Lenten Reconciliation

26th March 2019

Lenten Reconciliation Service Last Wednesday the entire student body in Clongowes came together in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation for a liturgy led by Fr Michael McGuckian SJ to mark our Lenten journey 2019. Gathering together at 21.15 in the Sports Hall, the atmosphere was relaxed and reflective as we watched some bespoke Lenten…read more

Clongowes 5km Fun Run – March 2019

23rd March 2019

The first ever Clongowes’ 5km Fun Run was held at Clongowes Wood College on Saturday 23rd March at 11.30am. The morning was bright and sunny as several hundred athletes of all levels (as well as those out for a brisk stroll though the grounds) enjoyed the varied course that included tarmac, forest track and grass…read more

No Mossies in March

20th March 2019

A short Jesuit Lenten campaign to raise money for the purchase of Long-Lasting Insecticide Mosquito Nets to battle malaria gets underway next week, March 25th – 29th. The ‘No Mossies in March’ campaign, hosted by the Irish Jesuits’ Education for Justice office, has been initiated by a recent contingent of teachers and librarians, who travelled to Northern…read more

Drop Everything And Read

14th March 2019

It is a long established tradition in Clongowes that we ‘Drop Everything And Read’ (D.E.A.R.) once a year and this year was no different. This week a 30 minute session of relaxed reading, organised by the James Joyce Library, kicked off on Wednesday morning (March 13th) with a brass fanfare (courtesy of Eddie Boland and…read more

Má tá Gaeilge agat…

11th March 2019

Seachtain na Gaeilge Beidh Seachtain na Gaeilge á cheiliúradh againn i gColáiste Choill Chluana Gabhann an tseachtain seo, ón Luan an 11ú go dtí an Aoine an 15ú. I measc na himeachtaí a bheidh ar siúl lenár ranganna Gaeilge beidh: Tráth na gCeist do ranganna Elements agus Rudiments Gearrscánnáin á thaispeáint agus ranganna léitheoireachta sa…read more

World Book Day

7th March 2019

On Thursday, March 7th, a group of 11 from Elements and Rudiments (looking dashing in our formal dress!) departed early in the morning for a World Book Day event at The King’s Hospital along with Ms. O’Loughlin and Mrs. Lumb. As we stared in awe down corridors walked by Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and broadcaster Kathryn…read more

Seniors Go Down Fighting

6th March 2019

Clongowes Wood College 19: Gonzaga College 22 In the end it was the only converted penalty of the match that separated the sister schools in Donnybrook yesterday afternoon in a game that hung in the balance for much of its length. The teams were evenly matched on the pitch as well as on the scoreboard…read more

Cake for Crumlin

4th March 2019

On Sunday, March 10th, after Mass a number of students from Syntax will host a cake sale in the Concourse area featuring produce that they have baked and prepared in the Clongowes kitchen. Mr Aran McMahon (OC’88) who runs the award winning Rua Restaurant, Delicatessen and Shop in Castlebar has very kindly offered to help the boys to…read more

Science Awards

1st March 2019

Junior Science Fair Awards From Tuesday 29th January to Friday 1st February, the Clongowes Wood College Science Department hosted our first ever Science Week. A high point of the event took place on Thursday, 31st with the Second Annual Junior Science Fair in collaboration with SciFest@School, where a second-level school hosts their own in-house SciFest STEM…read more

Juniors Bow Out

28th February 2019

Clongowes Wood College 12: Newbridge College 14 The proverbial ‘game of two halves’ in Donnybrook yesterday concluded with a late win that put Newbridge College into the semi-finals of the Leinster Schools’ Junior Cup and left Clongowes players and supporters alike to wonder what might have been and how a game that we had often…read more

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