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Statement from Jesuits Ireland

8th 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 narrative record of the abuse perpetrated by Fr Joseph Marmion SJ on students in Jesuit schools. Fr Joseph Marmion SJ. His abuse, the harm caused and Jesuit accountability: A narrative…read article

Frances Kelly’s ‘Pieta’ painting celebrated at Clongowes

19th 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 part of our annual Mass of Thanksgiving for Benefactors.  The role of giving has always been of great importance in the story of Clongowes allowing the school to develop and…read article

SciFest National Champion 2023

4th December 2023

Congratulations Jack Shannon (Rhetoric) SciFest National Champion 2023! Jack will now represent Ireland at the prestigious 2024 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles. Jack’s project looks at peatland restoration using remote sensing techniques.  As part of his project,  Jack investigated two distinct peatland sites to assess the effectiveness of various imaging…read article

Rhetoric ’93 Return!

14th November 2023

On September 2, 2023, the Rhetoric ’93 boys drove up the avenue in a Bartons bus, feeling the mix of apprehension and excitement we all have felt after a long break.  This break was slightly longer.  On a gloriously sunny day this moderately older bunch of young lads were greeted in front of the castle…read article

Alberto Hurtado Bursary Programme – Past Pupils tell us their experience

23rd October 2023

‘The experience I had over the 6 years, the lessons I learned and the ethos that was instilled into me is what changed everything in my life’ The words of Michael Medeiros OC’18 on the impact his time at Clongowes has had on his life. This Summer we welcomed back some graduates of the Alberto…read article

Outstanding Leaving Certificate Results 2023

30th September 2023

Huge congratulations to the students of Rhetoric 2023 who recently received a very strong set of Leaving Certificate Results. 75.3% of the year group achieved over 450 points, compared to the national average of 38.5% 33% achieved over 550 points compared to the national average of 13.2% A remarkable seven students recorded the maximum 625…read article

Clongowes Life Magazine

7th July 2023

Life as a student in Clongowes is busy and fun!  No matter what the boys are passionate about, there is lots to get involved in throughout the year. Our Clongowes Life magazine is a round up of some of the activities and achievements in the academic year 2022 – 2023.  We hope you enjoy it!

Fr Peter Kenney Day 2023 celebrated in glorious sunshine

26th June 2023

Dr Pat McCarthy, Joe Rooney & Antoinette Kelly. As we conclude the 209th Academic year since the foundation of Clongowes Wood College 100+ Old Clongownians and their guests took the opportunity to revisit the college on June 14th.  This annual event which celebrates the founding of the College by Fr Peter Kenney in 1814 is…read article

Lesotho Immersion Experience

23rd May 2023

In late March, we travelled to Lesotho as pilgrims, servants and students.  During our pilgrimage to Lesotho, we had the opportunity to work closely with the local community on different development projects as part of our immersion programme.  This involved water accessibility projects, road maintenance and tree planting initiatives.  We built many meaningful relationships with…read article

Rudiments on Tour!

16th May 2023

The Rudiments tour to Delphi was another huge success this year. With an early departure from Clongowes at 8.00am, we headed westward towards the lakes of Connemara and the Killary Fjord, stopping off at the Galway Plaza en route for a very enjoyable Supermac’s meal. The area around the Delphi Resort was spectacular – mountains,…read article

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