Transition Year - Clongowes Wood College

Model UN

22nd March 2024

In February a group of Transition Year students took part in the Model UN event at Wesley College, Dublin.  Student, Jack Reams shared his experiences of the 2 day Model UN. “On the 23rd of February a group of students including myself embarked on a journey we will never forget by attending the annual Model…read article

Art Students’ Laudato Si Mural

20th May 2022

Clongowes Transition Year art students Eoin, Benedikt, Alfonso, Javier, Cyril, Liam, Daniel & Allen undertook the grand task of painting a Laudoto Si mural in the Irish Jesuits International Garden in Dublin earlier this month. The students worked with Syrian fine artist, Manar Al-Shouha, to commission a mural of their design to represent Laudoto Si,…read article

Duck Push 24 Hr Run

27th May 2021

On Tuesday morning May 25th our Syntax students embarked on a 24hr run with the goal of running an accumulative length of Ireland. They would run in groups around the athletics track over the course of 24hrs, including through the night.    This was all in aid of this year’s Duck Push, with all proceeds…read article

Duck Push Phone Cases

12th May 2021

For Mini-Company this year, my group and I have designed and sourced Limited Edition, Eco-Friendly Clongowes-branded phone cases. The product is bamboo-based, and therefore recyclable and overall easy to handle. It is a high quality, durable item which will protect and enhance your phone. You can purchase the phone cases from the following link for…read article

Gees Jams

10th May 2021

Gees Jams now available from the Duck Push Shop   While in lockdown in Malta I was thinking about how we might raise funds for this year’s Duck Push Project.    My Dad enjoys producing award-winning artisanal jams and marmalades, using only the freshest, local produce so you might say that the answer was…read article

Duck Push 5k Run

6th May 2021

The Clongowes 5km / 10km Fun Run in aid of Duck Push 2021 took place on Saturday, April 24th. The Duck Push is an annual fundraiser led by TY students that purchases vital medical equipment for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. With blue skies as a backdrop and a warming sun on their backs,…read article

Cake For Crumlin 2021

23rd March 2021

Since 2014, Aran Mc Mahon (OC ’88), of Mayo’s Rua Cafe and Delicatessen,  has helped the boys of successive TY years put together an annual concourse Bake Sale to raise funds for the Duck Push and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.  Aran and Rua head baker Derek Gallagher, (whose own son Daniel has benefited…read article

Duck Push 2021

12th March 2021

Clongowes Duck Push 2021 is the continuation of a 27-year long tradition of fundraising by the Transition Year students at Clongowes. The boys aim to raise funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital in the spirit of ‘Kids Helping Kids’. The Duck Push are delighted to announce that this year we have set a target of €40,000…read article

SciFest at Clongowes

3rd March 2021

On behalf of the Science Department, we are delighted to share the results of our 4th Annual SciFest@Clongowes which featured entries from both Elements and Syntax students.  Although the boys are learning from home right now, our science teachers were very keen that students didn’t miss out on being part of SciFest this year, so…read article

A Portrait of The TY Barista

16th December 2020

Last week a group of Transition Year (TY) students were brought to a local coffee roaster for an introduction into coffee roasting and barista techniques.  Our TY programme is rich and varied with time set aside for fun learning activities such as the barista course. One of the participating students, Dane Cormack, offered to tell…read article

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