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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Passing on the Baton

Passing on the Baton                                  Did you ever come across a group of people looking at the sky and wonder what was up there? Did you perhaps go gazing skywards yourself? And what if someone asked you what are you doing ? His questions, you might now be saying to yourself, are getting stranger and…

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