Gala Concert on Tuesday 24th March. A celebration of 200 years of Clongowes in music (and some words)
On March 4th, 201 years after Fr Peter Kenny sj signed the Deed of Purchase for Clongowes Wood, Ireland's First Citizen visited the school. He spent some time with the students, the Jesuit Community and the staff before addressing the school and unveiling a commemorative plaque.
As part of our Bicentenary celebrations the renowned Guinness Choir performed at our Mass last Sunday, March 22nd.
From the first tentative arrival of the shades of Fr Peter Kenney and James McLorinan to the last exultant beat of the impish David Dudeney’s drum the National Concert Hall resounded to the music, song and words that helped give a flavour of the cultural legacy bequeathed by the pupils, alumni and staff of Ireland’s […]Read more
Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller was Tom Carroll’s excellent choice for this year’s revived Festival of Drama. With seventeen parts, most of them substantial, it offered the perfect vehicle for his committed and talented troupe of actors. It is also a profoundly disturbing play. Set in Vichy France in 1942 during the Nazi occupation, […]Read more
My Goodness; it’s Guinness! As part of our Bicentenary celebrations, we were delighted that the renowned Guinness Choir agreed to perform at our Mass last Sunday, March 22nd. They were accompanied on the organ by David Leigh and the performance was be conducted by their regular conductor David Milne. The Choir, which was established in Dublin in 1951, […]Read more
Seachtain na Gaeilge i gColáiste Choill Chluana Gabhann. Last Monday ( 24th March ) we commenced celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge in Coláiste Choill Chluana Gabhann (the college of the wood of the vale of the blacksmith for those who may have wondered what Clongowes actually meant). We would like to thank all teachersfor their co operation […]Read more