New Foundations

16th September 2014

At the Parents’ Gathering, which followed the Bicentenary Mass in Clongowes last Sunday (September 14th) the Headmaster, Fr Moloney sj spoke about the tangible excitement resulting from his announcement after Mass the previous week that a couple of important decisions would be announced at the meeting. He wished to clarify that – contrary to the…read more

Lourdes Pilgrimage

11th September 2014

Last Sunday, 7th September, six Rhetoric students travelled to Lourdes as part of the annual Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage. Spencer Adamson, James Caffrey, Darragh Counihan, Richard Flood, Rowan Osborne and Alex O’Sullivan are working each day with sick or elderly pilgrims in order to try and make it a more enjoyable experience for them. Three of the boys…read more

Bicentenary Mass

9th September 2014

Bicentenary Mass on Sunday, 14th Next Sunday, 14th September, there will be a Mass in the Sports Hall at 11.15 to mark the bicentenary of the foundation of Clongowes in 1814. The Celebration of the Eucharist will be led by Fr Dermot Preston SJ, Provincial of the British Province. The presence of Fr Preston commemorates…read more

Rhythm and News

5th September 2014

Elements of Rhythm As if they hadn’t already announced themselves to the school community, Elements certainly made themselves known with a bang last weekend. Saturday saw the arrival of the Ma Samba drumming group who instructed the boys on one of the foundation stone of Brazilian culture. Armed with agogô bells, snares, shakers and tambourines…read more

Tennis Success

3rd September 2014

Congratulations to  Michael Silvester (Poetry) and Conor McCabe (Rudiments) who did themselves and the school proud during the summer. Both boys took part in the Donnybrook Junior Open Tennis Tournament, a week long Class 1 competition, where, on Saturday 16th August, Michael won the Under 16’s section while young Conor made off with the Under 14 trophy….read more

Breaking the ice…

2nd September 2014

On the glorious last day of summer the parents of Elements 2014/15 gathered in the salubrious surroundings of The Lyons Estate at the invitation of the Parents’ Association Committee. The lunch intended to be an icebreaker for the new parents proved to be that and more. Tom Lane (OC’81) father of Peter (Elements) and Daniel…read more

Key Elements in Clongowes

29th August 2014

At lunchtime on Tuesday 26th August the corridors of Clongowes Wood College became home to the 201st class in the school’s history. While many of Rhetoric 2020 will have been daunted by their new surroundings, the presence of 18 welcoming house-leaders undoubtedly eased some of those anxieties – or at least the burdened climb up…read more

Father Kenney Day

28th August 2014

The spirit of Fr Peter Kenney SJ, founder of Clongowes Wood College (1814), beamed down on the 650+ guests who attended the old school on Saturday, 21st June to mark the outstanding achievement of the college being at the forefront of education in Ireland for 200 years. They came in their droves from home and…read more

Leaving Cert Results

14th August 2014

Last Wednesday, 13th August, the students from Rhetoric 2014 returned to the school to collect their Leaving Certificate results. We had high expectations of the boys, which they surpassed by some distance. In a letter to the parents the Headmaster Fr Moloney congratulated them on an outstanding performance: “The Leaving Certificate results, which have just come…read more

Bicentenary Event

11th June 2014

Union Bicentenary Event (Incorporating Fr. Kenney Day) Saturday 21st June 2014 – Clongowes Wood College As you will now be aware, this year marks the 200th anniversary of your alma mater – Clongowes Wood College.  The Rector and Headmaster have kindly offered Clongowes Union use of the school facilities on Saturday 21st June for past pupils…read more

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