Past v Present Debate

8th November 2018

The Daniel O’Connell Memorial Debate On the first Wednesday after the midterm break, the Music Performance Area was filled to capacity for the annual Past versus Present debate, known officially as The Daniel O’Connell Memorial Debate. The debate has been held in the College each year since 2006 and was first launched by Fr Conor…read more

Fictional Clongowes

7th November 2018

Book Character Dress-up Day  Our second Inter-House Book Character Dress-up Day created some cheer on a wet dreary Wednesday, November 7th. Students assembled in mutual amusement as characters from the ten books selected by the House Leaders before mid-term: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Ross O’Carroll-Kelly Where’s Wally? Cherub Of Mice and Men The Boy in…read more

Remembrance Tree – November 2018

5th November 2018

There has been a little addition to the concourse this week in the form of a tree. This is a ‘November Remembrance’ Tree, where students, staff and parents can take the time to remember loved ones who have passed on. This month is dedicated to remembering those we have loved who have died. Beginning on the…read more

All Ears in Third Line

26th October 2018

From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night – Good Lord, deliver us! Thus runs the ancient Scottish poem and the gentlemen of Elements and Rudiments may have concurred at times as they listened to storyteller Niall de Burca, who made his annual appearance in Clongowes last Tuesday….read more

Re-igniting the Mission

23rd October 2018

Fordham Prep visit to Clongowes: 13th– 20th October 2017/2018 saw the launch of our exchange with Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, New York. Fordham Prep is a Jesuit High School made up of some 1,000 boys who attend the school for a total of four years before progressing to College studies. Founded in 1841 the…read more

Launching the Pool

22nd October 2018

Minister Simon Coveney opens new Swimming Pool The long awaited new 25 metre, five-lane swimming pool in Clongowes, which quietly entered service before Christmas was officially opened last Wednesday (October 17th) with Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Old Clongownian, Simon Coveney (OC’1990) performing the honours. The launch was originally scheduled for last March…read more

Crossing the Chalkline

19th October 2018

Jane Mitchell, author of ‘Chalkline’ with members of Rudiments Book Club, comparing covers of English and French versions of the novel. Members of the Rudiments’ Book Club received a treat this morning (October 18th) when Ms Jane Mitchell, author of the remarkable Chalkline, visited them. Endorsed by Amnesty International (UK) for contributing to highlighting human…read more

Kids Helping Kids

17th October 2018

Duck Push Presentation to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin Last Thursday some 40 Poetry students accompanied by Mr Steven Gray, visited Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin to present a cheque for €67,700 to medical staff and members of the fundraising team at the Children’s Medical Research Foundation building. The funds will go towards the purchase of three recussitaires (special hi…read more

Real World Problems Project – 2018

15th October 2018

Clongowes physics and applied maths students are again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick. This will be the sixth year that the science department will link up with the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry to develop mathematical models for real world problems. Professor James Gleeson, a world leader in his…read more

Trad for Trócaire

12th October 2018

The Clongowes Trad for Trócaire group will be ‘live and kicking’ when they hold their annual ‘Trad for Trocaire’ fundraiser in Connolly’s of Ballagh on Tuesday October 17th from 7.30 -9.30 PM and all are welcome to attend. Under the leadership of Ms Catherine Heslin, the Clongowes Trad Group is a collaboration between staff and students across all…read more

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