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House Leaders 2022 / 2023

27th May 2022

Congratulations to the Poetry students who have been selected as the incoming House Leaders for next academic year 2022-23. House Leaders play an important role in the College, working in service of the school and their fellow students.  There are ten Houses at Clongowes, and each House is made up of a cross-section of boys…read more

Annual Triangle Race

24th May 2022

This year’s Annual Triangle Race took place on the evening of Tuesday 17th May.  Luckily, competitors got a break in the rain as the sun came out just in time for the run. A staple in the sporting calendar of the College, the race covers both of Clongowes’ avenues and a section of the public…read more

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 more

Academy – The Military/Political Genius of Napoleon Bonaparte

6th May 2022

  Last week saw Toby Griffin deliver the final Academy of the school year.  It was only fitting that the Academy 2021/2022 was brought to a close by its standing President.   Toby began by thanking the students and staff members with special mention to Fr Michael Sheil SJ and Fr Barney McGukian SJ from…read more

Academy – “Robert Mugabe: Liberator or Destroyer?”.

29th April 2022

On Thursday 7th of April, James Wyse took to the Academy stage with a fascinating and detailed presentation entitled “Robert Mugabe: Liberator or Destroyer?”. James provided an in-depth profile on the Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician, Robert Mugabe, in terms, not only, of the historical record, but also the toll ‘the colonialist mentality’ took on the…read more

Academy – Centenary of Irish Independence – 100 Years On

8th April 2022

On Tuesday 5th April, Joey Kennedy (Poetry) delivered his presentation to the Academy with a paper entitled “Centenary of Irish Independence – 100 years on” to an audience of assembled staff and students in the beautiful setting of the Fr Peter Kenney SJ Library. To provide some background on The Clongowes Academy for those that…read more

Academy – The Flame of the French Resistance in WW2

25th March 2022

On Tuesday 22nd March the Academy returned with a very interesting paper from Benoit Clarke (Poetry) entitled: The Flame of the French resistance in WW2  To remind those that may be unfamiliar with the Academy:  The Academy was set up by Fr Hilary Lawton SJ, Prefect of Studies, back in the 1950s as a modern-day…read more

National and Regional Senior Applied Maths Success!

5th March 2022

There was fantastic National and Regional success for our applied maths students this week!  Our applied maths students, coached by their teacher Mr Steven O’Hara, took part in the National Applied Maths Competition on Thursday, 3rd March. In the Regional Final, Clongowes teams took 1st and 2nd place, and had the top Fifth Year team.  …read more

Academy – Famine: Bengal & Ireland Compared

13th February 2022

On Tuesday 8th March, Georóid Ryan, delivered his Academy presentation entitled: ‘Famine:Bengal & Ireland Compared‘.  It’s clear that Georóid’s research for his Academy was extensive, detailing the origins and impacts of two tragic world events and exploring those aspects that are mirrored across both. To provide some background on The Clongowes Academy for those that…read more

At School Together in Conmee’s Time

7th February 2022

To mark the 140th anniversary of the birth of James Joyce, Fr Bruce Bradley SJ shares an insight into life at Clongowes during Joyce’s time at the school: James Joyce was a student at Clongowes Wood College near Clane, in Co. Kildare, for three years and a term, from the autumn of 1888 until just…read more

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