Mental Health Awareness

15th October 2014

This morning (Wednesday 15th October) Simon Tierney (OC ’02) spoke to a selection of Higher Line students on the topic of obsessive compulsive disorder and mental well-being as part of his tour of schools and other venues in the Leinster area. In the Library, where he once held an audience spellbound as Juror No. 8…read more

Bicentenary Rugby Festival

13th October 2014

At a reception in the college on Monday 6th October, details were announced of the forthcoming Rugby Festival which will take place on the grounds on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th October. Current, past and future rugby stars attended the event where representatives of the 20 participating schools (from Ireland north and south, Wales and…read more

Real World Problems

10th October 2014

Physics Department welcomes leading Applied Mathematician Professor James Gleeson to Clongowes. Clongowes physics students are once again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick. The department has linked up once again this year with the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry to develop mathematical models for three problems. Professor James Gleeson, a…read more

Welcome to the Holodeck

8th October 2014

From the Campfire to the Holodeck It is entirely appropriate that the new Cooperative Learning Centre is the result of a collaborative process. Last year, I began by bringing Elements students out of morning study to an under-utilised space with very little to recommend it other than its availability. They needed little encouragement to work…read more

Open Day

6th October 2014

With the new Elements class barely through the first pages of their copybooks, Clongowes is preparing to welcome potential members of the Rhetoric (6th Year) Class of 2021. It will be a memorable and exciting day for both parents and sons alike as they first lay eyes on the faces that will accompany them for…read more

Face Book

3rd October 2014

Not losing face: gaining Facebook As the Clongowes Facebook page went live last week, Mr. Colm Maloney could be forgiven for shedding a few despairing tears. A vociferous advocate of the telegraph, Maloney struggled to grasp the concept of surfing webs and home pages (surely even a cottage would do?). To save face, he chose…read more

Trad for Trócaire

30th September 2014

Last week, the Clongowes Traditional Irish Music Group was invited to launch ‘Trad for Trócaire’ at its head offices in Maynooth. ‘Trad for Trócaire’ is a national event promoting the use of Irish music sessions as a means of raising money for Trócaire, the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. Under…read more

Sports Day

23rd September 2014

Following the welcome arrival of an Indian summer last week, the athletics track was primed in preparation for Sports Day 2014. On Thursday the sun cast the playing fields and pavilions into the spotlight, whetting the physical appetites of 440 athletes. By Friday morning however, the clear skies had opted to take up residence farther…read more

18th September 2014

Last Sunday, 14th September, Mass was celebrated in the college to mark the bicentenary of the foundation of Clongowes in 1814. The Celebration of the Eucharist was led by Fr Dermot Preston SJ, Provincial of the British Province. The presence of Fr Preston commemorated the debt the Irish Province owes to its British neighbour, which…read more

A Debt of Honour

18th September 2014

Last Sunday, 14th September, Mass was celebrated in the college to mark the bicentenary of the foundation of Clongowes in 1814. The Celebration of the Eucharist was led by Fr Dermot Preston SJ, Provincial of the British Province. The presence of Fr Preston commemorated the debt the Irish Province owes to its British neighbour, which…read more

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