How are you really?

Mental Health Week will be celebrated from the 7th-13th October 2018, with World Mental Health Day taking place on the Wednesday – October 10th. The theme for this year, as set by the…

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Lyrical Magic

RTÉ Lyric FM Outreach Tour The Transition year Social Outreach Programme (see below) was treated to a delightful musical interlude on Wednesday (October 3rd), when the Lyric FM Quartet arrived…

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Syntax Parent Day

Champion of the Homeless This year, the Syntax Parent Day will take place on Sunday 7th October with Fr Peter McVerry S.J. as the guest speaker. Fr McVerry (OC’62) is an…

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God’s Time

Living the Fourth, pleading the fifth… The 20th Annual Clongowes Kairos Retreat for Poetry (fifth year) boys commenced in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and concluded in the College Chapel in Clongowes…

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Following Ignatius in Spain

In July of this year, Assistant Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace and Head of Communications, Mr Declan O’Keeffe (pictured above in the Jesuit Curia in Rome), along with four other teachers…

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Lourdes Pilgrimage

On Wednesday (12th) the five Rhetoric students – Brian Gallagher, James Hoey, Hugo O’Donnell, Harry Arkwright and Michéal Beirne (left to right below) – who had travelled to Lourdes as part…

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60 Years a Jesuit

Yesterday, Sunday (September 9th) Fr Bernard ‘Barney’ McGuckian SJ, Vice Rector of Clongowes, concelebrated Mass in the company of his two brothers, Alan (Bishop of Raphoe) and Michael – both…

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Reflect and Recharge

Time to Reflect and Recharge It is high summer here in Clongowes: sunlight streams through the windows and the classrooms and galleries lie silent. Yet this silence masks the activity…

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Ducks Hit The Road

On Wednesday June 6th, while many of their schoolmates commenced the Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations, some 30 students from Clongowes assembled at Crumlin Children’s Hospital to start pushing two…

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Foundations of Hope

Hope Foundation – Kolkata: ‘City Of Joy’ Just before Easter six Transition Year students along with Mr Noel Murray and Old Clongownian, Pyers O’Connor Nash (OC’69) set off for Kolkata,…

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Strength in Faith

Confirmation Ceremony Most Reverend Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin visited Clongowes yesterday (May 15th) to confirm 18 of our pupils and support them in their adult faith journey.…

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Following the Way

Two weeks ago forty two pilgrims from Clongowes made their ways to the Basque Country in Northern Spain, there to embark on a pilgrimage that would lead them from the…

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African Immersion Experience

Just before Easter 23 young pilgrims from Poetry aided and abetted by their chaperones Ms Alexis Fox and Mr Liam McGovern, Spiritual Advisor Fr. Michael Sheil SJ, group leader Mr…

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Trad Group in Manresa

Last Thursday saw the Clongowes Trad group travel to the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in the lovely surroundings of Manresa House overlooking Dublin Bay. The group was invited by the Rector,…

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Wellness Day

The main concourse of the school was awash with forty shades of amber last December for the launch of the school’s application for the Amber Flag. The project is similar…

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Remembering and Reconciling

On Sunday April 15th a unique event took place in the Church of Ireland Cathedral dedicated to St Macartin in Enniskillen, to commemorate the beatification of Blessed John Sullivan SJ…. That…

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Peace and Tranquillity

Parent Retreat Glendalough A wonderful sunny day welcomed the group of twenty-seven Clongowes parents (including the Headmaster, Mr Lumb) and three members of staff to Glendalough last Friday (20th April). On…

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The Happy Wall

Before the Easter break we celebrated the International Day of Happiness. On the day itself Mr Paul McCormack led us in our morning prayer, addressing the very question of what makes…

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Set the World on Fire

Set the world on fire The vernal equinox has come and gone and the days have begun to outstrip the nights as we return to school for the final eight…

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Duck Push Vinyl

This April while you are doing your usual Spring clean we are asking people young and old to leave in any old vinyl records or CDs they are not using…

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