From Prefect to Bishop

Pope Francis appointed Fr Alan McGuckian SJ as Bishop of Raphoe on Friday 9th June, the Feast of St Columcille. Many Old Clongownians and members of staff have fond memories of Alan…

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In the Mountain Kingdom

People become people through other people On April 1st 25 pilgrims from Clongowes Wood College set out on this year’s African Immersion Experience to Malealea, Lesotho. Having had a hiatus…

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A Day For Rejoicing

Blessed John Sullivan SJ beatified The first ever beatification in Ireland – that of Fr John Sullivan SJ – took place at 11.00 on Saturday, 13th May, 2017 in Gardiner Street…

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Beatification Live

Unprecedented Ecumenical Gesture Fr John Sullivan SJ will be beatified at 11.00 on 13th May, 2017 in St Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street and the event will be live-streamed on www.jesuit.ie/beatification.…

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We Were Blessed

Clongowes Parent Retreat ‘We were blessed in every way, a beautiful location, in the company of great people and best of all, super weather!’ So wrote Liz O’Kane after a…

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A Pilgrimage of Trust

Taizé Pilgrimage Following a gap of two years the Clongowes Easter pilgrimage to Taizé in France resumed this spring during Holy Week. Once again it proved to be a time…

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Foundations of Hope

Hope Foundation – Kolkata 2017 Last month six Transition Year students, Harry Arkwright, Brian Gallagher, Tom Gilheany, Ross MacGoey, John Maher and Conor Martin along with Mr Noel Murray and Old…

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Minding Your Brain

Dr Elizabeth Walsh (Clinical Psychiatrist, UCHG), mother of Donnchadh (OC’16) and Richard (Rhetoric) visited Clongowes recently (Thursday, March 9th)  to give a talk to Rhetoric entitled ‘Mental Illness and Minding Your…

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Lenten Reconciliation Service

Last night (Wednesday, 8th March) we held our annual Lenten Reconciliation Service in Clongowes. Led by the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil SJ the whole school came together in the Sports Hall…

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Cheltenham Preview Night

Eddie O’Leary of Gigginstown House Stud, leading amateur jockey Katie Walsh and Robbie Power, recent winner of the Stan James Irish Gold Cup on Sizing John, were amongst the panel…

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Liturgical Media in Clongowes

Last Sunday February 5th, we introduced liturgical media within our celebration of the Eucharist in the Sports Hall. This inaugural liturgy featured the extensive use of twin screens and two…

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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 in Palmerstown on…

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Crossing Barriers

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from 18th to 25th January – the octave of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The theme chosen for 2017 is…

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Rhetoric Parent Day

Rhetoric Parent Day will take place on next Sunday 15th January 2017 as indicated on the school calendar. The day will begin at 10am and will end after 11.30am Mass. You are…

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Fr Vincent Murphy SJ RIP

A member of the community of Clongowes Wood College SJ, Fr. Vincent Murphy SJ, passed away peacefully this morning, in Cherryfield Lodge, Milltown Park; he will be sadly missed. Vincent was…

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Grammar Parent Day

GRAMMAR PARENT DAY Grammar Parent Day will take place on this Sunday 27th November 2016 as indicated on the school calendar. The day will begin at 10am with Eucharist in…

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