Lower Line Cricket Match Report

11th May 2021

On Saturday we had the Lower Line (3rd & 4th year) cricket match, this much anticipated clash had the Kildare Strikers facing the Thunder.   Match Report Saturday 8th of May:   Another cracking match this afternoon, the rain passed us by and we were left with perfect conditions for a great spectacle, and what a…read more

Gees Jams

10th May 2021

Gees Jams now available from the Duck Push Shop duckpush.clongowes.net   While in lockdown in Malta I was thinking about how we might raise funds for this year’s Duck Push Project.    My Dad enjoys producing award-winning artisanal jams and marmalades, using only the freshest, local produce so you might say that the answer was…read more

Duck Push 5k Run

6th May 2021

The Clongowes 5km / 10km Fun Run in aid of Duck Push 2021 took place on Saturday, April 24th. The Duck Push is an annual fundraiser led by TY students that purchases vital medical equipment for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. With blue skies as a backdrop and a warming sun on their backs,…read more

MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY! St Joseph the Worker

4th May 2021

Question-time: Q.1 Do you know the origin of the famous Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Call  ? If you don’t – well, never mind – for you can find that out soon enough, I promise! *** Q.2 Do you know the origin of the May Day celebrations around the world on this first day of the fifth…read more

House Leaders 2021/2022

30th April 2021

We wish to congratulate the following students listed below who have been invited to become House Leaders for the coming Academic Year 2021-22. There are ten Houses at Clongowes and each House is made up of a cross-section of boys from every age group and is under the leadership of a House Leader from Rhetoric, who is…read more

Virtual Open Evening

28th April 2021

Join us on May 13th at 6.30 pm for a Virtual Open Evening at Clongowes for entry to First Year (or Elements as it is known in Clongowes) late August 2022. Our Virtual Open Evening offers both students and parents the opportunity to learn more about the many facets of life at Clongowes such as…read more

Forty Years A-Twinning

20th April 2021

40th Anniversary of the Twinning of Portora Royal School and Clongowes Wood College 1980-2020   An Old Clongownian remembers[1] My family used to go to Donegal for holidays in the years after WWII and we had to pass through Enniskillen on the last stage of the journey from Belfast. As you leave the town driving…read more

You Can Show No Greater Love

8th April 2021

The Gospel of the Mass on Holy Thursday, celebrating the Institution of the Eucharist – is St John’s account of the Last Supper. He, alone of all the Evangelists, does not record Christ’s words This is My Body – this is My Blood. Rather does he concentrate on what Jesus did in the symbolism of…read more

Cake For Crumlin 2021

23rd March 2021

Since 2014, Aran Mc Mahon (OC ’88), of Mayo’s Rua Cafe and Delicatessen,  has helped the boys of successive TY years put together an annual concourse Bake Sale to raise funds for the Duck Push and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.  Aran and Rua head baker Derek Gallagher, (whose own son Daniel has benefited…read more

Standing in the Strength of Silence

19th March 2021

Next week will see the beginning of the Easter Holidays – and, on this coming Sunday, what used to be called Passiontide begins. It is a period of two weeks leading to the Holy Week Triduum – the three days when the Church celebrates the Last Supper and the Passion and Death of Christ –…read more

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