A Day For Rejoicing

14th May 2017

Blessed John Sullivan SJ beatified The first ever beatification in Ireland – that of Fr John Sullivan SJ – took place at 11.00 on Saturday, 13th May, 2017 in Gardiner Street Church, and it was a truly joyful and moving occasion. The principal celebrant and homilist was Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes…read more

Cricket Tour

12th May 2017

On the May Bank Holiday Weekend a group of cricketers from Clongowes accompanied by Fr. Michael Sheil SJ, Tom Carroll, Joe Flannery and Niall Black journeyed to Mount St. Mary’s School, Spinkhill, Derbyshire to play two matches. This was a mixed aged group team from first year to transition year. The boys settled in on…read more

Pig Push

10th May 2017

Ducks can fly, but pigs…? The Clongowes Duck has migrated and mutated into a pig in New South Wales (NSW), courtesy of Richard Fleming (OC’06) and Justin Fleming (no relation), who visited Clongowes in 2004 as a GAP Exchange student. Richard (on the right) and Justin (on the left) decided to apply the successful Clongowes Duck…read more

Different Approaches

8th May 2017

Last Tuesday, 2nd May, Physics students from Poetry travelled to the University of Limerick with Mr Stephen O’Hara to make their final presentations for the Mathematical Modelling project. This project, which is the only one of its kind in the country, is run by James Gleeson, Professor of Industrial and Applied Mathematics at UL and…read more

Chateau de Clongowes

6th May 2017

Clongowes Wine 2017 As part of their fund raising activities for the Duck Push this year three boys in Syntax decided to provide past pupils and parents with a set of good quality European wines with a label, which reflected the history of the College and at a competitive price. Mark Galvin, Ross McGoey and…read more

London Leadership

4th May 2017

Gordon D’Arcy Clongowes London Leadership April 2017 Last Thursday April 27th, the annual Clongowes London Leadership series took place. Seventy plus UK based OC’s accompanied by some very welcome guests were privileged to gain considerable insights into the contemporary world of the professional rugby game. Gordon D’Arcy OC’98 (pictured above with Martin Nugent, Chair of…read more

We Were Blessed

2nd May 2017

Clongowes Parent Retreat ‘We were blessed in every way, a beautiful location, in the company of great people and best of all, super weather!’ So wrote Liz O’Kane after a day spent in and around Glendalough on the 2017 Parent Retreat… At 10.00 last Friday (29th April) 23 parents, including the Headmaster Mr Lumb, arrived with springs…read more

Clongowes Links

30th April 2017

Earlier this year Jack O’Quigley, Eddie Boland and Hugo O’Donnell, decided that the boys in Clongowes could use a good set of cufflinks to complement their formal dress. They felt that there would be a demand from students who might like a ‘keep sake’ for the year that was in it as well as demand…read more

Cup Success At Last!

28th April 2017

Forster Cup Final It may have come as something of a (pleasant) surprise to some to note that the cup rugby season for Clongowes had not terminated with the departure of the Senior Cup Team in the semi-finals of their competition. Far from it – the Senior Fourths, under the guidance of Messrs Liam McGovern,…read more

Victoribus Spolia

26th April 2017

Inter Aulas Academiæ! On Tuesday 4th April our Latin class accompanied by Mr Adam Conry headed for Trinity College Dublin to compete in this year’s Latin Poetry Competition. This annual event brings together Junior and Senior Cycle students of Latin, Greek and Classics to read poetry in the vernacular of Ancient Rome. The contestants are…read more

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