Surfing the Strand

15th May 2013

On Sunday last, a group of boys from Third Line appeared to be oblivious to the wintry conditions as they took to the waves in Strandhill, Co. Sligo. Having got to grips with the basics back in September, several of the group were determined to hone their skills in anticipation of the summer months that…read more

The Science Behind a Forward Pass

14th May 2013

Thanks to Ms. Edith Kearney for alerting us to this video. “A nice co-curricular link!”

Weekly Featured O.C. Hugo MacNulty (OC’99)

13th May 2013

Throughout its 200 year history, Clongowes has maintained a proud tradition in producing students that embark on careers in a wide variety of disciplines. Hugo MacNulty adds another dimension to that reality.  Leaving Clongowes in 1999, Hugo initially opted to follow his CAO preference for Business and Legal Studies in UCD. However, within a few…read more

Lovely Lowry

9th May 2013

Every Wednesday boys from the Third Line, accompanied by Mr. Seamus Aherne, make the short trip to Carton House to enjoy golf lessons from some of Ireland’s top professionals. Today, former Irish Open Champion, Shane Lowry was on hand a share a few tips.


9th May 2013

The Martin Wills Annual Writing Awards is a competition established in 1992 to commemorate the life of Martin Wills, journalist and amateur jockey, who died that year, aged 39. It promotes creative writing (fact or fiction) centered on a horseracing theme and is open to people residing in both Ireland and the UK. Tom Cantillon…read more


8th May 2013

MACSI is a project that is unique to Clongowes and is a fantastic opportunity for us to get involved in real world applications and see how problems in science and industry can be dealt with using physics and mathematics. The project on mathematical modelling was undertaken in conjunction with the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science…read more


8th May 2013

This year, Rudiments students went to Cavan for their retreat. There is an ‘Adventure Retreat Centre’ there that I had engaged with before for some retreats so, here in the school, we were somewhat prepared for the boys when they returned! As part of the retreat process, the group in Cavan takes the students out…read more

Weekly Featured O.C.- Rob Kearney

8th May 2013

Rob Kearney (OC’04) Last month the Clongowes community was delighted to hear that Rob Kearney had been selected to travel on his second British & Irish Lions tour. Rob announced his arrival on the world stage following a series of remarkable performances on the 2009 tour in South Africa. Since then he has overcome serious…read more

The Auld Triangle 2013

8th May 2013

 Results of the Triangular Race 2012 Third Line (Record 7.37.73) 1. Daniel Reilly    07.55.03 2. Thomas Connolly 08.01.33 3. Christian Casey 08.04.52 Lower Line (Record 7.19.31) 1. Jack O’Leary 06.54.00 2. Jack Gillespie 07.59.87 3. Stephen Gildea 08.02.37 Higher Line (Record 7.14.24) 1. Conor Ledingham 07.28.22 2. Russell Casey 08.01.28 3. Chris Coakley 08.04.27 Congratulations to all…read more


7th May 2013

May Day, Wednesday 1st saw we hope the start of a new annual event for the college – The CWC Table Quiz run by The Ladies Association. The evening was a tremendous success in many ways. There were up to 200 highly competitive people in the Boys Ref., including members of the catering and teaching…read more

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