Foundation - Clongowes Wood College

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

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

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

Clongowes Foundation welcomes Elements and Rudiments parents to discuss future development at the College

11th November 2022

On Friday 28th October, Clongowes Foundation along with the Headmaster Mr Lumb welcomed a group of Elements and Rudiments parents to the College to introduce the work of the Foundation and share upcoming ambitions for the College.  The gathering took place in the Bellarmine Centre – the light filled learning centre for Third Line boys…read article

Clongowes Foundation – Developments Autumn 2022

18th October 2022

  Foundation Autumn Update 2022 In a wonderful development for the Jesuit Order and for Clongowes, one of the early Alberto Hurtado Bursary graduates, Seán McMahon (OC’16), entered the Jesuit noviciate in Innsbruck this September.  Shadowing the life of Fr Cyril Power S.J. (OC 1907)[1], Seán studied Theoretical Physics in Cambridge after leaving Clongowes.  While…read article

August 18th Feast of St. Alberto Hurtado

18th August 2022

August 18th – Today we celebrate the Feast Day of Alberto Hurtado, the modern Chilean, Jesuit saint for whom the Alberto Hurtado Bursary Programme (AHP) at Clongowes Wood College is named. A dedicated scholar, priest, and servant of the poor, Padre Hurtado, as he was popularly known throughout his native Chile grew up in poverty following…read article

Old Clongownians enjoy a wonderful Fr Peter Kenney Day 2022

7th July 2022

After a 2-year break, June 15th saw the welcome return of the annual Fr Peter Kenney Day where 100+ Old Clongownians and their guests enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with the College and their fellow students. The event which celebrates the founding of the College by Fr Peter Kenney in 1814 is open to all…read article

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!  

Richard Robinson 1920-2019

9th 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.  Born in 1920, Dick lived into his 100th year. Richard Robinson of Newberry Hall, Carbury, County Kildare, attended Clongowes between 1932 and 1938, where his uncle Fr. Mathias Bodkin S.J….read article

Duck Push 2020 – Thank You

28th October 2020

As Autumn closes in and Summer weather gives way to crisp afternoons and frosty mornings we are handing the Duck Push batton over to Syntax 2021.  We want to thank everyone who supported us during this year’s fundraising drive for a covid testing machine. We thank our prefects and teachers, parents and guardians, students, friends,…read article

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