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Mr Spicebag Visits Clongowes

18th January 2022

Spice bags are not on the Clongowes menu but can be found and smelt in the school some evenings. They definitely have their fans and have been known occasionally to replace the ‘coffee’ during those ‘Coffee Evening’ treats, somewhat nudging out the popular pizza treat at times. As such it was impossible for Ms O’Loughlin,…read more

Gravel football at Clongowes

21st December 2020

In September 2019, Declan O’Keeffe, College Historian, represented Clongowes at the British Society of Sport History Annual Conference in Liverpool Hope University, where he presented a paper entitled: “‘All the other boots and legs ran after’ – the long life and slow death of ‘Gravel’ football”. Declan was subsequently asked to contribute a chapter on…read more

The Return of the Master Storyteller – Niall de Burca

23rd October 2020

Niall de Burca, Ireland’s foremost traditional storyteller has visited us here at Clongowes since 2009. He has performed in many of our spaces over this time – The James Joyce Library, Green Room, Higher Line Rec Room, to mention a few. This year due to a daytime performance, social distancing requirements and other demands on…read more

The Full Story – Accolades for Clongowes

2nd June 2020

It is pleasing to end this bizarre summer term with the inclusion of two Clongownians on Dave Rudden’s winners’ list for the inaugural tri-school short story competition, ‘The Full Story’.  Rhetoric student Julian Jimenez-Ospina was awarded Runner-Up in the Senior category for his story titled ‘Dance in City Square’ inspired by the image of Dutch…read more

English Essay Medal Winners

25th May 2020

The Medal Essay competition each year opens a window on the creative writing talent of our students. Some are soaring at great heights, brave in their expression, offering perspectives and insight with a maturity of thought and sensitivity of mind. Others have gathered the courage to begin their flight, have just taken off and hopefully…read more

Battle of the Books – 3 Schools, 1 Book

6th May 2020

What wins???  YOU decide!! The librarians of Belvedere College SJ., Clongowes Wood College SJ, and Gonzaga  College SJ, invite our students, parents, staff and alumni to choose our inaugural ‘3 Schools,1 Book‘ summer holiday read. Look at the shortlist (see below), choose your favourite option as a summer 2020 read, cast your vote and if…read more

‘The Full Story’ Writing Competition

5th May 2020

In a wonderful initiative between three Jesuit schools, we are excited to be part of ‘The Full Story’ writing competition which takes place this month. We are teaming up with Belevedere College SJ and Gonzaga College SJ to showcase the wealth of creativity and talent amongst the students in all three colleges. Award-winning author, Dave…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

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

Elements Author Visit

10th January 2020

Yesterday, the author of Dangerous Games, Mr James Butler, visited Clongowes to discuss his very successful novel with our Elements group. Dangerous Games, set in Ireland, is a gritty and suspenseful urban tale of two brothers whose lives have been radically changed following the death of their father. The boys were all ears as James discussed…read more

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