Declan O'Keeffe

Declan O’Keeffe is Assistant Archivist and College Historian at Clongowes Wood College, where he also edits The Clongownian.
Cannonballs and bombshells

May 11, 2021

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: A reflection on the legacy of St Ignatius of Loyola 500 years after he was wounded at the Battle of Pamplona

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The extinction of ‘Gravel’ football

January 5, 2021

Clongowes historian Declan O'Keeffe is an author in a new book on twenty schools and their versions of football before the nationalisation of the games by the FA and RFU

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A Christmas story

December 15, 2020

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Clongowes, especially with a seasonal feast to beat the band...

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Clongowes down the years

September 30, 2020

Declan O'Keeffe :: Assistant archivist and college historian at Clongowes tells the history of the founding of the College in 1814 and describes its rich archive

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Make a joyful sound

May 28, 2019

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: A reflection at Clongowes Morning Prayer on making good, wise and joyful use of whatever time is given one in this life.

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Traditional music galore

January 30, 2019

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: Students of Clongowes Wood College SJ recorded a traditional Irish music album at the Bluebird Recording Studios in County Kildare.

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The meaning and mystery of Kairos

October 17, 2018

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: The annual Kairos retreat at Clongowes Wood College opened students' eyes to the value of Christian faith as lived and experienced in a community.

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‘To live this mission in our broken world’

September 26, 2018

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: Educators of Jesuit schools were nourished in their mission as they followed the footsteps of Saint Ignatius on the streets of Spain and Rome.

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Make a joyful sound

May 23, 2018

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: In anticipation of teaching his last class at Clongowes Wood College, Declan led the school's Morning Prayer and reflected on the deceptive passage of time for both...

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The Dead of Winter

March 7, 2018

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: Snow is much more likely to arrive during Lent and to coincide with our remembrance of His 40 days in the desert.

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