Poetry - Clongowes Wood College

Perpetual debating success

21st January 2014

Just before Christmas (Tuesday, December 17th) a team of three Poetry students attended a parliamentary style debate in the Naas County Council building to defend the Liam O’Connell Perpetual Trophy and oppose the motion that “This house believes that the future health and wealth of Europe is heavily dependent on the successful development of renewable…read more

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 more

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 more

Formal education does more harm than good

10th December 2013

On the 21st of November, Conor Murray, Sam Powell, and Louis Gunning (above) from Poetry represented Clongowes in the third round of the ‘Rigby-Jones Memorial’ Debating Competition. Named after the late industrialist Michael Rigby-Jones, the competition attracts teams from all over the county, including Clongowes.  This year the event was hosted in Clongowes with three…read more

Nothing to commemorate in 1916?

3rd December 2013

Nigh on one hundred and seventy seven years have passed since Daniel O’Connell founded a debating society in Clongowes in an Ireland that had yet to experience the trauma of the Great Famine. John Maher (Elements) had been in the school (in a very different Ireland) for less than three months when he encountered the…read more

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

Senior Choir at Sligo Choral Festival

14th November 2013

Last Friday morning (8th, November) at 7 am, the senior choir accompanied by Ms Keighary and Ms Heslin tip-toed out of the building on their way the 25th annual Sligo Choral Festival. Upon arrival in Sligo, the day began in Summerhill College, with a magnificent choral workshop with 400 students from schools all over the…read more

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 more

Live the Fourth: Poetry Kairos Retreat

10th October 2013

The annual Kairos Retreat was opened by Fr. Moloney in the Boys’ Chapel on September 24th after which the retreatants continuined on their journey to St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth for its duration, before returning to where it all began for the final liturgy and ceremony directed by Fr. Sheil on September 27th. Our Rhetoric leaders…read more

Poetry Parent Day

7th October 2013

  This year, the Poetry Parent Day will take place on Sunday October 13th 2013 as indicated on the school calendar. We are very pleased to announce that Dr. John Loonam from DCU will be our guest speaker.  Dr Loonam is a Lecturer in Management at Dublin City University Business School. He holds a Bachelor…read more

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