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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

21 May 2024

In November 2023, Jack Shannon Rhetoric (6th Year) student was crowed the National Winner of SciFest, booking his place as the only Irish representative at...read article

22 March 2024

In February a group of Transition Year students took part in the Model UN event at Wesley College, Dublin.  Student, Jack Reams shared his experiences...read article

28 February 2024

The annual SciFest STEM fair at Clongowes took place on February 22nd in the Science, Art and Technology building. Elements students have been working hard...read article

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08 February 2024

The following is a statement released on 8th February 2024 by the Irish Jesuit Province: The Irish Jesuit Order has welcomed the publication of a...read article

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19 December 2023

The Importance of Giving A celebration of those who have given to Clongowes past and present took place on Sunday 10th December at Clongowes as...read article

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