Set the World on Fire

8th April 2018

Set the world on fire The vernal equinox has come and gone and the days have begun to outstrip the nights as we return to school for the final eight weeks before the Summer Vacation. Although this may be the shortest term it contains a packed schedule before the majority of the students depart for…read more

Duck Push Vinyl

6th April 2018

This April while you are doing your usual Spring clean we are asking people young and old to leave in any old vinyl records or CDs they are not using to Reception at Clongowes. The boys in Syntax have found a way to make your old vinyl add to their fundraising efforts. This is another…read more

Easter Greetings

23rd March 2018

The vernal equinox has come and gone, the days have begun to outstrip the nights and, as Clongowes closes its doors for the Easter Holidays and we draw breath after a busy second term, we do well to reflect on all that has befallen us since Christmas. The school has once more emerged from the…read more

Shadows and Darkness

21st March 2018

Tenebrae: Passion and Death in the Sports Hall Tonight (Wednesday 21st March) saw this year’s Tenebrae Service staged in The Sports Hall at 21.00 for the entire school. Together with the Clongowes Schola under the baton of Mr Cyril Murphy we had several guest performers as well as some home-grown talent from among the students…read more

Leadership Series

19th March 2018

  The Clongowes Foundation invites you and a guest to join us for the LEADERSHIP SERIES 2018 ‘Before we lead others we must lead ourselves’ JACK KAVANAGH (OC’11) Cultivating and maintaining the characteristics of leadership and resilience in life is a constant challenge for all of us, so we are pleased to have Jack Kavanagh…read more

Lenten Reconciliation

17th March 2018

On Wednesday of last week March 7th, the entire student body in Clongowes came together for a liturgy in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation for Lent 2018 led by Fr Barney McGuckian SJ. As we gathered together in the Sports Hall at 9.15pm, the atmosphere was relaxed and reflective as we watched some film,…read more

Igniting the Mission in NYC!

15th March 2018

Fordham Preparatory School Exchange This academic year saw the launch of our exchange with Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, New York. Last November we welcomed some students and staff from the school to Clongowes and the good folk in Fordham reciprocated the invitation last month during the Mid-Term Break… Fordham Prep is a Jesuit…read more

‘Can we talk about Jesus?’

13th March 2018

Over 120 Jesuit school principals, including our own Mr Chris Lumb, spent four days together discussing the challenges and opportunities that the plurality of religions in Europe pose for them in their roles. Principals from Irish Jesuit schools travelled to The Loyola Retreat Centre in Spain last week to meet with their counterparts from all around…read more

Má tá Gaeilge agat…

11th March 2018

Beidh Seachtain na Gaeilge á cheiliúradh againn i gColáiste Choill Chluana Gabhann an tseachtain seo, ón Luan an 12ú go dtí an Aoine an 16ú. 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 leabharlann Áit a…read more

450 Years Young

9th March 2018

Jubilee of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga The highest decoration given on Union Day in Clongowes is the Aloysius Award, named in honour of our patron saint, St Aloysius Gonzaga. The accolade is given for, inter alia, ‘courage and determination in personal and communal life – for development of character [and] placing his talents at the service…read more

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