sheil S.J.                                   Introduction by: Frank Kelly     Headmasters Address: Mr Chris Lumb. Announcement of new Houseleaders                                   Sacristans:  Paddy Dunn, Sean…read more

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