4th June 2013

On a sultry summer afternoon last Sunday (19th) parents, and families of the incoming Elements group were treated to a most sublime concert featuring students from the Music Department from Elements to Rhetoric. Sadly, this was the final concert of the current Rhetoric group, who have given so generously of their unique and diverse musical…read more


4th June 2013

Congratulations to our two fine athletes Jack O’Leary (Grammar) and Turlough Gray (Poetry) who achieved great success at the All Ireland Schools’ Athletics Championships held in Tullamore last Saturday, June 1st. In one of the first, and most exciting events of the day, Turlough maintained his pace and composure to secure a richly deserved second…read more


4th June 2013

On Wednesday 29thMay, we were honoured by a visit from the Australian Ambassador, Dr Ruth Adler. Dr Adler, who only took up her duties in May, had coffee with the staff, toured the school with the five Australian Gap students (Sam Hartwig and Daniel Sheehan from St Ignatius College, Sydney; James Quinn and Josh Schwager…read more

Love of Food

28th May 2013

Last Monday (20th May) in the James Joyce Library the Headmaster Fr Moloney launched the Good Food Cookbook by Richard Banahan (Rhetoric). Richard wrote and designed the book himself and did all the photography at home and in the garden. The book is a joy to hold and read and Richard says that the inspiration and…read more

New Assistant Headmaster

28th May 2013

On Friday 24th May the Board of Management appointed Mr Martin Wallace as Assistant Headmaster of Clongowes to succeed Mr Martin Nugent, who will step down from the post on August 31st after 13 years. Mr Nugent is taking well-earned retirement after a teaching career of 40 years, the last 38 of which were spent…read more

Roaming with Lions

21st May 2013

The Lions came to town today but it was the boys of Elements who were doing all the roaring. Carton House was the venue for a public training session for the 2013 touring party. Despite missing several players due to their respective club commitments, there were still plenty of world-class internationals being put through their…read more

Mean Machine

20th May 2013

The boys watched in stunned silence as Mr. Collins wheeled away in unhindered celebration. After a few uncomfortable moments they trudged off to the refectory in their bare arms, reflecting on what might have been. Behind them, the school authoritarians embarked on another rendition of the conga. It had been a nip and tuck affair…read more

Weekly Featured O.C. – Conor Cronin

19th May 2013

Featured May 20th Conor Cronin (OC‘04) Mr. David Nelson has long been in the habit of ensuring that the Headmaster has several artistic types to send down the avenue each year. Some of his former pupils, namely Gearoid Hayes (OC’98) and Harry Durdin Robertson (OC’05) have exhibited throughout the country to widespread acclaim. But Mr….read more

From One Francis to Another

19th May 2013

Just as one Francis embarks on a new stage of his life, his Clongownian namesake draws the first chapter of his own new adventure to a close. Offering words of wisdom no doubt, Frankie O’Reilly (Elements) took pen to paper and wrote to Pope Francis at his new address. In what was a seminal moment…read more

Book Bingo Certificates Presented

19th May 2013

Book Bingo Certificates– Standing. Dan Gannon, Keenan Crutchley, Sean Ojejinmi, Luke Clohessy, Haig Oman, St. John Hall, Brian Murphy. Seated. Colm O’Sullivan, Ms O’Loughlin (Librarian), James Lambe, Fr Moloney S.J., Patrick O’Brien On Wed ten Third Line students were presented with certificates by Fr Moloney for their participation in the Book Bingo reading challenge, launched…read more

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