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Declan O’Keeffe

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

The extinction of ‘Gravel’ football

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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 pupil and teacher alike.

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The Dead of Winter

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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The coming of Christ the ‘rebel’

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: Songwriter Jackson Brown saw Jesus as a rebel and wondered how our celebrations of Christmas today would sit with the man whose anger cleared the temple of the moneychangers

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