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Leadership Series

19th March 2018

  The Clongowes Foundation invites you and a guest to join us for the LEADERSHIP SERIES 2018 ‘Before we lead others we must lead ourselves’ JACK KAVANAGH (OC’11) Cultivating and maintaining the characteristics of leadership and resilience in life is a constant challenge for all of us, so we are pleased to have Jack Kavanagh…read article

Changes in the Foundation

2nd October 2017

New Chair of Fundraising in the Clongowes Foundation After forty-two years of service to Clongowes, the last four of which were as Chair of Fundraising in the Clongowes Foundation, Martin Nugent has announced his retirement and has been replaced in this role by Joseph Rooney (OC’79). Joe (pictured above being congratulated by the Headmaster, Mr…read article

Fr Peter Kenney Day

16th June 2017

As is now the custom every June, Clongowes Foundation welcomes all Old Clongownians, who have left the College forty years or more, to enjoy Fr. Peter Kenney Day. This year (Wednesday 14th June) was no exception as over OCs, ranging from 1945 to 1972, turned out to enjoy a day of reunion and celebration. The…read article

London Leadership

4th May 2017

Gordon D’Arcy Clongowes London Leadership April 2017 Last Thursday April 27th, the annual Clongowes London Leadership series took place. Seventy plus UK based OC’s accompanied by some very welcome guests were privileged to gain considerable insights into the contemporary world of the professional rugby game. Gordon D’Arcy OC’98 (pictured above with Martin Nugent, Chair of…read article

Alumnus of the Year 2016

26th February 2017

There was surely a straw or two in the wind for the Rector and quintessential Old Clongownian, Fr Michael Sheil, SJ (OC’56), when he found himself excluded from the deliberations of the Evaluation Committee for the Alumnus of the Year 2016 last February. Fr Sheil had already appeared on the front cover of ‘The Clongownian…read article

Foundation Leadership Series

21st November 2016

The Clongowes Wood College Foundation welcomed over 350 alumni, current parents along with the Rector, Fr. Michael Sheil SJ and our new Jesuit Provincial Fr. Leonard Moloney SJ to the O’Callaghan’s…

London Leadership: Business of Global Creativity

26th April 2016

The Clongowes Foundation welcomed over sixty OC’s with their guests to Hallam Conference Centre on April 7th last. Nick Hewer OC’62, famous for his role on the BBC’s programme The Apprentice, interviewed William Sargent OC’73 – a man typically not interested in accolades or even attention. William arrived to Clongowes at age of tender age of 11,…read article

Lunch with Gordon D’Arcy

18th April 2016

On Saturday April 9th a crowd of some 250 gathered in the Marker Hotel in Dublin for an event organised by the Clongowes Foundation to pay tribute to Old Clongownian Gordon D’Arcy (OC’98) and raise some money for the Alberto Hurtado Bursary Fund… When the hard-pressed MC, Ambrose O’Sullivan (OC’78) eventually managed to get the…read article

Leadership Series

25th November 2015

Last week Ms Orlaith Carmody, an international speaker, coach, author of ‘Perform as a Leader’ and MD of, addressed an audience of Old Clongownians, parents and staff on “The Performance of Leadership”. The event, which is part of the ongoing Clongowes Leadership Series organised by the Clongowes Foundation took place in the Clyde Court Hotel and was followed by a lively…read article

Leadership Series 2014

10th November 2014

Clongowes Foundation Leadership Series The Clongowes Foundation Leadership Series re-emerged following a hiatus since 2012 with an inspiring and humble delivery by Patrick Joy (OC ‘69). EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, Patrick is founder of Suretank Ltd, the world’s largest manufacturer of offshore transport tanks for the oil exploration industry. A globally recognised leader…read article

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