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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

13 August 2021

This year’s Clongowes Life Magazine is jam packed full of news and photos!  Browse the pages for peek into the varied and vibrant life at...read more

30 July 2021

The following is information published by the Jesuit Province for past pupils impacted by Joseph Marmion SJ   Barbara Walshe and Catherine O’Connell have worked...read more

Richard Robinson

09 July 2021

The Foundation and College are deeply grateful to the late Richard (Dick), Robinson who in his will, generously bequeathed a substantial legacy to the Foundation. ...read more

22 June 2021

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Professor J. Peter Neary. Born in Drogheda in 1950, Peter left Clongowes in...read more

17 June 2021

On Monday, May 24th we saw the return of the much-anticipated Staff vs Students soccer match with the coveted Brendan Cullen Perpetual Trophy up for...read more

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