Rostrevor TY Outdoor Educational Trip

10th October 2019

On September 10th the Syntax group headed north on the annual Outdoor Educational Trip to the East Coast Adventure Centre located in the picturesque village of Rostrevor in Co. Down. The 3-day trip saw the boys living on-site at the Adventure Centre in a variety of accommodation including outdoor ‘Pods’, wooden dome-shaped lodges and a purpose-built…read more

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019

30th September 2019

Earlier this month, a group of five Rhetoric students David Kelly, Chris Martin, Alexandros Papadias, Sam Lumb and Harry Radmall joined the Dublin Arch Diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes with Mrs. Lumb, Mr. Marron, and GAP student Paddy Fuccilli. We asked the boys to reflect on their experiences in Lourdes and tell us a little more…read more

A Taste of Japan

23rd September 2019

To kick off the Rugby World Cup, the boys were treated to ‘A Taste of Japan’, on Thursday evening the 19th September. The event was greatly anticipated and even more so, when the boys arrived to the Refectory and saw the colourful array of Japanese dishes which had been so artistically presented with vibrant garnishes…read more

Interhouse Sports Day 2019

20th September 2019

The annual Interhouse Sports Day on September 5th was blessed with good weather, allowing the boys to take full advantage of spending the afternoon out of the classroom and on the sports grounds. Sports Day is always greeted with excitement and anticipation as the boys work together as members of their various Houses, vying for…read more

Start of Year Assembly

2nd September 2019

The first Headmaster’s Assembly of the year took place on Thursday 29th August, bringing together students and staff in the Boys’ Chapel to mark the start of our 206th academic year in Clongowes. The Headmaster, Mr Lumb, warmly welcomed returning students as well as the many new students who have just taken their first steps…read more

Greg Walsh OC’ 69 presents Clongowes with copy of “Cattle Breeds in Ireland, A History”

18th July 2019

On June 19th, at Fr. Peter Kenney Day, Mr. Greg Walsh OC’69 presented Clongowes Library with a copy of his very comprehensive book ‘Cattle Breeds in Ireland, A History’. This tome is an in depth collection on how cattle came to Ireland, how each breed was introduced and how they flourished. It took 4 years…read more

New York Reunion

11th June 2019

The Clongowes Union invites all Old Clongownians and partners residing in North America, Canada and peripheral areas to a Reunion Dinner on Saturday 28th September 2019 at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York,NY10003  ( www.nationalartsclub.org). Fr. Rector Michael Sheil SJ & Mr. Martin Wallace,Deputy Headmaster, look forward to meeting with you for…read more

The Bellarmine Centre

1st June 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Future of Learning in Clongowes On May 6th this year, the long-awaited new learning centre opened for the Third Line boys.  The Bellarmine Centre is named after Saint Robert Bellarmine SJ, an Italian Jesuit born in 1542, Patron Saint of Religious Education and a Doctor of the Church.   It is located on the site of…read more

Union Day

30th May 2019

Union Day (Sunday 26th May) dawned bright and sunny and remained so until the last families left the school grounds. As ever it was an emotive occasion for the departing Rhetoric class, their parents and all the staff, who have worked with them over the last six years. Union Day is the occasion when the graduating…read more

Parent Retreat

28th May 2019

On May 17th, 2019 we arrived at the Brockagh Resource Centre with our shoulders up and minds full of work and the mundanities, routines, stresses and worries of our everyday lives. Almost immediately as we sat for the Reflection with Anne Marie Dolan, these stresses, strains and worries started to dissipate with a palpable exhalation….read more

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