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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 January 2022

Spice bags are not on the Clongowes menu but can be found and smelt in the school some evenings. They definitely have their fans and...read more

17 January 2022

STATEMENT OF IRISH JESUIT ORDER RE REDRESS SCHEME The Irish Jesuit Order has made public a redress scheme for survivors of abuse by Joseph Marmion....read more

05 October 2021

Join us on November 4th at 6.30 pm for a Virtual Open Evening at Clongowes. Our Virtual Open Evening offers both students and parents the...read more

Clongowes Virtual Tour

01 October 2021

Step inside and explore Clongowes with our new 360 virtual tour.   Click on the image below to start your tour.  The tour is best...read more

Tomas O Leary Director of Rugby

04 September 2021

We are delighted to welcome Tomás O’Leary to Clongowes as our new Director of Rugby. Tomás brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the...read more

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