Headmaster’s Assembly

29th March 2017

The Boys’ Chapel was packed on Wednesday (March 29th) for the Headmaster’s Assembly just ten days before the start of the Easter Vacation. Mr Lumb commenced by congratulating the students in Grammar and Rhetoric on their results in the Mock Exams as they begin their final preparations for their state exams in June. Noting that…read more

French Theatre

27th March 2017

Tuesday the 21st of March provided an unique day for us. To witness the pure comedy provided by the brilliant French Theatre For Schools was an experience I’ll certainly not forget. It gave the chance for all Poetry French students to take a ‘deserved’ break from the books and to sit back and enjoy the…read more

Crossing the ‘Chalkline’

25th March 2017

Mr Shane Heslin’s English class have been reading Jane Mitchell’s novel ‘Chalkline’ and decided to invite the author, Jane Mitchell, to Clongowes to give them the inside story on her sensational novel. Much to their delight she said yes and ‘Clongowes Digest’ was fortunate to have Harry Browne (from Elements and no mean wordsmith himself)…read more

Golf Classic in K Club

23rd March 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

American Football

21st March 2017

Clongowes Wood College v Georgetown Prep, Maryland On a chilly Monday afternoon Clongowes hosted fellow Jesuit College, Georgetown Preparatory School from Maryland USA. With the rugby season drawing to a close it was a great opportunity for our boys to have one last game before focussing on our summer term programme. With the short St…read more

Minding Your Brain

19th March 2017

Dr Elizabeth Walsh (Clinical Psychiatrist, UCHG), mother of Donnchadh (OC’16) and Richard (Rhetoric) visited Clongowes recently (Thursday, March 9th)  to give a talk to Rhetoric entitled ‘Mental Illness and Minding Your Brain’. Dr Walsh touched on the areas of stress and how to manage it as we head towards the Leaving Cert. In a lively discussion…read more

Vocal Master Classes

17th March 2017

Last week (Friday 10th March) Clongowes held set of vocal master classes given by renowned Irish Tenor Emmanuel Lawler, who is also a lecturer in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and the Chairman of Feis Ceoil. Members of the Senior Choir, Schola and members of staff sat in at various times and observed Mr…read more

Author Visit: Gerard Siggins

15th March 2017

Rugby Spirit Gerard Siggins series of books, Rugby Spirit, are proving very popular with students in Elements and Rudiments for a number of reasons: rugby, boarding school, historical figures and the supernatural. The language is accessible and they are relatively short and so particularly appealing for the more reluctant readers. Yesterday (Tuesday 14th March), the…read more

Fr John Sullivan Tournament

13th March 2017

Fr. John Sullivan SJ U14 Tournament On Saturday 11th March 2017, 11 teams from all over the country travelled to Clongowes for the first annual Fr John Sullivan SJ tournament. Thankfully, the weather was kind to us and the rain managed to stay off for the full day. The teams competed in groups of three…read more

Applied Maths Finalists

11th March 2017

On Thursday March 2nd, eleven students from Poetry and Rhetoric along with Mr Stephen O’Hara took part in the East Midlands regional competition of the Irish Applied Maths Teachers Association Senior Applied Mathematics quiz. Marc Bollee, Cormac Watson and Conor Galvin finished in first place while Billy Minch, Connell Kennelly and Michael Colivet came in…read more

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