The Serpentine Gallery

20th December 2019

Pictured L – R: Dr Michael Boland Jr and Wife, Mrs Susan Boland – wife of Dr Michael Boland Sr, Fr Michael Sheil SJ   On 12th September 2019, the Archive Office launched the supplement to our previous publication “Clongownians of Distinction – a Guide to the Serpentine Collection”, by Dr Harman Murtagh OC62. We…read more

Cherryfield Orchestra Visit

18th December 2019

Pictured L – R: Philip Thomas, Tommy Ingles OC18, Fr. Michael Sheil, Rory Mac Gabhann, Theresa Thomas, Ben Wilkins, Luke Harrington, Rory O’Meara, Luke McMahon, Sam Reilly, Cillian O’hAimghirin, Oscar Martin, Kieran Barrett Gomez, Jack Moroney, James Coonan, Daniel Rock, Hugo O’Donnell OC19   Last Sunday, a group of Rhetoric and Poetry students from the…read more

The Clongownian 2019

18th December 2019

This week saw the arrival of the much-anticipated latest issue of the annual (and historic) journal The Clongownian in Clongowes Wood College. The journal was presented to the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb by the editor, Mr Declan O’Keeffe and later distributed to the pupils and staff. Every year The Clongownian attempts to reflect the breadth of activity in the…read more

Christmas Morning Prayer 2019

16th December 2019

Headmaster, Mr Lumb delivered morning prayer in the Concourse this morning ahead of the Christmas break which begins this Wednesday. He told the story of Ebenezer Scrooge as he reflected on the importance of Christmas, of spending time with family and friends and of being kind to those less fortunate during this festive season.  …read more

Christmas Lunch 2019

13th December 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On Monday the 9th of December, the whole Clongowes community joined together in the Ref. for the annual Christmas Lunch. This was the 2nd installment in the Clongowes Christmas celebrations which began with the Christmas Concert on Sunday the 8th of December. Members of staff were invited by the School Captain, Mikey Mina Ronayne,…read more

Christmas Concert 2019

11th December 2019

This year’s annual Christmas Concert took place on the afternoon of Sunday the 8th of December in the Boys’ Chapel and was really well attended by parents, students and staff. The two-hour musical extravaganza was opened by the Junior Choir who wowed the audience with their rendition of Consider Yourself from the musical Oliver. It…read more

Rhetoric Retreat

10th December 2019

The Rhetoric retreatants who undertook the retreat in the peaceful and graceful SMA motherhouse outside Newry used the few days to unwind from the daily routine at Clongowes and take the time to explore where they are at in their lives. For most, if not all the participants, this would probably be their last retreat…read more

JPII Awards 2019

6th December 2019

“Trust Christ; listen attentively to his teachings, fix your eyes on his face, persevere in listening to his word. Allow him to focus your search and your aspirations, all your ideas and the desires of your heart.” (St. John Paul II)   The tenth annual JPII Awards Ceremony took place on Friday 22nd November 2019…read more

Past V Present Debate

4th December 2019

Pictured above are L-R: Karl Hayes, John McLoughlin, Julian Jimenez Ospina, Adam Wozniak, Mr Maelíosa Power OC89, Mr Liam Lysaght OC16, Mr Marcus Keane OC89, Mr Fergal Gaynor OC 89 and Mr Conor O’Malley OC 72   On the second Wednesday after midterm, the Music Performance Area was filled to capacity for the annual Daniel…read more

Remembering Fr Philip Fogarty SJ

2nd December 2019

PHILIP FOGARTY R.I.P When Philip Fogarty stepped down as Headmaster of Clongowes in 1987 after eleven years at the helm, his deputy, the late Mr Michael O’Dowd wrote an appreciation of his time in Clongowes (see ‘The Clongownian 1987’, p.3). Now – 32 years later – it has fallen to one of Michael’s successors, Mr…read more

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