Peter McVerry – A Free Man at last

27th March 2014

Last Saturday in Dublin’s Mansion House, when Peter McVerry SJ (OC’62) was given the freedom of the city, he saved the ceremony from becoming too solemn for himself and fellow-freeman Brian O’Driscoll. As The Irish Times reported: “Accepting the award to a standing ovation, he reassured the audience that he would be ‘available at any…read more

More Gaps in the schedule at Clongowes.

27th March 2014

The start of January saw the arrival of the latest batch of GAP students from a land down under. Mr Tony Egan was swift to ensure that they were warmly welcomed by the college community and they have settled in quickly. We asked the college photographer, Mr David Nelson to provide a snapshot to accompany…read more

Ruck on up to Donnybrook

26th March 2014

Leinster schools rugby players tog out for Jack Kavanagh Trust. Yesterday’s Leinster School’s Senior Cup Final was an extraordinary match and a roller-coaster ride for Clongowes supporters. The day will live long in our collective memory and a fuller account will appear on this website shortly, but in the meantime we have another very important…read more

Fight for Jack, Cheer for Jack

26th March 2014

Friday 21st February saw a whole generation of Old Clongownians come together to do their part for the Jack Kavanagh Trust Fund. With ‘Fight For Jack’ having sold out a week previously following a relentless campaign through social media, it lived up to its billing as one of the most hyped charity occasions of the year…read more

SCT Final: Clongowes v Blackrock

26th March 2014

Sunday 16th March, RDS – Kick off 2pm The History: Clongowes Wood College has met Blackrock College in the Leinster Schools’ Senior Cup Final nine times since 1887 (1927, 1928, 1936, 1949, 1953, 1981, 1990, 1995 + 2004) but has always been second best. This year’s team has the potential to make history and become the first ever CWC team to beat Blackrock in…read more

Seachtain na Gaeilge

24th March 2014

Beginning on Monday the 24th March we will celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge in Coláiste Choill Chluana Gabhann (the college of the wood of the meadow of the blacksmith) for those who may have wondered what Clongowes actually meant. I would like to thank all teachers in advance of this for their cooperation and whatever cúpla focal…read more

A performance that had everything

20th March 2014

Surprisingly, before last Sunday’s final it had been 10 years since the fiercest of Senior Cup rivals last met at this stage of the competition. That day a monstrous forward unit and a Luke Fitzgerald inspired backline eventually wore down a feisty Clongowes challenge fronted by Irish internationals Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden. Many people…read more

Ruck on up to Donnybrook

17th March 2014

Leinster schools rugby players tog out for Jack Kavanagh Trust. Yesterday’s Leinster School’s Senior Cup Final was an extraordinary match and a roller-coaster ride for Clongowes supporters. The day will live long in our collective memory and a fuller account will appear on this website shortly, but in the meantime we have another very important…read more

SCT Final: Clongowes v Blackrock

13th March 2014

Sunday 16th March, RDS – Kick off 2pm The History: Clongowes Wood College has met Blackrock College in the Leinster Schools’ Senior Cup Final nine times since 1887 (1927, 1928, 1936, 1949, 1953, 1981, 1990, 1995 + 2004) but has always been second best. This year’s team has the potential to make history and become the first ever CWC team to beat Blackrock in…read more

A performance that had everything

11th March 2014

Surprisingly, before last Sunday’s final it had been 10 years since the fiercest of Senior Cup rivals last met at this stage of the competition. That day a monstrous forward unit and a Luke Fitzgerald inspired backline eventually wore down a feisty Clongowes challenge fronted by Irish internationals Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden. Many people…read more

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