Syntax Parent Day with Fr Peter McVerry

14th October 2013

This year, the Syntax Parent Day will take place on Sunday October 20th as indicated on the school calendar. We are very pleased to announce that Fr. Peter McVerry S.J. will be speaking at the Syntax Parent Day.  Fr. McVerry is an Old Clongownian and an Irish Jesuit who needs little introduction to many of…read more

From a land down under…

11th October 2013

Meet Nick Duff, Jonah Johnson and Jonathon Condon from Australia who will be with us until Christmas. These young men from St. Ignatius College Riverview will be in Transition Year and have exchanged with Stuart Tyrrell, James Tyrrell and Patrick Nulty who are taking their places in Sydney. Jonah says, they are looking forward to…read more

Live the Fourth: Poetry Kairos Retreat

10th October 2013

The annual Kairos Retreat was opened by Fr. Moloney in the Boys’ Chapel on September 24th after which the retreatants continuined on their journey to St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth for its duration, before returning to where it all began for the final liturgy and ceremony directed by Fr. Sheil on September 27th. Our Rhetoric leaders…read more

Gold medal for Josh Pim

9th October 2013

Congratulations are due to Josh Pim (Rhetoric – second from right) who was part of the Irish team that won gold at the European Eventing Championships for Young Riders and Juniors last month. Here’s how he described his experience… ‘On Monday, September 9th My team mates and I flew into France to compete in the…read more

Drama classes at Clongowes

8th October 2013

  Drama classes in Clongowes will begin on Friday courtesy of Ms Rachel Field and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Classes this year are being extended to one hour taking place between 6:00-10:00 pm on Friday evenings until the end of May. While traditionally drama students who participate in these courses…read more

Poetry Parent Day

7th October 2013

  This year, the Poetry Parent Day will take place on Sunday October 13th 2013 as indicated on the school calendar. We are very pleased to announce that Dr. John Loonam from DCU will be our guest speaker.  Dr Loonam is a Lecturer in Management at Dublin City University Business School. He holds a Bachelor…read more

The Changing Family

5th October 2013

Yesterday (Friday, 4th October) Clongowes was delighted to welcome Mr David Quinn to give talks to Poetry and Rhetoric. Mr Quinn, Director of the Iona Institute, Irish Independent columnist and regular contributor to a variety of television and radio programmes, spoke on the topic of: The Changing Family: What Christians have to say. In his challenging and thought-provoking…read more

Scientific Olympians

4th October 2013

Three of our Junior Certificate students, Frank Keating, Sean McMahon and Donnchadh Walsh have been identified by the State Exams Commission as high achievers in Maths and Science. Frank, Sean and Donnchadh have been invited to compete in the Irish European Union Science Olympiad. The Irish European Union Science Olympiad is an individual, subject based …read more

Rhetoric Parent Day

2nd October 2013

The Rhetoric Parent Day will take place next Sunday (October 6th) as indicated on the school calendar. We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Gillian O’Brien, Director of Education and Training from Headstrong will be our guest speaker. Headstrong is The National Centre for Youth Mental Health – a non-profit organisation supporting young people’s…read more

Lourdes Pilgrimage

1st October 2013

On the 7th of September, six Rhetoric students – Milo Rooney, Tom Cantillon, Martin Sutton, Sam Messayeh, Dara Corbett and Jeff Gibbons (left to right above) travelled to Lourdes as part of the annual Dublin Diocesan pilgrimage. They were accompanied by Mr. Francis Marron (on the right) and GAP student, Daniel Sheehan (left). Here School Secretary, Tom Cantillon (School…read more

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