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Jack Wins Prestigious STEM Awards at ISEF

21st May 2024

In November 2023, Jack Shannon Rhetoric (6th Year) student was crowed the National Winner of SciFest, booking his place as the only Irish representative at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles this month accompanied by his teacher, Ms Nolan, Scifest STEM Teacher of Excellence 2023.  Jack’s project took first place…read article

Model UN

22nd March 2024

In February a group of Transition Year students took part in the Model UN event at Wesley College, Dublin.  Student, Jack Reams shared his experiences of the 2 day Model UN. “On the 23rd of February a group of students including myself embarked on a journey we will never forget by attending the annual Model…read article

SciFest at Clongowes 2024

28th February 2024

The annual SciFest STEM fair at Clongowes took place on February 22nd in the Science, Art and Technology building. Elements students have been working hard on their diverse and very interesting projects so they were keen to showcase their work to students, staff and external judges. Founder and CEO of SciFest, Sheila Porter said: “The…read article

Statement from Jesuits Ireland

8th February 2024

The following is a statement released on 8th February 2024 by the Irish Jesuit Province: The Irish Jesuit Order has welcomed the publication of a narrative record of the abuse perpetrated by Fr Joseph Marmion SJ on students in Jesuit schools. Fr Joseph Marmion SJ. His abuse, the harm caused and Jesuit accountability: A narrative…read article

Frances Kelly’s ‘Pieta’ painting celebrated at Clongowes

19th December 2023

The Importance of Giving A celebration of those who have given to Clongowes past and present took place on Sunday 10th December at Clongowes as part of our annual Mass of Thanksgiving for Benefactors.  The role of giving has always been of great importance in the story of Clongowes allowing the school to develop and…read article

SciFest National Champion 2023

4th December 2023

Congratulations Jack Shannon (Rhetoric) SciFest National Champion 2023! Jack will now represent Ireland at the prestigious 2024 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles. Jack’s project looks at peatland restoration using remote sensing techniques.  As part of his project,  Jack investigated two distinct peatland sites to assess the effectiveness of various imaging…read article

Rhetoric ’93 Return!

14th November 2023

On September 2, 2023, the Rhetoric ’93 boys drove up the avenue in a Bartons bus, feeling the mix of apprehension and excitement we all have felt after a long break.  This break was slightly longer.  On a gloriously sunny day this moderately older bunch of young lads were greeted in front of the castle…read article

Alberto Hurtado Bursary Programme – Past Pupils tell us their experience

23rd October 2023

‘The experience I had over the 6 years, the lessons I learned and the ethos that was instilled into me is what changed everything in my life’ The words of Michael Medeiros OC’18 on the impact his time at Clongowes has had on his life. This Summer we welcomed back some graduates of the Alberto…read article

Outstanding Leaving Certificate Results 2023

30th September 2023

Huge congratulations to the students of Rhetoric 2023 who recently received a very strong set of Leaving Certificate Results. 75.3% of the year group achieved over 450 points, compared to the national average of 38.5% 33% achieved over 550 points compared to the national average of 13.2% A remarkable seven students recorded the maximum 625…read article

Clongowes Life Magazine

7th July 2023

Life as a student in Clongowes is busy and fun!  No matter what the boys are passionate about, there is lots to get involved in throughout the year. Our Clongowes Life magazine is a round up of some of the activities and achievements in the academic year 2022 – 2023.  We hope you enjoy it!

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