Youth Club to Youth Café

12th September 2015

Conor Daly (OC’85) writes to tell us that the Clongowes Youth Café – an initiative of the Clongowes Union and the Peter McVerry Trust (PMVT) – is now complete and set to open its’ doors on October 7th. The Café close to the Mater Hospital and within 5 minutes walk of O’Connell St, is a…read more

Web Award Nomination

8th September 2015

Clongowes Wood College SJ is delighted to have been nominated in the Best Education/Third Level category for this year’s 2015 Web Awards to be held in the RDS on Thursday, 15th October. With over 30 different categories and some serious competition we are delighted to be in such good company in this years finals, where…read more

Savage Success

4th September 2015

Last May Robbie Savage (then in Rudiments) and James Coonan (in Elements) rode to success on the Irish Tetrathlon Squad at the UK British Regional Competition in Moreton Morrell. Last month Robbie (pictured above) went back to the UK to compete in the Tetrathlon National and Five Nations’ Competition, where he won the junior competition outright…read more

Key Elements in Clongowes

2nd September 2015

Last Tuesday heralded the start of a new journey for our incoming first years. While the rain may have helped mothers (and fathers) disguise the tears it certainly didn’t dampen the wonderful atmosphere in the dorms and throughout the school. Dropping off their sons for the first time was an eclectic mix of parents, some…read more

Dancing in the Concourse

31st August 2015

Following the summer break, local residents of Clane and Prosperous will once again return to Clongowes to take part in the Age Action Programme which will re-start on Tuesday September 8th in the James Joyce library with the Transition year students… In September 2014, a group of 18 Transition year boys began preparations for the…read more

Headmaster’s Address

28th August 2015

A very good morning to everyone and welcome back to the College after the long summer break.  It is great to be here at last and speaking to you all in this wonderful setting of the Boys’ Chapel as we start this new academic year together.  A particularly warm welcome to the 88 boys who…read more

A New Hand On The Tiller

26th August 2015

Following the departure of Fr Leonard Moloney last week, Mr Chris Lumb, has become the first lay headmaster of Clongowes Wood College…  Chris (pictured above with the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil) was selected as headmaster following a rigourous selection process lasting several months, and has much experience in that role in boarding schools and in…read more

Fr Moloney Departs

21st August 2015

Last February, after eleven years in the position, Fr Leonard Moloney SJ announced that he would be stepping down as Headmaster of Clongowes Wood College in August and last Wednesday it came to pass… In a letter to parents Fr Moloney said: ‘Having served for almost eleven years, I will be leaving with not a…read more

Leaving Cert Results 2015

12th August 2015

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 and their mentors on achieving an excellent points-average of just over 432 points in the results issued by the Department of Education earlier this morning. For the record, one third of the class achieved 500 points or more, and half of these achieved 550 or more, including seven students…read more

Bicentenary Concert in NCH

17th June 2015

From the first tentative arrival of the shades of Fr Peter Kenney and James McLorinan to the last exultant beat of the impish David Dudeney’s drum the National Concert Hall resounded to the music, song and words that helped give a flavour of the cultural legacy bequeathed by the pupils, alumni and staff of Ireland’s…read more

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