All Things Are Possible

11th January 2019

As one twelve month comes to a close and another arrives and we begin to make all of our plans and set all of our goals for the upcoming year, we ought to take some time to settle with the year that was and tie up whatever loose ends we may have in order to…read more

Hope Based on Experience

8th January 2019

Today the Headmaster, Mr Lumb led Morning Prayer with this reflection on the nature of the turning of the year and the genuine hope that the New Year can bring… Happy New Year to you all! As the New Year of 2019 dawned, the news broke that a Chinese spacecraft had become the first to…read more

Union Dinner

16th December 2018

‘To see once again old familiar faces…’ ‘The Clongowes Union means the desire of Old Clongownians by coming together to be able to renew old memories [and] to see once again old familiar faces’. These words of John Redmond, M.P., (Vice-President) proposing the toast of the Clongowes Union at the second annual dinner, continue to…read more

Christmas Concert

14th December 2018

If, as Forrest Gump suggested, life is like a box of chocolates, then Sunday’s Christmas Concert in the Boys’ Chapel was a smorgasbord of magical auditory delights. Compacted into a two-hour feast, we were treated to glorious voices, memorable solo performances and the respective, collective splendours of the Senior and Elements’ Choirs, the Orchestra and…read more

Christmas Dinner

12th December 2018

On December 8th the school community came together to mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and to enjoy the annual Christmas Lunch together.Mass was celebrated by the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil SJ who asked each of the boys to consider where they are in the journey of life in general and Advent in particular.The House…read more

Human Rights Day

10th December 2018

In a powerful and moving Morning Prayer on Monday, a group of Elements students made a presentation to the entire school on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is the text of their presentation: Today is the 70th Anniversary of ‘Human Rights Day’, a day to 
celebrate the United Nations General…read more

Advent Reconciliation

8th December 2018

On Wednesday, 5th December we held our annual Advent Reconciliation Service in Clongowes. Led by the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil SJ, the whole school came together in the Sports Hall at 9.15pm for a 40 minute liturgy exploring the nature of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to reflect upon the unfashionable concept of personal and communal sin…read more

The Special One

6th December 2018

While the IRFU was founded in 1874 it was some fourteen years more before some Clongowes students asked the Higher Line Prefect to have rugby posts erected and not until 1923 that Clongowes entered the lists in the Leinster Schools Senior Challenge Cup. Success came early with a somewhat controversial victory over our sister college,…read more

Fine Art Exhibition – December 2018

4th December 2018

Fine Art Exhibition 2018 The Annual Clongowes Fine Art Exhibition will be in situ in the Concourse from Thursday 6th December and will continue until Sunday 16th. The official opening will take place after Mass on Sunday at 12.15 (approx.), when the exhibition will be launched by the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb. This vibrant exhibition will feature work…read more

Christmas Cards

2nd December 2018

Ho Ho Ho… Fabulous Christmas Cards are currently on sale in aid of the Duck Push, which purchases medical equipment to help treat sick children. The high quality Christmas cards feature art by Jacinta Crowley-Long ( that depict wonderful winter scenes of the Castle and College at Clongowes. One pack of six cards cost just…read more

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