Joyce Transition

3rd November 2014

Transitioning through James Joyce’s Dublin As part of Mr Tom Carroll’s English class, Transition Year students are studying James Joyce’s Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, so where better to start than with a day out in Joyce’s Dublin? ‘City of paralysis’ it is not as the budding Joyceans discovered…read more

Christmas Concert

28th October 2014

Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Music! One of the highlights of the festive calendar in Clongowes is the Christmas Concert, which this year takes place on  Sunday 7th December from 15.00 to 17.00 (both times sharp, unlike the music, which will also include flats…). This traditional event has been a feature of the Clongowes calendar for many…read more

Daniel O’Connell Debate

27th October 2014

Clongowes Wood College Bicentenary Committee cordially invites Staff, Parents and Past Pupils to the: Daniel O’Connell Memorial Debate  A Special Bicentenary Celebration of Debating in Clongowes Past and Present  On Friday 7th November 2014. At 6.30 p.m. Chair:  Mr John Bruton (Taoiseach, 1994-1997)  Motion:  “ This House believes that a Jesuit Education is more relevant today…read more

Bicentenary Rugby Festival

26th October 2014

As the trophy sat proudly beside the new Oval Pitch, it seemed destined to find its long-term residency in the castle behind it. Alas, it was not to be.  The spectacular piece will instead make its way to Ailesbury Road, having been clinched by St. Michael’s with a narrow 3-0 victory over close rivals Blackrock…read more

Rugby Festival Programme

24th October 2014

To find the times and locations of all the matches in  the Bicentenary Rugby Festival as well as profiles of all the teams involved, information about the history of rugby in Clongowes and much, much more check out the complete programme here

Live Rugby Feed CWC200

23rd October 2014

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First Year Rugby

22nd October 2014

As the leaves gather by the roadside, ghastly masks appear at the shop fronts and European Rugby returns to the fixture list, there isn’t a schoolchild in the country that hasn’t cast an eye on the midterm break that is creeping up. Having been eager to make a good impression on their new mentors both…read more

Rugby Festival: Day 1

22nd October 2014

  3…2…1… and with the sounding of the hooter, two action-packed days of rugby kicked off with gusto. Who would emerge as early frontrunners for the Senior Cup? How would the English and Welsh sides fare? Would the heavily fancied sides from the north perform a smash and grab of sorts, hoping to take the…read more

Bicentenary Rugby Festival

20th October 2014

It’s that time of year again, when the young men of Clongowes don the purple and white to represent the school on the rugby field. While this has been happening since the boys returned to school last August there is nothing to quicken the pulse quite so much as the sight of 15 young men…read more

WWI Battlefields Trip

17th October 2014

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old… At the end of September, a group from the Clongowes Wood College community with some alumni and friends visited Flanders and the Somme to commemorate the contribution of Old Clongownians and Irish Jesuits to World War One. We flew to Brussels before cockcrow…read more

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