Duck Push Golf Classic – 2019

26th May 2019

Matthew Cassidy, Harry McGrath, Frederick Gavigan and Jay O’Leary put a plan together and with the help of Mr Steven Gray plus many other members of the extended Clongowes community, produced a very enjoyable day at the K Club for all who took part. The day started with beautiful blue skies and there wasn’t a…read more

Fencing Success

24th May 2019

Irish Inter-Schools Team Fencing Championships Last Saturday (May 18th) saw the 2nd Irish Inter-Schools Team Fencing Championships take place at Clongowes with 14 teams from across Ireland. (Pictured above are Vlad Spiru and Dermot Collins from the Elements B team). The Rudiments year team made up of Alex Lee (captain), Kosi Ugwreru and Seán Opara, fenced…read more

Loyola to Manresa

22nd May 2019

Ignatian Camino Retreat On Friday morning 30 of us Transition Years flew to Biarritz for the start of our Ignatian Camino Pilgrimage. There we met our bus driver and travelled to the small, picturesque town of St Jean Pied De Port. After getting our Camino passports stamped we attended Mass in the local church, where…read more

Triangle Race 2019

20th May 2019

The latest running of the Triangle Race in Clongowes took place on Wednesday, 15th May. It was a bright summer evening perfect for running as the boys set off down the back avenue on the first leg of a course that brought them along the front of the college and then back up the energy sapping main…read more

Pilgrims, Servants, Students

18th May 2019

African Immersion Experience Planning for the African Immersion Experience began in late October and – having spoken to students who had previously travelled on this trip – we felt we had to apply. Students who were interested in travelling to Lesotho were interviewed individually to ensure that our motives for travelling and our suitability for…read more

Fr Peter Kenney Day

16th May 2019

Fr. Rector Michael Sheil SJ OC ’56 invites all Old Clongownians who have left Clongowes forty years ago or more and a guest to join him for the annual Fr Peter Kenney Day on Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 from 10am-3pm. To mark the Centenary of the First Dáil there will be an informative talk by…read more

Rhetoric Trad Musicians

14th May 2019

Farewell to Rhetoric Trad Musicians On Tuesday April 9th the Clongowes Trad group had their final session of this year in Connolly’s of Ballagh. It was final in more ways than one, as it was time to say goodbye to the six Rhetoric students, most of whom had been with the Trad group since first year….read more

The Annual Mathematical Modelling

12th May 2019

Every year Clongowes runs a mathematical modelling programme for Syntax and Poetry in conjunction with the University of Limerick (UL), directed by Mr Stephen O’Hara and any student from these two year groups is free to join the programme. This year those who joined met in October when Professor James Gleeson from UL presented us…read more

Fordham Exchange in NY

10th May 2019

2017/2018 saw the launch of our exchange with Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, New York. Last November we welcomed some students and staff from the school to Clongowes (here) and Fordham reciprocated the invitation just before Easter. Jack D’Arcy (Syntax) takes up the tale… On April 6th, we departed Dublin airport for New York, where we…read more

Futsal Success

8th May 2019

With origins in 1930’s Uruguay, ‘futebol de salão’ or Futsal is becoming increasingly popular in Ireland and, for the second successive year, Clongowes entered the FAI Schools Post Primary Schools Futsal Competition under the guidance of Ms Yvonne Nolan, who takes up the tale… The competition was coordinated by Ireland Under 18 coach, Mr Jim Crawford…read more

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