Senior Choir at Sligo Choral Festival

14th November 2013

Last Friday morning (8th, November) at 7 am, the senior choir accompanied by Ms Keighary and Ms Heslin tip-toed out of the building on their way the 25th annual Sligo Choral Festival. Upon arrival in Sligo, the day began in Summerhill College, with a magnificent choral workshop with 400 students from schools all over the…read more

For Clongowes, for Leinster, for Ireland…

13th November 2013

It was as though Joe Schmidt had actually read the script. It was his day but it was also to be Clongowes’ day. When Dave Kearney (OC’07) entered the fray in the 55th minute to make his international bow against Samoa last Saturday, he joined his brother Rob (OC’04), Fergus McFadden (OC’05) and the evergreen…read more

For Clongowes, for Leinster, for Ireland…

13th November 2013

It was as though Joe Schmidt had actually read the script. It was his day but it was also to be Clongowes’ day. When Dave Kearney (OC’07) entered the fray in the 55th minute to make his international bow against Samoa last Saturday, he joined his brother Rob (OC’04), Fergus McFadden (OC’05) and the evergreen…read more

Gary Skinner skis for Ireland

12th November 2013

My name is Gary Skinner and I ski in The Ski Club of Ireland in Kilternan in Co. Dublin. During the weekend of the 5th and 6th of October I took part in the International Dry Slope Irish Open Ski Championships in the Ski Club of Ireland. Some teams from Britain came to Ireland for…read more

Remembrance in Enniskillen

11th November 2013

Since 1979 Clongowes has had a proud association with Portora school, Enniskillen.  The twinning of both schools represented a very concrete step in promoting understanding and acceptance of both traditions on the island.  Every remembrance weekend, Clongowes travels to Portora to attend their annual commemoration service and lay a joint wreath in honour of the…read more

Ms Ann Cooke: Business Manager of the Year

9th November 2013

Ms Ann Cooke, the very popular Catering Manager in Clongowes was recently awarded Business Manager of the Year Ireland 2013 by her employers, Sodexo at their Star Awards ceremony… ‘This award recognises a truly outstanding manager who fully demonstrates the best of Sodexo. Ann has demonstrated the highest standard of satisfaction for Clongowes Wood College…read more

Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

8th November 2013

Mr. Noel Mason is leading this year’s Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal here at C.W.C. Take a few minutes out to put together a Christmas Box and give a needy child the Christmas they deserve. Follow the instructions below and when you’re ready just drop off your Wrapped Shoebox to Mr. Mason or to his…read more

Macbeth Scene Studies

7th November 2013

If there is one thing to be said about Shakespeare, it’s that at times his language can seem a tad… Dated. This can lead many students struggling to understand and connect with his works, and so impair their exam preparation. In order to rectify this, Boil in the Bag Productions visited the school on Tuesday,…read more

Entrepreneurs of the Year

5th November 2013

The recent EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards night saw not one, but two winners from among our alumni in the persons of Patrick Joy (OC 1969 – centre) and Brian Hogan (OC 1970 – fourth from right). They received their awards from another successful past pupil, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton…read more

Alone and on Foot: Rudiments Parent Day

4th November 2013

This year, the Rudiments Parent Day will take place on Sunday 10th November 2013 as indicated on the school calendar. The focus of the day will be a 2008 publication by Fr. Brian Grogan S.J. Alone and On Foot, a biography on the life of St. Ignatius. The book ‘allows Ignatius to tell his own…read more

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