Mulled Wine, Mince Pies & Music!

1st December 2016

One of the highlights of the festive calendar in Clongowes is the Christmas Concert, which this year takes place on Sunday 11th December from 15.00 to 17.00 (both times sharp, unlike the music, which will also include flats…). This traditional event has been a feature of the Clongowes calendar for many years and is an opportunity to…read more

Duck Push Christmas Cards

27th November 2016

Fabulous Christmas Cards are now being sold in aid of the Duck Push, which purchases medical equipment for sick children. Everyone likes to support a charity at Christmas, and this charity is really worth it. Why not buy your cards now so you don’t leave it too late!? The high quality Christmas cards feature art…read more

Past v Present Debate

26th November 2016

The Music Performance Area was filled to capacity last week (Tuesday 15th, November) for the annual Past versus Present debate. This event has been held in the College each year since 2007 and was first launched by Fr. Conor Harper S.J. and Mr. Anthony Kenny (OC 55). Officially known as the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Debate,…read more

Clongowes Golf Balls

24th November 2016

It has been a good first term for golfers at Clongowes and this has been reflected in the from of senior skipper Conor Mulholland (Rhetoric), who has been on the Leinster under 18 panel for the last two years. Brothers James and Niall McCormick (Poetry) participated in the Ulster U-21 Youth Championship in Royal Belfast…read more

Foundation Leadership Series

21st November 2016

The Clongowes Wood College Foundation welcomed over 350 alumni, current parents along with the Rector, Fr. Michael Sheil SJ and our new Jesuit Provincial Fr. Leonard Moloney SJ to the O’Callaghan’s…

Hope for Christmas

19th November 2016

This week some members of our year group helped to check and pack Christmas presents at Team Hope’s Depot at nearby Peamount Hospital in Newcastle. (See for more information on this project). We are all familiar with the annual appeal for shoebox presents for children throughout the country and it was a privilege to…read more

UCD Entrance Scholars

17th November 2016

We are delighted to announce that seven of our outstanding students from the Rhetoric graduating class of 2016 have been recognised as UCD Entrance Scholars. Each year UCD recognises the calibre of its incoming high-achieving students with the award of UCD Entrance Scholar, which are presented to first year students who achieve 560 points or…read more

John Vincent Holland OC VC

15th November 2016

The hearts of Clongownians worldwide will have beaten a little faster and their pulses quickened last Friday when John Vincent Holland (OC 1909) was amongst those remembered at a wreath laying ceremony in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. The wreaths were laid in an Armistice Day ceremony at the Cross of Sacrifice, to remember the thousands of…read more

Proclamation Day

17th March 2016

Tuesday March 15th was declared Proclamation Day as part of the national commemoration of the 1916 Rising and we in Clongowes took special pride in the commemorations given our special link with the national flag, courtesy of Old Clongownian, Thomas Francis Meagher… The event was co-ordinated by Clongowes Archivist, Ms Margaret Doyle and took place…read more

Christian Unity Week in CWC

15th January 2016

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to 25th January – the octave of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The theme chosen for 2016 is ‘Salt of the Earth’, which is inspired by the verses from Peter’s first letter (1 Peter 2:9-10) and Jesus’ metaphors of salt and light. Peter’s…read more

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