Clongowes at SciFest

6th May 2019

Clongowes Scientists Perform at SciFest@College On May 3rd, six Elements students took part in SciFest@DCU which is the next level up to our own SciFest@School fair (See here for more). Under the guidance of Ms Yvonne Nolan the boys took their places among 200 other students from 1st to 5th year and 121 other project…read more

Camino Pilgrimage

3rd May 2019

Tomorrow I shall be heading off with the boys in Syntax and members of staff on our annual Ignatian Camino Pilgrimage.  We are flying to Biarritz in the morning ahead of a 28 km hike on Sunday over the Pyrenees from France into Spain.  Boys in Poetry and Rhetoric will remember it well, I’m sure! …read more

Clongowes Open Day

16th April 2019

The Clongowes Wood College Open Day for First Year boys wishing to join in September 2020 takes place on Saturday May 11th, 2019. If you are interested in learning more about what makes Clongowes such a special place please contact our Admissions Office on +353 (0)45 838 258 or email admissions@clongowes.net Places at the Open Day are limited so…read more

Easter Morning Prayer 2019

12th April 2019

This morning, Friday 12th April, the Headmaster Mr Lumb led Morning Prayer in the Concourse where he spoke about Holy Week and the hope that Easter time brings for all of us.   Morning Prayer   Our Tenebrae service on Sunday evening gave each of us some time to remember and reflect upon Jesus’ Passion…read more

Clongowes Union Dinner

10th April 2019

Another busy year for the Clongowes Union was presided over by the energetic President, Conor Daly (OC’85). The Annual Business Lunch in October featured the award-winning comedian, satirist, columnist and impressionist Oliver Callan. Oliver entertained his audience of hundreds with a cast of thousands by channeling for the likes of Enda Kenny, Barack Obama, Leo Varadkar…read more

Duck Push Golf Classic – May 2019

8th April 2019

As part of our fund raising campaign for the Clongowes Duck Push the students of Syntax are organising the Duck Push Golf Classic at the K-Club in Straffan Co. Kildare on Thursday 2nd May. There are places for up to 27 teams, each consisting of 4 golfers, to take part in this special annual event for which…read more

Bring Out Your Old Vinyl!

6th April 2019

Duck Push Vinyl The boys in Syntax have found a way to make your old vinyl add to their fundraising efforts so this April while you are doing your usual Spring clean we are asking people young and old to leave in any old vinyl records (albums or singles), cassettes and CDs they are not using…read more

Musical Successes

4th April 2019

Congratulations to Sean Lannen (Grammar) who took first place and a gold medal in the ‘Buachaillí’ (boys 8-15)section of the Feis Ceoil in Sligo earlier this month. Sean was then declared the overall Under 15 winner and has been invited to perform in the Feis Ceoil Prizewinners concert. Previously Sean had been successful in the…read more

Green-Schools Programme

2nd April 2019

The Green-Schools Programme in Clongowes was initiated in January this year by Joey Kennedy (Rudiments), who is chair of the committee. Joey tells us what’s involved… The Green-Schools Programme was set up to make the school more aware of our school environment and to teach students how to continue to recycle later on in their…read more

Physics Masterclass

29th March 2019

On Wednesday, 20th March, Poetry student Alexandros Papadias attended a full day International Physics Masterclass, at Maynooth University, coordinated by the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, in co-operation with the European Organisation of Nuclear Research, CERN. Alexandros tells us what happened… Approximately 40 fifth and sixth-year secondary students attended the event. In the morning we were…read more

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