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Mathematical Modelling in Clongowes

22nd November 2013

Clongowes physics students are once again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick and the science department was delighted to welcome Professor James Gleeson to launch this year’s Mathematical Modelling project on Friday 8th November… The department has linked up with the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry to develop mathematical models…read more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 (www.jackkavanaghtrust.com), which took place on Friday 11th October, 2013 in the Conrad Hotel. Started with a view to increasing the opportunity…read more

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 more

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