Music Success

17th February 2018

Newpark Music Festival Success While most students were on a well-deserved break during the February mid-term, two singers from Rudiments, Sean Lannen (left) and Thomas Breen, travelled to Blackrock in Dublin to represent Clongowes at the Newpark Music Festival. This Festival has been running for 27 years and has seen some of the best young…read more

And So Lent Begins…

15th February 2018

And So Lent Begins… “The black ash is wet and cold. A practiced thumb stamps us with two intersecting lines of burnt palms from last year. Those gathered at Mass walk back up the aisle to their places as we await the dismissal. Looking around, I see so many faces: young, old, teens, mothers, fathers,…read more

Visit of Fr. Victor Assouad SJ

9th February 2018

Visit of Fr. Victor Assouad SJ Fr Victor Assouad, S.J., who visited Clongowes last week, is Fr General’s Delegate for Western Europe and the Near East. His ‘territory’ covers Ireland, the UK, Holland, Flanders and francophone Europe, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, Morocco, Algiers and Syria, so he has a very large area for which he is…read more

Cup Teams Advance

7th February 2018

The cup season is well and truly upon us and the Junior and Senior campaigns continue apace as their respective competitions reach the quarterfinal stage… The seniors were first into the arena on the first day of spring, when they took on old rivals, The King’s Hospital, in Clontarf. The men from Clongowes raced into…read more

Cometh the Hour

5th February 2018

There was a moment early in the second half of the Junior Cup match in Donnybrook this afternoon when we wondered whether things would indeed go according to the coaches’ best laid plans or whether the boys from Temple Carrig would upset our apple cart. From a standing start at 7-0 down early on, the…read more

Launching the Pool

3rd February 2018

New Swimming Pool to be officially opened by Tánaiste, Simon Coveney The long awaited new 25 metre, five-lane swimming pool in Clongowes quietly entered service before Christmas and has been noisily much in demand since then with – it seems – the whole school (whether wet behind the ears or not) eager to dip more…read more

The Best of Rivals

1st February 2018

Clongowes Wood College 29 The King’s Hospital 21 Relations between Clongowes Wood College and The King’s Hospital go back a long way and run deep. As our closest rugby playing neighbours, for many years it was the tradition for our cup teams to open their friendly seasons against them every September, and readers of a…read more

Fr Provincial’s Visitation

28th January 2018

Fr Leonard Moloney, Irish Jesuit Provincial and erstwhile Headmaster of Clongowes (2004-2015) visited the college for three days last week (22nd-24th January) and met with the Jesuit Community, students and staff. The primary purpose of the Provincial’s visitation is his canonical annual stay with the community when he has a personal interview with each member….read more

Crossing Barriers

26th January 2018

As part of the annual Christian Unity week celebrations, Clongowes was delighted to take part in a bilateral celebration of the Christian faith with The King’s Hospital, Palmerstown on Sunday, January 21st. Students from King’s Hospital arrived in Clongowes for tea and coffee at around 10.30, accompanied by Head of Pastoral Care, Mr. John Aiken,…read more

Christmas Day At Sea

24th January 2018

Christmas Day At Sea: Capsizing, And Rowing The Atlantic   Congratulations to Old Clongownian and School Captain Tommy Browne (2010) and the ‘Relentless Rowers’, who have just finished rowing 5,000km across the Atlantic Ocean, setting an Irish record and raising some much needed funds for the Childrens’ Unit in Cork University Hospital in the process….read more

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