New GAP Students

13th March 2015

New GAP Students in Clongowes Patrick Sunderland, Tim McGrath, Edward Jude, Ben Quinn and Hamish Fuller (left to right above) arrived from the Australian heat to the inviting wind and rain of Ireland just after Christmas and have been quietly making their presence felt ever since. Mr Steven Gray (who has taken over the role…read more

Field of Dreams

11th March 2015

All Ireland Schools’ and Universities’ Cross Country Championships If you build it, they will come! As the course for the All Ireland Schools’ and Universities’ Cross Country Championships started to take shape (under the watchful eye of Mr Heslin – Ed), the excitement around Clongowes began to build. The course designed to test the finest…read more

Visit of President Higgins

9th March 2015

On March 4th 2015, 201 years to the day after Fr Peter Kenny sj signed the Deed of Purchase for Clongowes Wood, Ireland’s First Citizen, Uachtarán na hÉireann, President Michael D Higgins visited the school. In a visit that pointed up how far both the country and the school have travelled in two hundred years he…read more

What might have been

4th March 2015

In a match that bore eerie resemblances to last year’s final against Blackrock, the Clongowes SCT almost pulled off one of the great escapes of this (or any other sporting) competition. Trailing by 22 points with a mere 12 minutes remaining on the clock the players contrived to score three tries in nine minutes to…read more

Clongowes v Belvedere

2nd March 2015

At 4 pm tomorrow (or today if you’re reading this tomorrow…), in Donnybrook, the purple and white will line out against the black and white, in the semi-final of the Leinster Schools’ Senior Rugby Cup. It is not the first cup encounter of the sister colleges, and is unlikely to match the drama of the…read more

All Ireland Athletics at CWC

27th February 2015

All Ireland Schools and Universities Cross Country Championships While cross country running in Clongowes may have its origins in the arcane ‘Paper Chases’ of the Victorian school two centuries ago, in which ‘the most athletic boys’ as Hares led the Hounds a merry dance across the plains of Kildare, athletics as we know it was…read more

Lenten Reflection

26th February 2015

Have you ever thought of Lent as a yearly second chance? Each year the Church gives us six weeks to take a long, loving look at our lives to see if our values and priorities are in line with God’s desires for us. Since most of us find that we’ve wandered from God’s path, Lent…read more

How Many Miles to CWC?

23rd February 2015

Not many students get to meet the author of their Leaving Certificate text but just before the Mid-Term Break (Tuesday 10th, February) 31 members of Rhetoric were present to hear Jennifer Johnston, author of How Many Miles to Babylon? in the James Joyce Library. School Librarian Ms Jane O’Loughlin takes up the tale… An opportunity to…read more

Head Master/Mistress Appointment Brochure

17th February 2015

Headmaster/ Headmistress Appointment Brochure

Fr Moloney leaving CWC

15th February 2015

Last Tuesday (10th February), Fr Leonard Moloney SJ announced that he would be stepping down as Headmaster of Clongowes Wood College in August, after eleven years in the position. In a letter to parents Fr Moloney said: ‘Having served for almost eleven years, I will be leaving with not a little sadness and with great…read more

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