Dave Rudden Author Visit

25th February 2019

Knights of the Borrowed Dark On Wednesday, February 6th, award-winning author Dave Rudden returned to Clongowes to talk to the boys in Elements about his very popular novel, ‘Knights of the Borrowed Dark’ after which he ran a workshop to help them do some writing of their own. College Librarian, Ms Jane O’Loughlin takes up the tale…read more

Seniors into the Semis

15th February 2019

Clongowes Wood College 38: CBC Monkstown 10 A match that had see-sawed for much of the first half and appeared to be heading for a 3-3 score at the interval was effectively decided in the ‘championship’ minutes either side of half time by two converted tries and two penalties for Clongowes that left 20 points…read more

Elements on Tour

11th February 2019

Elements’ Belfast Tour In the week leading up to the January break, the Elements boys departed on their traditional tour to Belfast, where their action packed itinerary over four days included a whole range of educational, cultural and sporting activities. Aodhan McGuinness and Hugo Johnston sent us this report… It was an early start in Clongowes for…read more

Science Week

8th February 2019

Last week the Clongowes Wood College Science Department hosted our first ever Science Week from Tuesday 29th January to Friday 1st Feb.The week kicked off with Elements (appropriately for a Science Week!), travelling to Dublin Zoo on Tuesday in the company of their Science Teachers. Ms Nolan had prepared a biology themed treasure hunt for…read more

Catholic Schools’ Week

5th February 2019

Catholic Schools’ Week is an all-Ireland annual event, which invites Catholic schools to give expression in a special way to the ethos of Catholic Education. It is a celebration of Catholic schools throughout Ireland, North and South, which acknowledges the tremendous contribution that our Catholic primary and post-primary schools make, not just to Irish society,…read more

Trad Group Recording

29th January 2019

Earlier this month the Clongowes Trad Group undertook their most ambitious project to date when they travelled to Bluebird Recording Studios to record an album. With great excitement and anticipation the ten musicians accompanied by their manager, Ms Catherine Heslin and Messrs Shane Heslin, Noel Mason and Stephen O’Hara arrived at the facility set in…read more

Fencing Teams Victorious

24th January 2019

Two Clongowes fencing teams from Rudiments and Elements travelled to Glenstal in Limerick recently for a friendly fixture with the equivalent A and B teams from the host school. The boys represented Clongowes very well with each team winning both their matches. For Elements this was their first real ‘fight’ (a fencing term) and it…read more

Clongowes 5km Fun Run – March

20th January 2019

The first ever Clongowes’ 5km Fun Run will be held at Clongowes Wood College on Saturday 23rd March at 11.30am. The fun run is part of the Transition Year Duck Push, which raises funds for medical equipment for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. The project is in its 26th year and has raised over €2m for medical…read more

Visit to Dubai & Abu Dhabi

17th January 2019

  The Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb invites you and your family to join him for a lunchtime event to discover Clongowes Wood College SJ, Ireland. Learn about life at Clongowes for your son which encompasses varied co-curricular activities, strong academic programmes and holistic pastoral care.   Join us to meet current and past parents and…read more

Welcome New Gaps

14th January 2019

Last week five new GAP students (or Gappies), Pat Fuccilli, Tom McMahon, Marcke De Vera, Oliver Seymour and Andrew Lawler (left to right above), arrived from Australia. Mr Steven Gray has ensured that the guys have settled well into their new surrounds and are being fully immersed into the world of Clongowes. All five are working…read more

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