From a Land Down Under

9th October 2017

This year’s Transition Year Clongowes / Riverview Exchange is under way and we have settled in very well and are enjoying finding out about life in Ireland. The exchange involves six students from each College exchanging life in the opposite hemisphere and experiencing literally how the other half live… While outdoor temperatures rocket in Sydney we…read more

Live Life to the Fullest

6th October 2017

POETRY PARENT DAY Poetry Parent Day will take place on Sunday 15th October 2017. The day will begin at 09.15 with refreshments in the concourse. Our speakers will be in room 3 at 09.50am; we will finish with Eucharist in the Sports Hall at 11.30, followed by an option to stay for lunch. Our main speaker for…read more

Cross Country Success

4th October 2017

Bouyed and enthused by the success of the Sports Day a few weeks ago, the gentlemen of the Cross Country Team betook themselves to Carlow last week for the first leg of the Three Counties Cross Country on 26th September under the tutelage of their coach, Mr Shane Heslin… An encouraging number of boys had…read more

Changes in the Foundation

2nd October 2017

New Chair of Fundraising in the Clongowes Foundation After forty-two years of service to Clongowes, the last four of which were as Chair of Fundraising in the Clongowes Foundation, Martin Nugent has announced his retirement and has been replaced in this role by Joseph Rooney (OC’79). Joe (pictured above being congratulated by the Headmaster, Mr…read more

Faith in One Another

29th September 2017

Grammar Retreat On Wednesday the 21st of September, the boys in Grammar set off on their religious retreat to the monastery in Esker, Co. Galway. It was a welcome break in what had been a busy first few weeks to the school year. Stephen Black and James Ward take up the story… We set off…read more

Syntax Parent Day

27th September 2017

This year, the Syntax Parent Day will take place on Sunday 8th October 2017 and we are very pleased to announce that Fr Peter McVerry S.J. will be the guest speaker. Fr McVerry (OC’62) is an Irish Jesuit who needs little introduction to many of us. He is a powerful voice especially as a champion…read more

TY Outdoor Education Trip

25th September 2017

On Tuesday the 12th of September, with the Junior Certificate results still looming, the Syntax group of 2017/18 set out on their Outdoor Education Trip to Rostrevor, Co. Down. Julian Jimenez Ospina was there for ‘Clongowes Digest’…   Starting with a splash Having arrived in Rostrevor, we split into groups and were pitched straight into…read more

The Class of 1997

22nd September 2017

It is easy to keep in contact these days. All sorts of social media and messaging platforms help you chat and glance occasionally at the lives of others. But there is something different about meeting up as a group – especially after a long period of time – in rekindling old friendships and also having…read more

Union Business Lunch

20th September 2017

  The Annual Clongowes Union Business Lunch Friday, 20th October 2017 @ 12.30pm Conrad Hotel, Dublin Guest Speaker: Denis O’Brien Denis O’Brien is Chairman of the privately owned telecommunications company Digicel Group, which operates in 32 markets with over 14.5 million subscribers. Denis is a Director on the US Board of Concern Worldwide and a…read more

Junior Cert Results

13th September 2017

On Wednesday (September 13th) the Syntax boys received their Junior Cert Results three months after completing the exams and following a few days of nervous anticipation. They had no need to worry as the results proved to be very good and compared favourably with those of their predecessors. The Headmaster, Mr Lumb, congratulated them on…read more

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