Morning Glory

24th November 2014

Autumn Photography Competition The winners of our Clongowes – Autumn Glory 2014 photography competition were announced after Morning Prayer on Thursday November 20th: St. John Dundon (Syntax)                  ‘Rainbow of Autumn’ (Lower Line Category) Michael Moloney (Rhetoric)              ‘The Arc of Success’ (Higher Line Category) Mr Steven Gray                                  ‘Midnight Feast’ (Staff Category) We did not forget Third…read more

Rhetoric Play

21st November 2014

Bad Moon  Rising There was a bad moon rising over Clongowes last week. It penetrated the fog that (appropriately) shrouded the Sports Hall and cast its baleful, brooding light on the stage within, where the drama in the Rhetoric Play, ‘Drum Belly’ was acted out on an appositely minimalist stage. From the opening soliloquy to…read more

Manresa comes to Clongowes

19th November 2014

Last Tuesday Fr Thomas Layden (OC ’75), the Irish Jesuit Provincial, while on his annual visitation to the school, formally opened and blessed our new Prayer Room. This beautiful, tranquil space is located just above the main school concourse in a space that certain generations of Old Clongownians knew as the Lower Line TV Room…read more

Rhetoric Play

17th November 2014

DON’T GET GREEDY… IT’S A DEADLY SIN It’s 1969. Man has just set foot on the moon. The streets of Brooklyn are tense. A shaky truce between an Irish gang and the Italian mafia must be upheld. Now $100,000 has gone missing and someone will have to pay. The Clongowes premiere of Drum Belly brings…read more

The 11th Hour

14th November 2014

Remembrance Day Trip to Portora Royal School, Enniskellen At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, Steele Hall in the Royal school Portora Enniskillen stood in silence as three wreaths were laid at the historic school’s war memorial. Continuing a tradition that dates back many years a Clongowes wreath was among…read more

Mass for Deceased Old Clongownians

14th November 2014

Mass for the Deceased Members of the Clongowes Union The autumn season is always rich in colour – but as November moves towards its end – the very richness of those colours is the sign that nature must face up to the fact that – to regenerate next spring – all growth must fade and…read more

Venerable John Sullivan

12th November 2014

Venerable John Sullivan, S.J. On Friday November 7th Pope Francis approved the recommendation of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints that the Servant of God, Father John Sullivan, S.J., be declared Venerable. This is a cause for much rejoicing here at Clongowes among his fellow-Jesuits, the teaching Staff and students of the College, where…read more

The Leadership Series Patrick Joy OC’69

10th November 2014

Clongowes Foundation is delighted to host The Leadership Series with Guest Speaker Patrick Joy OC’69 ‘How leading with customer focus and product innovation fuels global market penetration and business success’ On: Wednesday 5th Nov at 6.00 pm In: The Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin 4 All Welcome RSVP: Aine Burns Tel.  045 902334 Email: Previous…read more

Fictional Clongowes

7th November 2014

Book Character Dress-up Day A joint literacy and ‘Men for Others’ initiative saw the staff and students of Clongowes raise in excess of €650 for the Irish Red Cross Ebola Appeal on Book Character Dress-up Day last Wednesday (5th, November). The day was the brain child of College Librarian, Ms Jane O’Loughlin (a.k.a. The Snow…read more

Outstanding Students

5th November 2014

Outstanding Musicians Congratulations to orchestral musicians Jack Savage (viola) in Poetry and Colin Bourke (trumpet) in Syntax. Both received High Achiever Awards from the Royal Irish Academy of Music because of their outstanding results in their grade exams last May. Congratulations also to David Dudeney (percussion) in Rhetoric, who successfully auditioned for the Dublin Symphony…read more

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