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Entrepreneurs of the Year

5th November 2013

The recent EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards night saw not one, but two winners from among our alumni in the persons of Patrick Joy (OC 1969 – centre) and Brian Hogan (OC 1970 – fourth from right). They received their awards from another successful past pupil, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton…read article

Alone and on Foot: Rudiments Parent Day

4th November 2013

This year, the Rudiments Parent Day will take place on Sunday 10th November 2013 as indicated on the school calendar. The focus of the day will be a 2008 publication by Fr. Brian Grogan S.J. Alone and On Foot, a biography on the life of St. Ignatius. The book ‘allows Ignatius to tell his own…read article

Shadows and Dust: Erik Vaughan

29th October 2013

Erik Vaughan from Kilgowan, Co. Kildare is an Old Clongownian (2007) making great strides in the musical world. As part of a new and exciting band, Shadows and Dust, Erik (bass, mandolin & vocals) continues to nurture the potential that was first unearthed under the tuition of Mr. Philip Thomas. With a fast growing following,…read article

Open Day 2013

21st October 2013

Time never stands still at Clongowes and last week (Saturday 12th October), with Elements well settled and engaged in a host of pursuits, the day had arrived to welcome potential members of the Rhetoric class of 2020. There was a palpable buzz in the air as dormitory neighbours for September 2014 laid eyes on each…read article

Catching Fire in the library

19th October 2013

The James Joyce Library together with the Arts and the English Departments invites Junior Cycle students to participate in a ‘Hunger Games’ themed Art & Literacy competition. Participants are asked to design a new and complete cover for the second book in the trilogy, Catching Fire. The projects have to be submitted to the Library…read article

Sunday surfing

18th October 2013

The first Sunday “Grand Day Out” of the year saw a group of 40 boys head off to Sligo’s Strand Hill on a beautiful sunny day (22nd September) with Mr. Steven Gray and Gappie, Dan Sheehan. Sean Brogan (Elements) was there for the CWC website and he filed this report… ‘We got Mass at 8.00am, had a hearty breakfast…read article

Cyclone Anti-Bullying Workshop

17th October 2013

Last Thursday (10th October) the celebrated Cyclone Repertory Theatre Company from Cork brought their acclaimed Bullying Prevention Session to The Old Library in Clongowes for the boys of the Lower Line. Hugo Murray (Grammar Year Captain) was our man on the spot and this is how he saw it… The workshop on bullying that the…read article

Lunch with Joe Schmidt and Jack Kavanagh

16th October 2013

Two hundred and seventy people listened raptly to a witty and very frank Joe Schmidt, Ireland Rugby Coach, at the inaugural Clongowes Union Business Lunch, with proceeds in aid of the Jack Kavanagh Trust (, which took place on Friday 11th October, 2013 in the Conrad Hotel. Started with a view to increasing the opportunity…read article

Rudiments ‘Get on the Ball’

15th October 2013

Clongowes sign up for Peter McVerry cup  The Peter McVerry Trust was set up by Fr Peter McVerry SJ, an Old Clongownian, to reduce homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage. Last Saturday Fr McVerry invited Ireland’s five Jesuit secondary schools to ‘Get on the Ball’ and battle it out for…read article

Syntax Parent Day with Fr Peter McVerry

14th October 2013

This year, the Syntax Parent Day will take place on Sunday October 20th as indicated on the school calendar. We are very pleased to announce that Fr. Peter McVerry S.J. will be speaking at the Syntax Parent Day.  Fr. McVerry is an Old Clongownian and an Irish Jesuit who needs little introduction to many of…read article

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