While this was a special year in the history of the school it was also an ordinary academic year in the lives of the staff and students
Union Day is when the graduating class effectively finish their second-level schooling, when the incoming School Captain, Secretary and Vice-Captain are appointed, and when the new President of the Union takes up his Chain of Office
Two hundred years of the history of Clongowes were celebrated in words and music at a gala concert in the National Concert Hall last March...
Clongowes Bicentenary year wound to a close on Union Day after twelve action-packed months of celebration and commemoration as well as much pause for thought. The Bicentenary was celebrated out of a spirit of gratitude to Fr. Peter Kenney and his companions for their vision back in 1814 when they purchased Castle Browne and the […]Read more
Union Day has been one of the great traditions that have helped to make Clongowes what it is. It is the occasion when the graduating class effectively finish their second-level schooling, when the incoming School Captain, Secretary and Vice-Captain are appointed, and when the new President of the Union takes up his Chain of Office. […]Read more
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
On March 4th 2015, 201 years to the day after Fr Peter Kenny sj signed the Deed of Purchase for Clongowes Wood, Ireland’s First Citizen, Uachtarán na hÉireann, President Michael D Higgins visited the school. In a visit that pointed up how far both the country and the school have travelled in two hundred years he […]Read more