Given all the Covid19 restrictions, the six SJ Past Pupils Unions (Belvedere, Clongowes, Crescent, Gonzaga, Colaiste Iognaid and Mungret) have joined forces to do an online event.  To register your place please email jai500th@gmail.com.   If you cannot make the 6.45 for 7pm slot on Thurs Oct 22, just register to get a copy of the video afterwards.

The Gollymocky Whalers

  Out of the adversity that COVID-19 caused when we were first presented with the illness rose a band of Old Clongownian amateur swimmers, the aptly named ‘Gollymocky Whalers’. The group, who have now expanded to 23 members, began in May with a much humbler enrollment. The group’s founding fathers Adam Mac Nulty (OC’88) &…

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The end of 2019 marked the 15 Year anniversary of the creation of the Clongowes Wood College Foundation.  Those fifteen years have been an extraordinarily active period for the Foundation as it worked together with the management and the board of the School to renew and expand the campus and to extend access, through the…

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Tantalus in Cold Storage

There are many cautionary tales abounding from classical times – as relationships among the gods [way-up-there!] worked out in their lives in a very human way – and also in human and divine interaction. The lives of the gods mirrored those of humans – or was it vice versa?! – for all the panoply of the…

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Times Old and New

Ireland now stands in imminent danger. If Popery succeeds – our fairest plains will once more witness days worthy to rank with those of Bloody Mary – and the Walls of Derry shall again become the lamentable bulwark against Popish treachery and massacre! Strong words of alarm there! Strong words indeed! …….. the tocsin was sounded,  I read in…

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