Declan O’Keeffe

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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An uninterrupted tradition

April 13, 2021

This year marks 125 years of Clongowes annual, 'The Clongownian'. All proceeds from the current edition will go to the Alberto Hurtado Bursary Programme in the college

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Baron Christopher Palles: Leading 19th century lawyer

March 3, 2021

Declan O'Keeffe reports on the notable Old Clongownian who attended the Jesuit boarding school in Kildare from 1843-1847

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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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Marking history

December 18, 2019

 The latest issue of the annual (and historic) journal The Clongownian in Clongowes Wood College is just hot off the press this December 2019

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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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Running for sick children

March 27, 2019

Declan O'Keeffe, Head of Communications at Clongowes Wood College SJ, reports on the school's first ever 5km Fun Run for Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

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Dancing into wellness at Clongowes

December 12, 2018

Students of Clongowes Wood College celebrated their second Wellness Day for mental health awareness

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