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Virtual Open Evening

4th November 2022

Join us on November 17th at 6.30 pm for a Virtual Open Evening at Clongowes. Our Virtual Open Evening offers both students and parents the opportunity to learn more about the many facets of life at Clongowes such as our approach to teaching and learning, our ethos, boarding life, sporting and co-curricular opportunities, and lots…read more

Captivated by Storyteller Niall de Burca!

23rd October 2022

Renowned storyteller Niall de Burca captivated, thrilled and scared our Third Line students on Thursday evening, Oct 21st.  In Room 3 drawn curtains and muted lighting, with low level spotlights, set the atmosphere. But it was De Burca’s sonorous voice and hypnotic presence that transported the boys from Clongowes to the realms of other worlds,…read more

Clongowes Life 2022 Edition

7th 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 2021 -2022 academic year!  

Academy – Famine: Bengal & Ireland Compared

13th February 2022

On Tuesday 8th March, Georóid Ryan, delivered his Academy presentation entitled: ‘Famine:Bengal & Ireland Compared‘.  It’s clear that Georóid’s research for his Academy was extensive, detailing the origins and impacts of two tragic world events and exploring those aspects that are mirrored across both. To provide some background on The Clongowes Academy for those that…read more

At School Together in Conmee’s Time

7th February 2022

To mark the 140th anniversary of the birth of James Joyce, Fr Bruce Bradley SJ shares an insight into life at Clongowes during Joyce’s time at the school: James Joyce was a student at Clongowes Wood College near Clane, in Co. Kildare, for three years and a term, from the autumn of 1888 until just…read more

Academy: A Northern Identity Crisis – a view from a mixed up Ulsterman

6th February 2022

On Tuesday, Henry McCallum took to the Academy stage; the first of the Poetry Academy members this year to present to the assembled staff and students. To provide some background on The Clongowes Academy for those that are unfamiliar:  The Academy was set up by Fr Hilary Lawton, Prefect of Studies, back in the 1950s…read more

Mr Spicebag Visits Clongowes

18th 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 have been known occasionally to replace the ‘coffee’ during those ‘Coffee Evening’ treats, somewhat nudging out the popular pizza treat at times. As such it was impossible for Ms O’Loughlin,…read more

Jesuit Province Statement

17th 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. The scheme has been recommended by the Steering Group which represents survivors. Click here to access the scheme » Irish Jesuit Provincial Leonard Moloney SJ says: “Once again I want…read more

Virtual Open Evening

5th 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 opportunity to learn more about the many facets of life at Clongowes such as our approach to teaching and learning, our ethos, boarding life, sporting and co-curricular opportunities, and lots…read more

Explore Our Virtual Tour

1st 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 enjoyed with sound on – enjoy!  

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