Trad Group Road Trip

26th November 2017

At 10.45 on Friday, November 17th, the Clongowes Trad Group left the grounds of the school, buzzing with excitement in the proudly proclaimed ‘Trad Bus’. Mrs Heslin came prepared for the ravenous group we were, supplying us with snacks that were well needed by all. The chocolate was a great distraction from the cold November…read more

Scholarship Boys

24th November 2017

UCD Entrance Scholars and TCD Exhibitions We are delighted to announce that six of our outstanding students from the Rhetoric graduating class of 2017 have been recognised as UCD Entrance Scholars, while another six have been awarded Entrance Exhibitions in TCD. Each year both of these universities recognise the calibre of their incoming high-achieving students…read more

Leinster Schools Squad Reps

22nd November 2017

Leinster Schools Squad Representatitives Congratulations to the players pictured above who were selected to train as part of the Leinster Schools squad during the summer. They trained three days a week all summer, played an international match against the USA and toured to the UK where they played matches against Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers….read more

Remembrance Day 2017

20th November 2017

Mass for the Deceased Members of the Clongowes Union The autumn season is always rich in colour but as November moves towards its end the very richness of those colours is the sign that nature must face up to the fact that – to regenerate next spring – all growth must fade and die. As nature…read more

Spirituality and Mental Health

18th November 2017

RUDIMENTS AND GRAMMAR PARENT DAY Rudiments and Grammar Parent Day will take place on Sunday 26th November 2017. The day will begin at 09.30 with refreshments in the concourse, followed by our speaker and ending with Eucharist in the Sports Hall at 12.30pm. You are invited to say for lunch in the refectory should you…read more

Duck Push Wine

16th November 2017

We are pleased to let you know that the Duck Push Wine Company has a limited amount of stock ready for sale ahead of the Christmas season. You will remember that this wine was introduced in May of last year and was very popular, making an excellent gift for family and friends. Each bottle is…read more

Christmas Cards

14th November 2017

‘Tis the Season… Fabulous Christmas Cards will be available for sale from Saturday 18th November. Cards are sold 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 winter scenes of the Castle and College at Clongowes….read more

The Beautiful Game

12th November 2017

Elements display South American flair to become Regional Futsal Winners With origins in 1930’s Uruguay, ‘futebol de salão’ or Futsal is becoming increasingly popular in Ireland; for Clongowes it was a new venture into this South American footballing style… The 2017 FAI Post Primary Schools Futsal is a national competition, with regional blitzes, leading to…read more

Duelling Speakers

10th November 2017

Past v Present Debate The ghost of Daniel O’Connell must have been well pleased by the standard of debate that took place for the trophy named in his honour in Clongowes on Wednesday night (8th November) before an audience of some 60 students, staff, parents and Old Clongownians. The Liberator was a pacifist but he…read more

Fictional Clongowes

8th November 2017

Book Character Dress-up Day Buzz Our Inter-House approach to Book Character Dress-Up Day resulted in the best event of its kind to date. Classic and modern characters from the world of books added colour to corridors and classes. House Leaders selected a book character for their Houses. A competitive angle was introduced with Houses earning…read more

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