Weekly OC Feature- Eoin O’Leary (OC’08)

15th April 2013

Established in the early 11th century, the University of Oxford was the first university of the English speaking world and has remained at the forefront of centres of learning, teaching and research to this day. Here, Eoin O’Leary, who read Economics and Management, gives an insight into life at one of the leading educational institutions…read more

Elements Gaelic Football Blitz

13th April 2013

On Thursday, 35 boys from Elements took leave from class to partake in the Kildare section of the Leinster First Year GAA blitz. Held at the St. Mary’s club in Leixlip, the boys’ excitement at having a day off (thanks to Mr. Nugent!) was dealt an early blow when they realised that they would be…read more

Poetry Pilgrimage to Taizé

11th April 2013

Poetry Pilgrimage to Taizé The annual Clongowes Pilgrimage to the ecumenical retreat centre at Taizé took place again at Easter when ten Poetry students, accompanied by their prefect Mr. Tom Carroll and Mr. Cyril Murphy, Director of Liturgy, spent a week together in the middle of France. Students from Poetry have undertaken the Pilgrimage from…read more

Weekly OC Feature- Ruairi Lynch (OC’06)

8th April 2013

There are many who have taken the road less travelled upon leaving Clongowes, but perhaps none moreso than Ruairi Lynch (OC’06) In 2007, Ruairi earned a place at Oxford Brookes University where he opted to study Mechanical Engineering . To earn his keep away from home Ruairi worked the usual student jobs before he became…read more

Weekly O.C. Feature- Adrian Gahan (OC’97)

2nd April 2013

Adrian Gahan (OC’97) A former secretary of the school Adrian Gahan was awarded a first class degree in History and Politics from UCD.  At the invitation of a fellow Irishman, Professor Brendan Simms, Adrian went to the University of Cambridge in 2002 and took an M.Phil in European Studies.  Using the skills he acquired on…read more


1st April 2013

At a Board of Management meeting held last Friday, April 19th Mr Martin Nugent announced that he will be retiring as Assistant Headmaster of Clongowes this summer. On Monday morning, at meetings with staff and also at a special assembly with the boys Mr Nugent informed the school community of the news. At each gathering…read more

Weekly O.C. Feature- Patrick Mullins

25th March 2013

Patrick Mullins (OC’08) Patrick (Paddy) Mullins has had huge success as an amateur jockey and hit the racing headlines once again on 29th December 2012, when he broke the 97-year-old record of 72 winners in a calendar year in Ireland for an amateur jockey with his 73rd victory of 2012. Standing at 6’2” it is…read more

Jacked- Charity Event for Jack Kavanagh

25th March 2013

On Tuesday March 26th Midnight Events and the Village of Wexford St. will play host to “JACKED” , a charity event in aid of Jack Kavanagh OC 2011. This isn’t your regular club night. Jack Kavanagh is a 20 year old pharmacy student in Trinity College Dublin, from Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath. He left Clongowes Wood College…read more

New Past Pupils Feature

19th March 2013

Check out our new weekly feature on notable Old Clongownians. You can find all the stories located under the People drop down menu. First Up, Micheal Byrne (O.C. 2004) Michael Byrne (OC’04) Michael Byrne is currently in his 4th year of a PhD program in Climate Dynamics at MIT in Boston. MIT is widely acknowledged…read more

Parents’ Association: Annual Q&A 2013

15th March 2013

The Parents’ Association 
Clongowes Wood College SJ 
Annual Questions & Answers Evening 2013 Date: Wednesday April 17th Time: 7pm Venue: The Refectory, CWC Dear Parents and Guardians, 
The Parents Association wish to invite you all to attend our Questions and Answers Evening 2013. The topic we have chosen is: ‘The Roller Coaster Ride Of Teenage…read more

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