RIP Fr. Philip Fogarty SJ

27th November 2019

We regret to inform you that Fr Phillip Fogarty SJ has died in Pittsburgh, USA.  May he Rest in Peace. The funeral and burial will take place in Pittsburgh,  USA.  Fr Philip was Headmaster at Clongowes Wood College from July 1976 – Aug 1987. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

2019 SciFest National Final

25th November 2019

Sci-Fest is a National STEM Fair Programme for Schools. Last Friday, Aodhan McGuinness, of the Rudiments group, took part in this years Sci-Fest National Final in the Marino Conference Centre in Drumcondra and won the SciFest Scientist of the Future award for his project on team performance and the National Football League (NFL) draft. Aodhan…read more

TY Forensic Science Workshop

21st November 2019

The Transition Year (TY) group attended a Science Workshop on Saturday. The boys took part in a hands-on science incursion called ‘A Case of Conspiracy’ which highlighted how the lure of drugs and easy money can lead to some fatal outcomes. The workshop also covered serious social and community issues as an undertone to the…read more

November – The Month of Remembrance

20th November 2019

November is a month of remembrance and a month to reflect. It is a time to remember the sacrifices made by all those who died in the line of duty during the First World War and a time to remember our deceased loved ones. There are many masses and services that take place during the…read more

Niall de Burca – Performance Storytelling

19th November 2019

Niall de Burca made his annual appearance at Clongowes’ James Joyce Library on the evening of Wednesday the 13th of November. Niall is one of Ireland’s foremost performance storytellers with a huge following due to his uncanny ability to mesmerize his audience with his energetic portrayals of ghosts and ghouls, heroes and heroines. Niall’s busy…read more

Fordham Prep Exchange

15th November 2019

Six students from Fordham Preparatory School arrived at Clongowes last Friday the 8th of November as part of the annual Global Exchange Programme which is now in its second year. Fordham is a Jesuit high school based in the Bronx, New York City which has strong connections with local, national and international Jesuit secondary schools…read more

The Elements Parent Day

13th November 2019

This year’s Elements Parent Day took place on Sunday the 10th of November. The day was opened by guest speaker Fr Donal Neary SJ who presented on ‘A Jesuit School – What to Expect?’ He began by sharing a little about his own journey into the Jesuits and his work thereafter. Fr Donal Neary SJ…read more

Trad for Trócaire – 2019

12th November 2019

Trad for Trócaire is a national fundraising campaign initiated after the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010 which had over 230,000 fatalities. Music teacher, Mrs Catherine Heslin founded the Clongowes Trad Group back in 2008 who were invited to launch the Trad for Trócaire campaign in both 2014 and 2015. They now organise many events over…read more

We Are Now a Droichead School

11th November 2019

Clongowes is delighted to announce that we are now a registered Droichead School which means that our newly qualified teachers are welcomed into a supportive and structured environment. Droichead (meaning ‘bridge’ in Irish) is an integrated professional framework for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) with the main objective of ensuring that teachers are provided with the…read more

Duck Push Christmas Shop

8th November 2019

Cards and Baubles This year’s Duck Push Christmas shop is open for business with some festive items that will raise funds for Duck Push 2020.   Clongowes Christmas Baubles The beautifully handcrafted bauble is a limited edition with only a small number being produced for the Duck Push. The white bauble is 80mm in diameter,…read more

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