A Pilgrimage of Trust

22nd April 2017

Taizé Pilgrimage Following a gap of two years the Clongowes Easter pilgrimage to Taizé in France resumed this spring during Holy Week. Once again it proved to be a time and place where eight students from Poetry took the opportunity to deepen their faith and live a life of simplicity, prayer and community along with…read more

Fr John Sullivan Beatification

20th April 2017

Masses for the beatification of Fr John Sullivan SJ The date for the beatification ceremony of Blessed John Sullivan elect has been confirmed for Saturday 13th May in Gardiner St Church at 11am (see below). There will also be a Mass of Thanksgiving in Clongowes the following week on Saturday 20th May at 19.00 (not…read more

Foundations of Hope

18th April 2017

Hope Foundation – Kolkata 2017 Last month six Transition Year students, Harry Arkwright, Brian Gallagher, Tom Gilheany, Ross MacGoey, John Maher and Conor Martin along with Mr Noel Murray and Old Clongownian, Pyers O’Connor Nash (OC’69) set off for Kolkata ‘The City of Joy’ as part of the HOPE Foundation trip. As is evident from the…read more

Our Greatness in God’s eyes

16th April 2017

‘We are entitled to our greatness in God’s eyes’ On Wednesday 5th April, the Pope John Paul II Awards hosted a special day of celebrations at Knock, Co. Mayo to mark ten years of the award and the achievements of more than 20,000 participants from 24 dioceses across the island of Ireland. All current and…read more

Golf Classic in K Club

12th April 2017

As part of their fund raising campaign for the Clongowes Duck Push the gentlemen of Syntax are organising the Duck Push Golf Classic at the K-Club in Straffan Co. Kildare on Wednesday, May 3rd. They are aiming to attract 25 teams, each consisting of 4 golfers, to take part in this special event for which…read more

Breaking Good

10th April 2017

Crystal Clear Winner We are delighted to report that Kieran Barrett Gomez (Rudiments) was recently announced as a joint winner of the SSPC-iCRAG National Crystal Growing Competition. Kieran won an iPad mini for his efforts and he and his classmates were invited to a prize-giving event in the SSPC centre, University of Limerick on Monday, April…read more

Dictum meum pactum

8th April 2017

Bond Trader Challenge ‘Dictum meum pactum’ (my word is my bond) is the motto of the London Stock Exchange, where bargains are made with no exchange of documents and no written pledges being given. On Wednesday, 29th March, 12 Poetry students departed Clongowes to attend the Kildare County Bond Trader Challenge in the Keadeen Hotel…read more

Sean the Cantabrigian

6th April 2017

Sean McMahon (OC’16) meets our budding undergraduates Sean McMahon is currently home from the University of Cambridge for his Easter Break. Having now completed two of his three semesters of First Year he was more than happy to come back and share his experiences of college life so far. Sean is studying Science in Gonville…read more

Musicians and Illucinations

4th April 2017

On Thursday and Friday, 30th and 31st March, Third Line and Syntax took to the stage with their dramatic offerings as Clongowes witnessed the long awaited return of its very own Festival of Drama… Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations by Alan Ayckbourn Ernie’s incredible imagination is alarming his parents and they go to the doctor in search…read more

Return of the MACSI

31st March 2017

Maths Modelling On Friday March 31st, Professor James Gleeson, Professor of Industrial and Applied Mathematics at the University of Limerick (UL) and Co-Director of the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI), returned to Clongowes for his last visit of this academic year. Professor Gleeson had already visited us in October and January to…read more

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