Elements go North

3rd December 2015

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 focus for the boys upon their return from the Christmas holidays. In the past we have taken groups to London and Cork but following consultation with the Headmaster,…read more

Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Music!

2nd December 2015

One of the highlights of the festive calendar in Clongowes is the Christmas Concert, which this year takes place on Sunday 13th December from 15.00 to 17.00 (both times sharp, unlike the music, which will also include flats…). This traditional event has been a feature of the Clongowes calendar for many years and is an opportunity to…read more

Third Years in Court

26th November 2015

On Thursday the 19th of November, my Civic Social and Political Education class and I travelled to Naas Courthouse for a criminal case in the Circuit Court accompanied by Mr Marron, Mr Bowen and Mr. O’Reilly. Upon arrival at the courthouse we were greeted by the court administrator who brought us into the Family Law…read more

Rhetoric Play

20th November 2015

On Friday and Saturday (20th and 21st November) the young thespians of Rhetoric brought ‘Translations’ by Brian Friel to the stage in Clongowes with resounding success. This devastatingly gorgeous play about the Ordnance Survey of Ireland in the early 19th century is one of the best, if not the best, of Brian Friel’s plays and…read more

Richard Thomas on Lyric FM

18th November 2015

The Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year Richard Thomas (OC’13) will be featured on RTE Lyric FM TONIGHT, Wednesday 18th November at 8.00p.m. sharp (he’s first on). His 20 minute repertoire will include Prokofiev: Sonata 1st movement Messiaen: Theme and Variations Saint-Saens: Havanaise Richard is pursuing a BA in Music Performance at the Royal…read more

Kieran’s Kildare Leg

17th November 2015

Sligo man Kieran Quinn (OC ’98) is a very able and talented musician who has a large following due to his versatile piano playing and his ability to connect to his audience during his much loved and usually sold-out energetic shows. He is now on a 32 county, 10-week tour in order to showcase his…read more

Senior Choir in Sligo

15th November 2015

The Senior Choir struck the right note at the International Choral Festival held in Sligo this weekend. Performing in front of an audience of some eight hundred people, the students scored an overall 82.5%, with renditions of Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’, and Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’. The choir is no stranger to this festival (now in its…read more


14th November 2015

A total of five teams and fourteen students from Grammar and Rhetoric represented Clongowes in Science and Business last week with varying degrees of success… The tradition of science and mathematics is alive and well in Clongowes Wood and last Thursday, 12th November, the college received another accolade by coming first in the Regional ISTA Senior Science…read more

Game of Thrones

9th November 2015

Chess Challenge While Woody Allen may have quipped that he failed to make the chess team because of his height, the same may not be said of the intellectual giants from Elements and Rudiments who took on the might of St. Kevin’s College, Crumlin last month and acquitted themselves with no little distinction… St. Kevin’s…read more

Hats on to Hugo!

6th November 2015

We have to take our hats off (or should that be on?!) to the staff and student body who carried out a simple act of solidarity with one of our students who is battling cancer. Since returning to school after the summer recess, Clongowes has been supporting Hugo Dwyer (Poetry) in his recovery. So a…read more

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