Reading - Clongowes Wood College

Drop Everything and Read!

10th March 2015

                            Even Fr Moloney’s dog Trampas got involved in our whole school D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) event! Students and staff had the freedom to choose to read what they wished. For some it was a magazine, for others a newspaper and…read article

Staff Book Club – Chapter 1

27th February 2015

Today we held the first lunchtime meeting of the Staff Book Club. With ten staff in attendance from various sectors of the school, e.g. administration, finance, and teaching we are an eclectic group promising lively discussion at  future meetings.   The first two books up for discussion when we regroup are; The Rosie Project by…read article

How Many….?

11th February 2015

How many students get to meet the author of their Leaving Certificate text? Very few, one would say. But on Tuesday afternoon in the James Joyce Library thirty one of our students got to meet Jennifer Johnston, author of ‘How Many Miles to Babylon?’. An opportunity to discuss and engage with the text in the…read article

A Portrait in words…

28th September 2013

Two lucky students from Rudiments, Jack Dowling and Tadhg Maloney (pictured), will feature in a unique theatrical production of James Joyce’s ‘A Portrait of the Artist’, which will be premiered in Brussels.  Both Tadhg and Jack recorded the famous ‘hell sermon’ from Joyce’s work, which was partially set in Clongowes. The production is under the guidance…read article

DEAR – Wed 6th of Mar

10th March 2013

[easyrotator]erf_65_1351094989/erf_75_1359156379/erc_83_1362947060[/easyrotator] In celebration of World Book Week we ran our second ever DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) event on Wed 6th Mar. In addition to teaching staff it was also supported by auxiliary staff who joined Fr Moloney and Mr Shalvey’s Element’s English class in the library. The other students read quietly in their classrooms…read article

Get ready for D.E.A.R – Wed 6th 10.30am

4th March 2013

 In celebration of World Book Week, a D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) event is being organised by the James Joyce Library. On Wed 6th of March the normal timetable will be dropped at 10.30am when students and staff will read books, magazines or newspapers of their own choosing. The success of a similar event last…read article

Dressing Up Clongowes for charity

8th November 2012

Book Character Dress-Up Day, held for the first time in Clongowes on Wednesday 7th November was an enormous success thanks to the combined efforts of the James Joyce Library and the House Leaders. Each house was allocated a fictional character and the students were encouraged to impersonate him. Their creative expressions left us in no…read article

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