Golf Classic in K Club

7th April 2016

As part of their fund raising campaign for the Clongowes Duck Push the gentlemen of Syntax are organising the Duck Push Golf Classic at the K-Club in Straffan Co. Kildare on Monday, April 25th. The timesheet is almost full but there are a number of places still available and these will be filled on a…read more

Elements of Dublinia

6th April 2016

Last Monday (4th April) the boys of Elements together with our history teachers Mr Garry Corcoran and Mr Colm Maloney and Mrs Eileen Lumb visited ‘Dublinia’, a history exhibition on Viking and Medieval Dublin… First we went into the area that focused specifically on Viking Dublin, where we saw a viking grave, a house and…read more

Cup Teams Depart

23rd March 2016

Following two distinguished campaigns with many a tense moment and much exciting rugby, both our Senior and Junior Teams were obliged to depart the cup competitions at the semi final stages in matches that were each decided by a single score… Roscrea 24 Clongowes 18 The Seniors were first to depart following a narrow defeat…read more

From the Headmaster

22nd March 2016

In a letter to Clongowes’ Parents and Guardians last month the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb was pleased to report that his introduction to Clongowes life has continued at a pace during the past term…. “My first experience of the ‘cup season’ has been a most positive one. Our SCT and JCT gallantly bowed out of…read more

Proclamation Day

17th March 2016

Tuesday March 15th was declared Proclamation Day as part of the national commemoration of the 1916 Rising and we in Clongowes took special pride in the commemorations given our special link with the national flag, courtesy of Old Clongownian, Thomas Francis Meagher… The event was co-ordinated by Clongowes Archivist, Ms Margaret Doyle and took place…read more

Swimming with the Tide

17th March 2016

Work on new swimming pool commences. In 1886 Clongowes Wood College amalgamated with its sister Jesuit boarding school in Tullabeg, almost doubling the school population at a stroke and signalling the beginning of an ambitious building programme that would sustain the college for more than a century. Three iconic buildings in the school were constructed,…read more

Choral Success

14th March 2016

After months of hard work and preparation with Mr David Scott, Ms Anne Conaghan and Ms Catherine Heslin, singers from Clongowes Wood College competed at the Interschool’s Music Festival at Wesley College last week. This is the leading music festival for primary and secondary schools in Leinster. The weekend began in dramatic fashion however, as…read more

Flying the Flag

14th March 2016

On a brisk Monday morning (7th March) Ms Margaret Doyle, Mr Colm Maloney and three representatives from Poetry, Conor Galvin, Brian Murphy and Sean McCrohan, travelled to Croke Park to the National Flag Post-Primary Presentation ceremony, organised by the Thomas Francis Meagher foundation as a part of the 1916 centenary commemorations. The 7th March was…read more

Trad Group Award

10th March 2016

Clongowes Traditional Irish Music Group Receive Award from Trócaire. The Clongowes Wood College Traditional Irish music group has received a Special Recognition award from Trócaire in appreciation for their fundraising activities. The group has raised almost €1,500 as part of the ‘Trad for Trócaire’ campaign. Traditional Irish music brings people together in a very positive…read more

Juniors Depart

7th March 2016

CWC 15: St Michael’s 20. Alas the Clongowes Juniors JUST came up short when falling to St Michael’s in a closely contested semi-final at Donnybrook yesterday. Unlike the previous round, the late try scored by Barry Dooley following a trademark break by full back John Maher was not sufficient to allow a determined Clongowes side…read more

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