Past v Present: Round 2

3rd November 2015

On a lovely sunny October day (Wednesday 7th) Portmarnock Golf Club had put on its best bib-‘n-tucker to welcome OC Members and their Guests for the return-leg of the annual golfing joust between Experience and Youth. The Past Team consisted of OC Members of Portmarnock and the whole event was superbly organized by Ambrose O’Sullivan…read more

County Champions

23rd October 2015

The Cross Country teams have been training hard since September in order to regain any speed and stamina lost over a decadent summer and – if recent results are anything to go by – it would seem like they have. At the recent Kildare Country Championships, Clongowes boys won two out of the four races….read more

China In Their Hands

22nd October 2015

Here in Clongowes a small group of us study Chinese as an extra subject in the evening time with Mr. Lichao Li of the Confucius Institute. It is very enjoyable because as well as learning the language we study the culture and traditions of China and last summer, a group of us got the opportunity…read more

Sound of Music in CWC

19th October 2015

The walls of our appropriately named Green Room were alive with the sound of music last week (Thursday 15th), as it played host to our recent celebration of that very fine instrument common to all humans globally, namely, the human voice! The boys of Clongowes were highly honoured and privileged to welcome Mr Mark Hindley,…read more

Clongowes vs Argentina

17th October 2015

As Ireland’s odyssey in the Rugby World Cup continues and the team attempts to go where no other Ireland team has done, both Rob Kearney (OC’04) and his brother and Dave (OC’07) continue to be fixtures in the starting XV. Tomorrow (Sunday 16th, 13.00) they will turn out as the team faces their sometime bogey team, Argentina,…read more

Peter Gray

15th October 2015

Peter Gray was appointed to the role of chairman of the board in March 2015. Peter is a former pupil and school captain (OC’73), and was President of the Clongowes Union in 2013/14. His son David (OC’11) also attended Clongowes. Having studied Law in TCD, Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant and then pursued a career in industry,…read more

Reading Path to Empathy

14th October 2015

 A small selection of our collection that will help to develop empathy. ‘The Guardian’  recently published Lost for words? How reading can teach children empathy an article by Miranda McKearney and Sarah Mears. It highlights the importance of reading for children in relation to developing empathy.  Reading stories allow young people to explore the feelings and…read more

Real World Problems

7th October 2015

Clongowes physics and applied maths students are again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick. The science department has linked up once again this year with the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry to develop mathematical models for real world problems. Professor James Gleeson, a world leader in his field, visited Clongowes…read more

Clean Break from Clongowes

5th October 2015

Clean Break from Clongowes Last Sunday (September 27th) saw the launch of a new crime drama series, Clean Break on RTEI, featuring not one, but two of our past pupils in starring roles: Adam Fergus (OC’98) in the main role of a beleaguered businessman / kidnapper and Damien Molony (OC’02) as the failed boxer turned…read more

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