A Portrait in words…

28th September 2013

Two lucky students from Rudiments, Jack Dowling and Tadhg Maloney (pictured), will feature in a unique theatrical production of James Joyce’s ‘A Portrait of the Artist’, which will be premiered in Brussels.  Both Tadhg and Jack recorded the famous ‘hell sermon’ from Joyce’s work, which was partially set in Clongowes. The production is under the guidance…read more

Trad for Trocaire

26th September 2013

On Tuesday October 1st the Clongowes Traditional Irish Music Group took part in the annual ‘Trad for Trocaire’ at Connolly’s pub in Ballagh. The event was run in conjunction with the Religion department and further embodied the spirit of ‘men for others’. The musicians played a lively selection of jigs and reels to a packed…read more

Kids helping kids: Duck Push 2013

25th September 2013

With the Clongowes Duck Push marking its twentieth birthday this year we managed to give it a perfect celebration with another successful push in aid of Our Ladies Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Having done quite a substantial amount of fundraising prior to the actual push gave us great motivation going towards the main event. Our entire…read more

Kairos Retreat commences

24th September 2013

The annual Kairos Retreat commenced on September 24th in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and concludes on the 27th  in the Boys’ Chapel in Clongowes. This is the 15th year of the Kairos model, which originally took place in Clongowes during the first school break, but for the past three years has chosen St. Patrick’s College as its venue….read more

Inter House Sports Day

23rd September 2013

Having been thwarted by inclement weather in the last two years, the students were not to be denied last Friday when the Inter House Sports Day took place in the school. Although the day dawned a little cloudy and cool it soon warmed up when the sun came out and the games commenced. ‘Citius, Altius,…read more

Conor McCabe: International tennis player

20th September 2013

Meet Conor McCabe from Naas. Last week Conor was in Cardiff where he represented Ireland in the Under 12 category of the Tri Nations Tournament. Although Ireland could only finish as runner-up in the competition proper (which includes U12, U14 & U18), Conor won both his singles and doubles matches in the U12 section to…read more

Grammar Retreat to Emmaus

19th September 2013

Grammar Retreat to Emmaus On Friday the 13th (!) of September, the Grammar students, set off to ‘Emmaus’ in north Dublin on their annual retreat. As an entire group we were brought together to one large room where we were introduced to the team members, who explained to us what a retreat is about. They also told us the importance…read more

TY Outdoor Education Trip

17th September 2013

On Tuesday the 10th of September, with the Junior Certificate results still looming, the Syntax group of 2013/14 set out on their Outdoor Education Trip to Rostrevor, Co. Down. We stayed in the East Coast Adventure Centre and aside from some cramped living conditions, settled in very well. Having been separated three-ways each group took…read more

Junior Cert Results

16th September 2013

Last Wednesday the Syntax boys received their Junior Cert Results three months after completing the exams and following a few days of nervous anticipation. They had no need to worry as the results were excellent and compared very favourably with those of their predecessors. The Headmaster, Fr Moloney, congratulated them on their performance and also…read more

Sean Monaghan at the RDS

12th September 2013

During August Sean Monaghan (Rudiments) took part in the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS. Mounted on his horse Ballygawley Braveheart Sean  competed very creditably in the event for 138cm ponies. Sean’s presence at the Horse Show was the result of his victory in the Munster Qualifier for the RDS on July 6th in County…read more

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