Elements go North

18th January 2016

From the moment they awoke on the morning of January 18th the first years were all but uncontainable with excitement at the prospect of the annual trip to Belfast… For many years now the Elements Tour has been a highlight of the boys first year in the school. Consisting of a wide range of activities, the tour provides a positive…read more

Christian Unity Week in CWC

15th January 2016

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to 25th January – the octave of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The theme chosen for 2016 is ‘Salt of the Earth’, which is inspired by the verses from Peter’s first letter (1 Peter 2:9-10) and Jesus’ metaphors of salt and light. Peter’s…read more

Christmas Greetings

23rd December 2015

As I write, the long autumn term is about to come to a close and the Christmas holidays are upon us. My early months in Clongowes have been immensely enjoyable, gaining a sense of what makes the College such a special place. The strength of welcome my wife, Eileen, and I have received from all…read more

Clongowes Calendar

18th December 2015

The Clongowes Wood College Calendar 2016 produced by Transition Year in support of the Clongowes’ Duck Push is now available at Reception for only €10.00.

Supersub Mullan bags three

17th December 2015

If the man who coaches at the National Aquatic Centre had seen his subjects dive as Adam Mullan did in the dying seconds of Wednesday’s Leinster TY Division II Final, he would have been very happy with his day’s work.  He also would have had ample opportunity to critique it. When Mullan crossed the whitewash…read more

All changed, changed utterly

16th December 2015

In 1914 many Old Clongownians responded to the urging of John Redmond and played a prominent role in the Irish contribution to the Allied effort in World War I. These men and their peers saw themselves fighting for Ireland as did the Clongownians who took part in the Irish Revolution and the ensuing tragic Civil…read more

Careers Morning

14th December 2015

The parents association is pleased to announce that a CAREERS MORNING for Rhetoric and Poetry students has been organised for Saturday, 19th December, 9:30 am – 12:30pm. A variety of alumni and current parents have volunteered to be speakers and will give a talk on their area of expertise, followed by a question and answer session. In total, the sessions…read more

Congratulations to Jack!

11th December 2015

Following an excellent third place finish at the National Junior (Under 20) Cross Country Championship in November, Jack O’Leary (Rhetoric) was selected on the Irish national team for the European Cross Country Championships to be held in Hyeres, France last Sunday, December 13th. Jack did very well in a very competitive field (and a very…read more

When in Rome

7th December 2015

At 5.00 a.m. on Friday 27th, November Mr. Conry’s Rhetoric Latin class, along with Mr. O’Hara and Mr. Leahy S.J., assembled in terminal of two of Dublin airport to set off for Rome. The early start was worth it as we were in our hotel, located a mere 300 yards from Marcus Agrippa’s Pantheon, before…read more

International Honours

4th December 2015

Congratulations to Oliver Mackle (OC’11), who was recently selected to play rugby for Hungary. Oliver is currently studying in Budapest at Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Science, where he is in his fourth year. Oliver (pictured above, right, with his brother Luke, Rhetoric) has been playing with the Budapest Exiles for the last two years and…read more

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