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Welcome to Clongowes Wood College SJ

Clongowes Wood College is a leading boarding school set in beautiful surroundings, thirty kilometers from Dublin in the heart of the Co. Kildare countryside. A Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition, Clongowes strives to support students in their growth towards a greater understanding and awareness of their faith and the part that this plays in their lives. We are a home from home for 450 boys from all over Ireland and abroad.

Since 1814, Clongowes graduates have become leaders in the areas of business, sport, politics and the arts. Our warm and happy school puts the care and nurturing of each individual student at the heart of everything we do.

Clongowes boarding school is a special place that provides an all-round education in a dynamic living and learning community. Our facilities are exemplary with every opportunity given to each student to develop, grow and learn in order to fulfil his potential.

Headmaster’s Welcome

When I visited Clongowes, I was blown away by the warm and homely atmosphere.

PARENT

Even though he is boarding in Clongowes, we get to see him all the time – he is so happy there.

Parent

Choosing Clongowes for our son was honestly the best decision we ever made.

Parent

Latest update What’s happening at Clongowes

18 August 2022

August 18th – Today we celebrate the Feast Day of Alberto Hurtado, the modern Chilean, Jesuit saint for whom the Alberto Hurtado Bursary Programme (AHP) at...read more

Joe Rooney, Professor Oonagh Breen and Dr. Noel McGrath

07 July 2022

After a 2-year break, June 15th saw the welcome return of the annual Fr Peter Kenney Day where 100+ Old Clongownians and their guests enjoyed...read more

07 July 2022

We hope you enjoy our latest copy of Clongowes Life.  Our school magazine that brings you through some of our events and news from the...read more

27 May 2022

Congratulations to the Poetry students who have been selected as the incoming House Leaders for next academic year 2022-23. House Leaders play an important role...read more

24 May 2022

This year’s Annual Triangle Race took place on the evening of Tuesday 17th May.  Luckily, competitors got a break in the rain as the sun...read more

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