Farewell to Fr Michael McGuckian SJ

24th January 2020

Fr Michael McGuckian SJ grew up in Cloughmills, a small village in Co. Antrim. He is an accomplished author having published his book, The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: A Search for an Acceptable Notion of Sacrifice (2005) in addition to various other theological articles. Fr Michael completed a degree in Applied Mathematics at Queens…read more

The Memorial Mass of Fr Philip Fogarty SJ

22nd January 2020

A Memorial Mass for Fr Philip Fogarty SJ took place on Sunday, it was altogether fitting to have this during the week of prayer for Christian Unity. The entire Clongowes community gathered for our weekly Eucharist and were joined by past pupils, Jesuits and friends of the college to remember the work done by Philip….read more

Visit of the Tertians to Clongowes

20th January 2020

Whilst the church celebrates the end of Christmas with the ‘Feast of the Epiphany’ and the visit of the three wise men, we in Clongowes celebrate our first Sunday Eucharist of the new year with a visit from ten wise men – just not to be out-done! This year’s annual visit of the Tertian Jesuits…read more

Syntax Forensic Investigation Workshop – Who Shot JFK?

17th January 2020

On Saturday, the 11th of January, the Syntax group participated in a Forensic Workshop which investigated the mysterious case of the assassination of John F. Kennedy or JFK, as he is more commonly known. Forensic Fun, a highly experienced provider of these types of workshops, brought the boys through the process of gathering clues, analysing…read more

The Academy Considers Psychopaths and Sociopaths

15th January 2020

What is the Academy? The Clongowes Academy was set up by Fr Hilary Lawton, Prefect of Studies, back in the 1950s as a modern-day version of Plato’s Academy from Ancient Greece. Assembling on Tuesday evenings in the Fr Peter Kenney Library, it follows a strictly academic model where each member must present a scholarly paper…read more

Welcome to the New Australian GAP Students

13th January 2020

We recently welcomed our GAP students from Sydney, Australia who have travelled half-way across the globe to spend the year immersed in life here at Clongowes. As part of the GAP programme with our sister schools, six of our own Rhetoric 2019 graduates are currently living and working in the Sydney schools.   Michael Cheok,…read more

Elements Author Visit

10th January 2020

Yesterday, the author of Dangerous Games, Mr James Butler, visited Clongowes to discuss his very successful novel with our Elements group. Dangerous Games, set in Ireland, is a gritty and suspenseful urban tale of two brothers whose lives have been radically changed following the death of their father. The boys were all ears as James discussed…read more

A Comedy Show for Syntax

8th January 2020

On Saturday, December 14th, Transition Year students were entertained by Ger Carey, a very successful Irish comedian who performed his hugely popular stand-up comedy act ‘Psycho Spaghetti‘. Ger has achieved great success due to his uncanny ability to tap into the minds of young people with laser-focused precision. He explained to his audience how it…read more

Invitation to the The Alberto Hurtado Endowment Fund Launch

6th January 2020

The Alberto Hurtado Endowment Fund Launch Event will take place on Tuesday the 28th of January 2020 at the Merrion Hotel, Dublin 2. The Alberto Hurtado Endowment Fund is an externally managed, permanent fund, whose objective is to secure the funding of the Alberto Hurtado Programme (AHP) which was launched in 2007. The AHP is…read more

The Feast of the Epiphany

6th January 2020

They set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. Matthew 2:1-12   This morning we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany with a Eucharist for the whole school in the Boys’ Chapel at 11.15 am. We…read more

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