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Is Christ divided?

31st January 2014

Last week on Sunday, January 19th Christians throughout the world came together to celebrate Christian Unity Week.  In what has become an annual tradition at Clongowes, we were blessed by the presence of some staff and students from The King’s Hospital School who joined us for our Sunday mass and spent the day in Clongowes….read article

Orchestral Manouevres in Cherryfield

18th December 2013

On Sunday last (15th December) a group of orchestral musicians from Poetry travelled to Cherryfield Nursing home for retired Jesuits in Milltown. Our aim was to entertain the residents and to get them into the Christmas spirit. Most of this group of musicians had been to Cherryfield last year and were familiar with the run…read article

Expectant waiting and preparation

11th December 2013

Last Wednesday, 4th of December we held our annual Advent Reconciliation Service. Under the careful direction and management of our Liturgical Director, Mr. Cyril Murphy this Advent service proved both prayerful and enjoyable for the students. The Boys’ Chapel was set up in a welcoming manner appropriate to this time of expectant waiting and preparation for…read article

Haiyan Disaster Appeal – Philippines

6th December 2013

In the immediate aftermath of the Typhoon Haiyan Disaster in the Philippines the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil SJ, launched an appeal for relief funds from the wider Clongowes family. Fr Sheil writes to say that the response has been staggering with €176,148.84 received to date from a wide variety of contributors. The success of the…read article

Old Clongownians to the fore in Wicklow Hospice Foundation

27th November 2013

Jonathan White (OC1986) writes to tell us how he joined two other Old Clongownians, Brendan Cuddihy (OC 1975 – second from right above) and Eugene Murray (OC1968) to help the cause of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation… “During the late Summer of 2009, while driving between meetings with the car radio on, I tuned in to…read article

Duck Push helping kids

20th November 2013

2012-13 saw the Clongowes Duck Push marking its twentieth birthday and we managed to give it a perfect celebration with another successful push in aid of Our Ladies Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Earlier this month a delegation of boys from last year’s push visited the hospital where Jack Gillespie presented a cheque for €73,000 to Dr…read article

“November Remembrance” Tree

18th November 2013

You may have noticed a little addition to the concourse recently. It is indeed a tree but you will be happy to know NOT a Christmas tree (not just yet!). As the sign indicates, it is a “November Remembrance” Tree. Following on from All Souls day which, we celebrated on November 2nd, traditionally we have…read article

The Camino will provide

15th November 2013

Over the course of the recent mid-term break the Headmaster, Fr Moloney, and some companions commenced the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. On ‘the way’ he was reminded, in quite a practical manner, of how the Camino and the Lord, will always provide… I will never forget the Spanish village of Uterga. I arrived there…read article

Remembrance in Enniskillen

11th November 2013

Since 1979 Clongowes has had a proud association with Portora school, Enniskillen.  The twinning of both schools represented a very concrete step in promoting understanding and acceptance of both traditions on the island.  Every remembrance weekend, Clongowes travels to Portora to attend their annual commemoration service and lay a joint wreath in honour of the…read article

Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

8th November 2013

Mr. Noel Mason is leading this year’s Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal here at C.W.C. Take a few minutes out to put together a Christmas Box and give a needy child the Christmas they deserve. Follow the instructions below and when you’re ready just drop off your Wrapped Shoebox to Mr. Mason or to his…read article

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