Fighting For Jack

8th January 2014

With the New Year in full swing, White Collar Boxing provides its participants with the opportunity to shed some pounds and swap the safety and monotony of the office for the thrill of the boxing ring. On Monday next, thirty wannabe Tyson’s and Taylor’s will don boxing gloves for the first time as they begin…read more

The Secret Life of Bees and other stories

7th January 2014

The indefatigable Roisin O’Connell-Hussey (First Year Ladies Association rep) has been in touch to remind us about the next meeting of the Clongowes Book Club on next Sunday, 12th January, at 18.00 in the usual venue of the lounge beside the ref. This will be the third meeting of the group this year. Roisin has…read more

Fr. Jim Corkery S.J. to speak at Grammar Parent Day

6th January 2014

This year, the Grammar Parent Day will take place on Sunday 12th January 2014, as indicated on the school calendar. We are very pleased to announce that Fr. Jim Corkery S.J. will be our guest speaker. Fr. Corkery S.J. is associate Professor of Theology at the Milltown Institute, Dublin.  In 2009, he published Joseph Ratzinger’s…read more

President Michael Sheil SJ

4th January 2014

The Irish Federation of Jesuit Alumni (IFJA) is a representative body for the Past Pupil Unions of Jesuit schools in Ireland. It exists to facilitate communication between Jesuit alumni/ae, both at national and international level. Fr. Michael Sheil SJ, Rector of Clongowes, is the current President, while the Secretary/ Treasurer is Gerard Long (Belvedere). The…read more

Making a Mark in music

2nd January 2014

Mark Thomas, Poetry, was recently successful in his Violin audition for the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) of Ireland. He is currently attending a course in Kilkenny College, where he is rehearsing for 9 hours a day before taking part in a Gala Concert at the National Concert Hall on 4th January under the baton of…read more

Orchestral Manouevres in Cherryfield

18th December 2013

On Sunday last (15th December) a group of orchestral musicians from Poetry travelled to Cherryfield Nursing home for retired Jesuits in Milltown. Our aim was to entertain the residents and to get them into the Christmas spirit. Most of this group of musicians had been to Cherryfield last year and were familiar with the run…read more

Collinge an file

17th December 2013

‘Is mise Collinge an file’ is not how Mr Declan Collinge, introduced himself to the students of Irish language in Elements, Syntax and (appropriately) Poetry when he addressed them in the James Joyce Library on Monday 25th November – but he might well have. Is file dhá-theangach é Declan Collinge, as Baile Átha Cliath agus tá…read more

Going back to a land down under

16th December 2013

Last week the five Australian GAP students (or Gappies), who have graced the groves of Clongowes since January, began to make their way back home for a bit of sunshine before embarking on the next stage of their lives at Third Level. James Quinn, Lochlan Moody, Sam Hartwig, Daniel Sheehan and Josh Schwager (left to…read more

An Old Clongownian and a Knight of the Realm

14th December 2013

When William Sargent (on the right above) and a group of like-minded friends established Framestore in 1986, few could have predicted how successful the visual effects company would be. With clients ranging from big Hollywood studios to major brands such as Coca-Cola, Volkswagen and Nokia, Framestore continues to churn out high-end images for high-end clients…read more

Girl on Fire: Suzanne Collins and four talented men

12th December 2013

On Thursday 5th December the Headmaster, Fr Leonard Moloney announced the results of the Catching Fire Literacy and Art Competition, organised by the James Joyce Library in conjunction with the Art and English departments. Participants in the competition designed a new cover for the book Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, which has recently been adapted…read more

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