Easter Greetings

The vernal equinox has come and gone, the days have begun to outstrip the nights and, as Clongowes closes its doors for the Easter Holidays and we draw breath after…

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Shadows and Darkness

Tenebrae: Passion and Death in the Sports Hall Tonight (Wednesday 21st March) saw this year’s Tenebrae Service staged in The Sports Hall at 21.00 for the entire school. Together with…

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Lenten Reconciliation

On Wednesday of last week March 7th, the entire student body in Clongowes came together for a liturgy in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation for Lent 2018 led by…

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Igniting the Mission in NYC!

Fordham Preparatory School Exchange This academic year saw the launch of our exchange with Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, New York. Last November we welcomed some students and staff…

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Passion and Death

Passion and Death in the Sports Hall The Rector Fr Michael Sheil SJ and the Headmaster Mr Chris Lumb extend a warm invitation to you to join the Clongowes community…

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‘Can we talk about Jesus?’

Over 120 Jesuit school principals, including our own Mr Chris Lumb, spent four days together discussing the challenges and opportunities that the plurality of religions in Europe pose for them…

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450 Years Young

Jubilee of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga The highest decoration given on Union Day in Clongowes is the Aloysius Award, named in honour of our patron saint, St Aloysius Gonzaga. The accolade…

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The Dead of Winter

‘Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland.’ With these words James Joyce, arguably our most famous past pupil, commenced the conclusion to The Dead, arguably his most…

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Hope Springs Eternal

Later this month (on Thursday 15th March) seven Transition Year students along with Mr Noel Murray and Old Clongownian, Pyers O’Connor Nash (OC’69) will set off for Kolkata ‘The City of…

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Duck Push Golf Classic

As part of our fund raising campaign for the Clongowes Duck Push the students of Syntax are organising the Duck Push Golf Classic at the K-Club in Straffan Co. Kildare…

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And So Lent Begins…

And So Lent Begins… “The black ash is wet and cold. A practiced thumb stamps us with two intersecting lines of burnt palms from last year. Those gathered at Mass…

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Shadows and Light

Passion and Death in the Sports Hall The Rector Fr Michael Sheil SJ and the Headmaster Mr Chris Lumb extend a warm invitation to you to join the Clongowes community…

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Visit of Fr. Victor Assouad SJ

Visit of Fr. Victor Assouad SJ Fr Victor Assouad, S.J., who visited Clongowes last week, is Fr General’s Delegate for Western Europe and the Near East. His ‘territory’ covers Ireland,…

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And so it begins…

‘Anois teacht an earraigh, beidh ‘n lá dul chun síneadh ‘S tar éis na Féil’ Bríde, ardóidh mé mo sheol…” These opening lines from the classic Irish poem Cill Aodáin…

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Fr Provincial’s Visitation

Fr Leonard Moloney, Irish Jesuit Provincial and erstwhile Headmaster of Clongowes (2004-2015) visited the college for three days last week (22nd-24th January) and met with the Jesuit Community, students and…

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Crossing Barriers

As part of the annual Christian Unity week celebrations, Clongowes was delighted to take part in a bilateral celebration of the Christian faith with The King’s Hospital, Palmerstown on Sunday,…

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Cycling to Lesotho

On Sunday 14th January people passing through the concourse in Clongowes on their way to Mass may have been surprised to see two cyclists on the road in their midst. The onlookers…

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Finding God in the Mocks

On the morning of the first day of the Mock Exams in Clongowes the Assistant Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace, addressed the boys at Morning Prayer to encourage them to approach…

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John Paul II Awards

Just before Christmas (Wednesday, 6th December) fifteen 5th Year students attended the John Paul Second awards ceremony in St Peter and Paul’s church in Portlaoise. The Pope John Paul II…

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