Another Year

17th June 2015

Clongowes Bicentenary year wound to a close on Union Day after twelve action-packed months of celebration and commemoration as well as much pause for thought. The Bicentenary was celebrated out of a spirit of gratitude to Fr. Peter Kenney and his companions for their vision back in 1814 when they purchased Castle Browne and the…read more

Savage Discipline

12th June 2015

Last month Robbie Savage (Rudiments – centre above) and James Coonan (Elements) rode to success on the Irish Tetrathlon Squad at the UK British Regional Competition in Moreton Morrell. Here his brother Jack (Poetry), no mean tetrathlete himself, takes up the tale… Tetrathlon is a team competition organised by Pony Clubs for its members and…read more

O’Meara Generations

10th June 2015

Peter O’Meara (OC’88) and his wife Hilary were very proud parents on Union Day when their son Rory (Elements) collected the Clongowes Union medal for Third Line Debating along with an Academic medal. When Rory returned to Mallow he brought the medals to his grandfather Patrick O’Meara who left Clongowes in 1938, the last of…read more

Paddle Your Own

8th June 2015

The ancient and noble sport of canoeing has recently been rekindled in Clongowes Wood College. Previously Clongowes was a Schools’ Canoeing powerhouse especially in 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. Clongowes had many years of friendly rivalry with The King’s Hospital, another stronghold of paddling. Both Schools completed for the Prestigious Peter Storm team trophy and Patrick…read more

Senior Cup Success

5th June 2015

The Clongowes Senior team enjoyed their most successful season to date winning four of the five competitions they entered. They suffered just one defeat in twenty-two games, winning nineteen and drawing two. They scored a remarkable eighty-one goals, twenty-eight from the boot of top goalscorer John Garty. Manager, coach and master tactician, NOEL MASON takes…read more

Father John Sullivan SJ

2nd June 2015

THE MOST REV’D DR MICHAEL JACKSON ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN AND BISHOP OF GLENDALOUGH AND THE VERY REV’D DERMOT DUNNE DEAN OF CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO A SERVICE OF CELEBRATION TO HONOUR THE LIFE OF FATHER JOHN SULLIVAN SJ 1861-1933 IN CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL ON 14 JUNE 2015 at 3.30p.m. Followed…read more

Another Year

2nd June 2015

Message from the Headmaster Clongowes Bicentenary year wound to a close last week on Union Day after twelve action-packed months of celebration and commemoration as well as much pause for thought. The Bicentenary was celebrated out of a spirit of gratitude to Fr. Peter Kenney and his companions for their vision back in 1814 when…read more

All Ireland Success

31st May 2015

Major congratulations are due to Jack O’Leary (Poetry), who won Gold at yesterday’s (30th May) All Ireland Schools’ Athletics in the Senior 2000m steeplechase. In a pacy and tactical race, he showed great maturity and tenacity to beat a high-class field. News of Jack’s success will come as no surprise to those of us who…read more

You SHALL go to the Ball!

22nd May 2015

In recent years the Sports Hall has come to embody the growth of Clongowes as it enters it’s 200th year. Doubling as the school chapel to facilitate growing numbers, the building has also shown itself to be a versatile amenity on campus. Yet on Saturday night, its utility beggared belief. May 16th will go down…read more

Union Day

21st May 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians, I would like to invite you to join us for the celebration of Union Day in Clongowes on Sunday 24th May. Rhetoric and all parents are invited to Prize Giving, which will take place at 4:15 in the Sports Hall.  This will include speeches by the Headmaster and outgoing School Captain….read more

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