Retreats / Pilgrimages

Parent Retreats: A one-day retreat for Parents / Guardians will take place on Friday 8th or Friday 22nd April in Glendalough Co Wicklow. There will be a hike, prayer and…

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Venerable John Sullivan

The annual Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving for the life and work of the Servant of God, the Venerable Father John Sullivan SJ, was celebrated in the Church of Saint Francis…

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Welcoming Brother Jeff

Last month saw the arrival Brother Jeffrey Pioquinto SJ in Clongowes and he will remain with us until Easter as part of his tertianship. The Rector, Fr Michael Sheil tells…

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Christian Unity Week in CWC

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…

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Grammar Parent Day

Dr Fergus Heffernan a Clinical Psychologist, with an MSc in Family Therapies, and a PHD in Neuro Science (pictured here speaking at the Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth) will be our…

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Mary Collins RIP

As the new term was about to start, we received the sad news of the death of Mary Collins, may she rest in peace. Mary started work here in 1979, just…

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SRPA Christmas Jumpers

Tapping into Christmas zeitgeist that was everywhere in Clongowes on Monday the Festive Season was given a boost by the proliferation of Christmas Jumpers and other seasonal garb around the…

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Advent Reconciliation

Immediately following our Penitential Liturgy at the start of Advent (Wednesday 2nd December) there was an extraordinary response from the student body to the new format and offering of the Sacrament…

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Leadership Series

Last week Ms Orlaith Carmody, an international speaker, coach, author of ‘Perform as a Leader’ and MD of Mediatraining.ie, addressed an audience of Old Clongownians, parents and staff on “The Performance of Leadership”. The event, which…

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Syrian Refugees

On Wednesday November 11th the Grammar CSPE classes received a visit from Mr. David Moriarty from the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). Mr. Moriarty spoke to us about the work of…

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Elements Parent Day

This year, the Elements Parent Day will take place on Sunday, 22nd November 2015. Our ‘guest’ presenter will be our very own Fr Barney McGuckian.  Fr Barney will aim to…

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Fr Provincial’s Visitation

Fr Tom Layden, Irish Jesuit Provincial and Old Clongownian (1975) visited Clongowes for four days this week (15th-19th) and met with the students and staff. Fr Layden arrived on Sunday…

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Visit to Portora

On Wednesday of last week, November 11th a group of eleven students from Syntax and Poetry, Dan Reilly, David Morrin, Luke MacQuillan, Jonathan Farrington, Jason Smith, Dan Gannon, Ross O’Doherty,…

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Mass for Deceased OCs

Mass for the Deceased Members of the Clongowes Union The autumn season is always rich in colour – but as November moves towards its end – the very richness of…

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Remembrance Tree

Our annual November Remembrance Tree has made an appearance back in the concourse. It will stand in front of the chaplaincy board where students, staff and parents can take the…

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Leadership Background

Ensuring that our Clongowes profile has a strong presence with alumni, current parents and the wider community is important for our future development goals. We develop relationships with many of our…

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Rudiments Parent Day

This year, the Rudiments Parent Day will take place on Sunday, 8th November 2015 as indicated on the school calendar. Our guest speaker will be Ms Marguerite Kiely, Clinical Director…

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Syntax Parent Day

This year, the Syntax Parent Day will take place on Sunday 18th October 2015 as indicated on the school calendar. We are very pleased to announce that Fr Peter McVerry…

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Rhetoric 2022 check in

Time never stands still at Clongowes and last week (Saturday 10th October), with Elements well settled and engaged in a host of pursuits, the day had arrived to welcome potential…

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