Real World Problems

Clongowes physics and applied maths students are again involved in research projects with the University of Limerick. The science department has linked up once again this year with the Mathematics…

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Poetry Parent Day

This year, the Poetry Parent Day will take place on Sunday 11th October 2015 as indicated on the school calendar. We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Patrick Boland,…

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Clongowes vs France

The hearts of Clongownians worldwide will have beaten a little faster and their pulses quickened yesterday (Sunday 11th) as they watched Rob Kearney (OC’04) and his brother Dave (OC’07) represent…

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Playing for charity

Last Thursday, The Clongowes Trad group, led by Mrs and Mr Heslin, was warmly welcomed to the head offices of Trócaire in Maynooth to participate in the launch of the…

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Rhetoric Parent Day

This year, the Rhetoric Parent Day will take place on Sunday 4th October 2015 as indicated on the school calendar. 

We are very pleased to announce that Fr. Damian Howard SJ…

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Reading Path to Empathy

 A small selection of our collection that will help to develop empathy. ‘The Guardian’  recently published Lost for words? How reading can teach children empathy an article by Miranda McKearney and…

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A Match of Two Halves

Present v Past Golf The 33rd playing of the Present v Past Golf Challenge for the Union Golf Society Shield took place on the Clongowes Course on Sunday 20th September.…

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Pat Taaffe and Shergar

This Saturday, 26th September Pat Taaffe (Rudiments – pictured above winning the Dingle Derby) will represent his country when ten Irish riders take on their British counterparts in the third…

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Citius, Altius, Fortius

Despite the absence of anything even resembling an Indian summer this month, the athletics track and ancillary field event locations were primed in preparation for Sports Day yesterday (Monday, 21st September).…

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Grammar Retreat

On Friday the 18th of September, accompanied by Mr. Corcoran, Ms. Dolan and Mr. Heslin, we left the school for our Grammar retreat to the Dominican centre in Tallaght. The…

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Kairos Retreat

The annual Kairos Retreat starts today, September 21st in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and concludes on the 24th in the Boys’ Chapel in Clongowes. This is the 17th year of the…

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Clongownians at the RWC

The hearts of Clongownians worldwide will have beaten a little faster and their pulses quickened this morning at the news that Rob Kearney (OC’04) and his brother Dave (OC’07) have…

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Refugee Crisis Response

Homily on 24th Sunday (B) – CWC – 12.09.15The Gospel of our Mass for the opening of the academic year just over two weeks ago was Matthew’s account of what…

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A home from home?

Following on the eloquent statement of our Christian duty in regard to the present refugee crisis in Europe made by Fr Bradley at the School Mass ten days ago, the…

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Lourdes Pilgrimage

On Monday September 7th, five Rhetoric students, Daniel Lane, Michael Stapleton,  Conor Slattery, Joseph Martin and Thomas Blake (above), accompanied by Australian GAP student Patrick Sunderland and Mr Francis Marron set off for…

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Youth Club to Youth Café

Conor Daly (OC’85) writes to tell us that the Clongowes Youth Café – an initiative of the Clongowes Union and the Peter McVerry Trust (PMVT) – is now complete and…

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