TY Students Meet Polar Explorer Alex Hibbert

20th March 2020

Last Thursday, TY students were visited by guest speaker Alex Hibbert – a polar expedition leader who spent six months living and working among the Polar Eskimos of remote northwest Greenland. The boys listened on intently as Alex recounted his journey into some of the harshest environments known to man. He explained that he had…read more

Kildare Student Enterprise Awards

18th March 2020

On Thursday 5th March, The Kildare Local Enterprise Office Student Enterprise Awards took place in the Killashee House Hotel, Naas. Clongowes was represented by two mini-companies; Talk Native and Womba Milkshakes – the latter is run by Transition Year students as part of their Duck Push fundraising efforts for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. The…read more

Leinster Rugby Update

13th March 2020

13th March 2020   We received the following statement yesterday afternoon from Leinster Rugby:   “All Domestic Rugby activities have been suspended until 29th March. The Irish Rugby Football Union, together with Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster Rugby, have announced the suspension of all Domestic Rugby activity from 6 pm this evening 12th March until…read more

The Academy Looks at The Origins of Communication

11th March 2020

Yesterday evening, Daniel Groome delivered his paper on ‘The Origins of Communication’ to staff and students as The Academy assembled for the fourth in a series of presentations by Poetry students. Daniel’s paper explored the evolution of communication and its role in aiding the survival of the human race. He proposed that our advancement as…read more

Harmony Addiction Awareness Workshop

9th March 2020

On Thursday the 27th of February, TY students attended an Addiction Awareness Workshop facilitated by Mr Roger Mehta, pre-accredited Addiction Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Roger travels the length and breadth of the country delivering workshops to various schools and youth organisations and his innovative use of music and film to address the themes of addiction, recovery…read more

Drop Everything and Read – D.E.A.R

6th March 2020

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The school held its annual Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) session last Wednesday the 4th of March. DEAR is organised by our dedicated school librarian Ms O’Loughlin to coincide with World Book Day. Clongowes promotes reading all year round and the James Joyce Library has a wealth of reading resources and of course, we have…read more

SCT Semi-Final Win

4th March 2020

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Clongowes Wood College 29: St Vincent’s Castleknock College 19 For the first time since 2014, our Senior Cup Team have booked their place in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup final following Monday’s semi-final win at Donnybrook. The boys ran onto the pitch under a blue sky to the roars of their loyal supporters who…read more

The First Day of Lent

2nd March 2020

Dust you are and unto dust, you shall return. Ecclesiastes 3:20   Last Wednesday, the school community joined together for the annual Ash Wednesday service in the Boys’ Chapel. This marked the first day of Lent, the six weeks of fasting and prayer preceding Easter. The service was led by Fr. Michael Sheil SJ who…read more

Juniors Bow Out

28th February 2020

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Blackrock College 43: Clongowes Wood College 15   Our Junior Cup Team’s winning streak has come to an end following their defeat by Blackrock College at yesterday’s Junior Cup quarter-final in Donnybrook. Both teams set off at a pace of 100mph with Blackrock taking the lead shortly after kick-off with a successful penalty. James…read more

Peregrine Falcon

26th February 2020

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In recent months, the College has been pleased to welcome a rather uncommon visitor – a Peregrine Falcon. The Peregrine has been making a steady comeback in Ireland following a rapid decline in the 1960s due to pesticide poisoning. As a result, Peregrine populations are still recovering due to sustained conservation efforts. Mr Barry…read more

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