UCD Scholarships

7th February 2016

We are delighted to announce that two of our outstanding students from the Rhetoric Graduating class of 2015 have been awarded the prestigious Ad Astra Scholarships at UCD… Matthew Gibbons (top left) is currently reading Medicine and was awarded the Ad Astra Academic Scholarship which rewards highly motivated students who wish to be encouraged to maximise their…read more

Cup Teams Progress

6th February 2016

What a finish! Goodness what a finish! A game that had ebbed and flowed for 59 action-packed minutes was tied at 26 points apiece at the death and flowing in favour of Monkstown as they neared the Clongowes line with intent. We would be fibbing to say that we wouldn’t have settled for a replay…read more

Fergus O’Farrell RIP

3rd February 2016

In 1981 we arrived in Clongowes straight out of college with wonder in our eyes. We came in from the east and settled and remained there for five wonderful years in wonderful company. One of the second year pupils was an ascetic looking kid named Fergus O’Farrell. Although tiny in stature he was a giant…read more

SCT Clear First Hurdle

30th January 2016

Although 30 minutes of the first-half gave Clongowes a taste of ‘ad infinitum’ –they ultimately prevailed in Donnybrook last Thursday (28th January) with a definition of intelligence honed beyond the schoolbooks – common sense – in action. Clongowes was fortunate to have erstwhile prefect and Old Clongownian turned barrister (and Leinster Schools’ Rugby PRO), Richard…read more

1916 Remembrance

30th January 2016

Pathetic fallacy abounded as we commenced our 1916 Remembrance last week (31st January) in a blustery Glasnevin Cemetery with an inclusive ceremony that commemorated the lives and deaths of three Old Clongownians, who were involved in the insurrection that year. A large crowd comprising members of staff (past and present), alumni and parents joined the Rector,…read more

Real World Problems Project – 2016

26th January 2016

Clongowes physics and applied maths students are again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick and will be raising the bar next Tuesday, February 2nd, when Professor James Gleeson returns to the college to work with fifth year pupils. Professor Gleeson, a world leader in his field, last visited Clongowes on Tuesday, 6th October to…read more

A Doctor’s Sword

22nd January 2016

On Thursday 14th January, Clongowes celebrated one of its most famous past pupils, Dr Aidan McCarthy (OC 1930), by screening the film of his remarkable life. The Clongowes website was lucky enough to have the services of one of its most famous past teachers, the redoubtable Mr Tony Pierce, a historian in his own right,…read more

Marketing Manager

22nd January 2016

Clongowes Wood College is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Áine Corcoran to the post of Marketing and Admissions Manager. The Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb (above with Áine), comments: “Áine has significant and highly successful experience in a variety of roles in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors with a broad skill-base ranging from marketing planning,…read more

Sean the Cantabrigian

20th January 2016

Warmest congratulations to Sean McMahon, who has been provisionally accepted to attend Gonville and Caius, the fourth oldest surviving College in the University of Cambridge. Sean, who was awarded one of ten places on offer from a group of three hundred original applications, hopes to study Natural Sciences there. He travelled to Cambridge for interview…read more

Young Tigers

18th January 2016

On Monday the 11th of January, Mr. Marron, his CSPE class and Mr. Corcoran set off for Dublin Zoo. We went there to learn more about the white rhino, which is an example of an endangered animal. We chose this topic as our ‘Action Project’ because it relates to the ‘stewardship’ section of the CSPE…read more

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