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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 more

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 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 more

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 more

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 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!  

House Leaders 2022 / 2023

27th May 2022

Congratulations to the Poetry students who have been selected as the incoming House Leaders for next academic year 2022-23. House Leaders play an important role in the College, working in service of the school and their fellow students.  There are ten Houses at Clongowes, and each House is made up of a cross-section of boys…read more

Annual Triangle Race

24th May 2022

This year’s Annual Triangle Race took place on the evening of Tuesday 17th May.  Luckily, competitors got a break in the rain as the sun came out just in time for the run. A staple in the sporting calendar of the College, the race covers both of Clongowes’ avenues and a section of the public…read more

Art Students’ Laudato Si Mural

20th May 2022

Clongowes Transition Year art students Eoin, Benedikt, Alfonso, Javier, Cyril, Liam, Daniel & Allen undertook the grand task of painting a Laudoto Si mural in the Irish Jesuits International Garden in Dublin earlier this month. The students worked with Syrian fine artist, Manar Al-Shouha, to commission a mural of their design to represent Laudoto Si,…read more

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