Wellness Day – April 2018

28th April 2018

The main concourse of the school was awash with forty shades of amber last December for the launch of the school’s application for the Amber Flag. The project is similar to ‘Green Schools’ where a school must promote the values of the flag, with Amber symbolising Mental Health. Clongowes already does a huge amount of work inpromoting…read more

Clongowes Wood Open Day

26th April 2018

The Clongowes Wood College Open Day for First Year boys wishing to join in September 2019 takes place on Saturday May 12th. 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…read more

Remembering and Reconciling

24th April 2018

On Sunday April 15th a unique event took place in the Church of Ireland Cathedral dedicated to St Macartin in Enniskillen, to commemorate the beatification of Blessed John Sullivan SJ…. That opening line sums up the legacy of the Jesuit who has united both traditions on this island. It was a fitting place, and tribute to…read more

Peace and Tranquillity

22nd April 2018

Parent Retreat Glendalough A wonderful sunny day welcomed the group of twenty-seven Clongowes parents (including the Headmaster, Mr Lumb) and three members of staff to Glendalough last Friday (20th April). On arrival we were fortified with tea, coffee and delicious homemade scones in the Brockagh Resource Centre in Laragh and full of enthusiasm for the day…read more

The Flipped Classroom

20th April 2018

Junior Cycle Science Fair Are animals affected by coloured light? Do scrum caps actually work? Butter or Olive Oil? Does packaging affect your taste perception? The Magnus effect on soccer balls? Is there a real difference between sport played on Artificial v Real Grass? Is advanced technology having an effect on society? Is there a…read more

UK Leadership Series

18th April 2018

Pictured above are the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb; Professor Neary; Chair of the Clongowes Foundation, Joe Rooney and President of the Clongowes Union, Joe McVeigh (OC’96) On the evening of Thursday 12thApril, some 50 Old Clongownians as well as a few parents and guests gathered in the Hallam Street Conference centre, near Regent’s Park in London, to hear…read more

Senior Soccer Final

16th April 2018

Clongowes Wood College 1; Belvedere College 3 Last Wednesday reigning champions Belvedere College retained the Joe McGrath Shield after a keenly contested final on a bitingly cold mid-April afternoon. Having defeated last year’s finalist Blackrock College in a penalty shoot-out at the semi-final stage, Noel Mason’s team was hoping to take two steps forward, but…read more

Duck Push Cake Sale

14th April 2018

On Sunday 22nd April a number of students from Syntax will host a cake sale with a difference after Sunday Mass in the Concourse area. Mr Aran McMahon (OC’88) who runs the award winning Rua Restaurant, Delicatessen and Shop in Castlebar, Co. Mayo has very kindly offered to help the boys to prepare some delicious treats,…read more

Representative Rugby from Clongowes

12th April 2018

Clongowes has a long tradition of pupils and past pupils playing representative rugby at provincial and international level (including selections for the Lions). Daniel Ross from Holywood, Co Down, became the first Old Clongownian to pull on the green jersey in 1884. More recently the international jersey has been worn by Old Clongownians, Gordon D’Arcy,…read more

The Happy Wall

10th April 2018

Before the Easter break we celebrated the International Day of Happiness. On the day itself Mr Paul McCormack led us in our morning prayer, addressing the very question of what makes us happy. As part of the question, a deeper reflection ensued, giving it that Ignatian flavour: what gives us a true sense of happiness? This…read more

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