Elements go North

12th February 2017

From the moment they awoke on the morning of January 23rd the First Years were all but uncontainable with excitement at the prospect of the annual trip to Belfast. Cub reporter Fiachra Lamb takes up the story… The excitement was high on Monday 23rd January when our merry band of boys, set off for Belfast, where…read more

Liturgical Media in Clongowes

9th February 2017

Last Sunday February 5th, we introduced liturgical media within our celebration of the Eucharist in the Sports Hall. This inaugural liturgy featured the extensive use of twin screens and two laser projectors on either side of the altar to enhance our worship and deepen our understanding of the Eucharistic Liturgy. Speaking to the students at…read more

Crossing Barriers

7th February 2017

As part of the annual Christian Unity week celebrations, Clongowes was delighted to take part in a bilateral celebration of the Christian faith with The King’s Hospital in Palmerstown on Sunday, January 29th. Students from King’s Hospital arrived in Clongowes for tea and coffee at around 10.30, accompanied by members of staff – Mr. John…read more

A Garda’s Life For Me

27th January 2017

On Thursday, the 19th of January, Ms. Dooley’s 3rd year CSPE class travelled to The Garda College in Templemore in Co. Tipperary for their Action Project on Law. The aim was to understand An Garda Síochána, and its role in the community. Luke McMahon was there for Clongowes Digest… Upon arrival we were met by…read more

Solving Real World Problems

24th January 2017

The science department was delighted to welcome Professor James Gleeson back to Clongowes on Wednesday last, the 18th of January. Clongowes physics students are once again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick and the department has once again linked up with the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry to develop mathematical…read more

CSI Clongowes

21st January 2017

Last Saturday (January 14th), Transition Year was treated to a C.S.I. workshop by a member of the Sydney Police Department. The groups had to solve a murder case presented by the police using the same information that was available to the real police when they had been asked to solve the mystery. Sean Lysaght was…read more

Knights of the Borrowed Dark

18th January 2017

Energetic, enthusiastic, engaging, encouraging – all this can be said of author Dave Rudden, based on our evening with him last Tuesday (17th January). Rudden’s novel ‘Knights of the Borrowed Dark’, the first of a trilogy, has captured the imaginations of the Book Club students who were in attendance. College Librarian, Jane O’Loughlin takes up…read more

Macbeth Unlimited 

29th December 2016

It’s Shakespeare, Jim – but not as we know it… The ubiquitous Bard of Avon wrote Macbeth around 1609, and since then it has been the most performed of his works – more than any other of the great tragedies. Earlier this year the gentlemen of the Year of Transition 2016 decided to make the…read more

Elements of Reading

27th December 2016

Awards to Elements for Diversifying Reading There is a hunger for reading in Elements as shown by the number of students who were presented with a Reading Challenge Certificate recently by the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb. Twenty four Elements students were presented with the award for completing a reading challenge set by the college librarian,…read more

It’s beginning to feel a lot like…

17th December 2016

The season of goodwill is well and truly upon us here in Clongowes and the boys are immersed in the serious business of Christmas exams, all of which must be done, dusted and reported on before their departure next week for more than two weeks of vacation. Christmas is evident everywhere, from the festive trees…read more

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