Elements - Clongowes Wood College

Collinge an file

17th December 2013

‘Is mise Collinge an file’ is not how Mr Declan Collinge, introduced himself to the students of Irish language in Elements, Syntax and (appropriately) Poetry when he addressed them in the James Joyce Library on Monday 25th November – but he might well have. Is file dhá-theangach é Declan Collinge, as Baile Átha Cliath agus tá…read article


7th December 2013

On Sunday November 17th , 40 students forsook the late Sunday call and gathered for early-morning Mass and breakfast to allow for a swift 9am departure from the college for a day of adrenaline-filled adventure at Zip-It in Lough Key, Co. Roscommon. Elements students, Theo McGirr & Mark O’Loan take up the story… “Zip-It is…read article

Elements Choir strike the right note in Drogheda

29th November 2013

The Elements Choir, along with their teachers Ms. Anne Conaghan and Ms Elizabeth Keighary, travelled to Co Louth on Wednesday, 20th November to take part in the Drogheda Youth Choral Festival, in an effort to return the Fr. O’Kelly Trophy to Clongowes Wood College, following the success of their Elemental predecessors in 2012. Ms Conaghan takes up…read article

The success of the long distance runners

25th November 2013

Congratulations to the Clongowes Junior Cross Country team of Daniel Reilly, Greg Reilly, Harry Arkwright and Douglas Oman (pictured above, standing) on winning the Kildare County Cross Country title held in Newbridge College in October. Congratulations also to the Minor team of Stephen McAleese, David Gannon, Nickolas Kennedy and Gavin Larkin, who secured silver (above, kneeling). Individual medalists…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

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

Elements Choir: Performance at Drogheda Youth Choral Festival

23rd November 2012

The Elements Choir from CWC travelled to Drogheda on November 21st to take part in the Drogheda Youth Choral Festival. The Boys represented the College in the most exemplary fashion, both in terms of choral excellence and conduct, and hence brought back the Fr.P. J. O’Kelly Trophy to Clongowes Wood College where it is on…read article

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