Trad Music Session

27th April 2015

Following on from a magnificent performance in the National Concert Hall last month (here), a great evening of music and song was had in Connolly’s Pub, Ballagh last Tuesday night (April 28th) when the Clongowes Wood College Traditional Irish Music group played their last session of the year. The group, led by Catherine Heslin, delighted…read more

A CWC Day at the Races

20th April 2015

Some 200 boys, many joined by their parents, attended the Curragh last Sunday (19th April), when Ireland’s premier racecourse staged a race to celebrate the bicentenary of Ireland’s premier boarding school. The sun shone to make the occasion perfect and many Old Clongownians made their way to Kildare to enjoy the day. A complimentary coach…read more

Third Liners in Donnybrook

16th April 2015

‘It’s an amazing opportunity for these guys to play in Donnybrook,’ noted Rob Kearney as the Third Line League final drew to a conclusion on Wednesday. Beside him Fergus McFadden nodded agreement as he pored over the previous recipients of the historic trophy, one of them being this year’s Senior Cup captain, John Molony. Kearney…read more

A CWC Day at the Races

13th April 2015

Sunday 19th April 2015 Join us for the Clongowes Wood College SJ Bicentenary Race Day at The Curragh Racecourse. A great day is planned at the Co. Kildare venue with the first of 7 races scheduled for 2.15pm and the last race at 5.30pm. Among the races taking place will be the Clongowes Wood College…read more

Bicentenary Concert in NCH

25th March 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

Guinness Choir in CWC

23rd March 2015

My Goodness; it’s Guinness! As part of our Bicentenary celebrations, we were delighted that the renowned Guinness Choir agreed to perform at our Mass last Sunday, March 22nd. They were accompanied on the organ by David Leigh and the performance was be conducted by their regular conductor David Milne. The Choir, which was established in Dublin in 1951,…read more

Return of the Drama Fest

23rd March 2015

Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller was Tom Carroll’s excellent choice for this year’s revived Festival of Drama. With seventeen parts, most of them substantial, it offered the perfect vehicle for his committed and talented troupe of actors. It is also a profoundly disturbing play. Set in Vichy France in 1942 during the Nazi occupation,…read more

Tá sé ag teacht…

22nd March 2015

Seachtain na Gaeilge i gColáiste Choill Chluana Gabhann. Last Monday ( 24th March ) we commenced celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge in Coláiste Choill Chluana Gabhann (the college of the wood of the vale of the blacksmith for those who may have wondered what Clongowes actually meant). We would like to thank all teachersfor their co operation…read more

Agents of change in CWC

18th March 2015

European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni/ae The European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni/ae (ECJA) brings together the Committees of Past Pupils’ Unions from Jesuit schools throughout Europe. The Irish Federation (IFJA) is the umbrella group for the five Irish secondary schools with Fr Michael Sheil (Rector of Clongowes) as current President and Gerard Long (Old Belvedere) as…read more

Friends Across the Border

16th March 2015

Portora return to Clongowes Once again Clongowes hosted our friends and colleagues from the Royal School, Portora, Enniskillen for an overnight return visit to Kildare. It’s always like welcoming friends over to stay, and that’s been the nature of the relationship between both schools since 1979 who have stood side by side in good times…read more

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