The Beautiful Game

10th March 2017

Clongowes 1 – Belvedere 3 (after extra time) For the third time in a fortnight Belvedere proved to be the better team in the contest between the confraternal sister colleges. In the inaugural Leinster Schools Shield Tournament they edged Clongowes out of the competition in extra time after a 1-1 final score, but it might…read more

Lenten Reconciliation Service

9th March 2017

Last night (Wednesday, 8th March) we held our annual Lenten Reconciliation Service in Clongowes. Led by the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil SJ the whole school came together in the Sports Hall at 9.15pm for a 40-minute liturgy exploring the nature of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the need for forgiveness in our lives. Using our newly…read more

Singing Success

7th March 2017

Singing Success for Clongowes If you have any contact with Sean Lannen (Elements – pictured above) over the next few days, please take the time to congratulate him on being awarded first place in the Wesley College Interschool’s Music Festival, in the U14 Solo Singing competition. You might also spare a word for David Scott,…read more

Seniors go Down Fighting

6th March 2017

Clongowes Wood College 12 Belvedere College 17 In the end the gap of five points between the teams that had pertained for much of the game proved a bridge too far and the Clongowes senior team was obliged to give best to their confreres from Belvedere College at Donnybrook in the Leinster Schools’ Cup semi…read more

Parliamentary Debate

5th March 2017

Liam O’Connell Annual Schools’ Debate Just before the Mid Term Break (Monday, February 6th) a team of three Poetry students attended a parliamentary style debate in the Kildare County Council Buildings in an attempt to regain the Liam O’Connell Perpetual Trophy previously won by Clongowes in 2012 and retained the following year. Jack Dowling recounts…read more

Drop. Everything. And. Read!

3rd March 2017

In celebration of World Book Week, a D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) event was organised by the James Joyce Library here in Clongowes today (March 3rd), when the normal timetable was dropped at 10.20. For forty minutes students and staff read books (or e-books), graphic novels, magazines or newspapers of their choosing. (Pictured above are Shane…read more

Juniors Depart

28th February 2017

Clongowes 14: Belvedere’s 15. Alas the Clongowes Juniors JUST came up short when falling to Belvedere by the narrowest of margins in a closely contested Leinster Schools’ Junior Cup quarter-final at Donnybrook yesterday. Having led by two points (14-12) as the game entered the final quarter, Emmet Condron’s charges were obliged to repel attack after…read more

Alumnus of the Year 2016

26th February 2017

There was surely a straw or two in the wind for the Rector and quintessential Old Clongownian, Fr Michael Sheil, SJ (OC’56), when he found himself excluded from the deliberations of the Evaluation Committee for the Alumnus of the Year 2016 last February. Fr Sheil had already appeared on the front cover of ‘The Clongownian…read more

Cheltenham Preview Night

24th February 2017

Eddie O’Leary of Gigginstown House Stud, leading amateur jockey Katie Walsh and Robbie Power, recent winner of the Stan James Irish Gold Cup on Sizing John, were amongst the panel for a Cheltenham Preview Night held last night (Thursday 23rd February) at the Westgrove Hotel in Clane, Co Kildare. The MC for the night was…read more

Reaching for the Stars

14th February 2017

We are delighted to announce that one of our students from the Rhetoric Graduating class of 2016 has been awarded a prestigious Ad Astra Academic Scholarship at UCD… Donnchadh Walsh (Rhetoric 2016) was awarded the Ad Astra Academic Scholarship at a ceremony held at the O’Reilly Hall, University College Dublin, on 2nd February 2017. This scholarship rewards highly…read more

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