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!  

Director of Rugby Tomas O’Leary

4th September 2021

We are delighted to welcome Tomás O’Leary to Clongowes as our new Director of Rugby. Tomás brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the role and we wish him well in his new position. Tomás is a well known former Ireland Rugby international who was part of the Irish team that won the 2009…read more

Clongowes Life

13th August 2021

This year’s Clongowes Life Magazine is jam packed full of news and photos!  Browse the pages for peek into the varied and vibrant life at our boarding school. Enjoy!  

Information for Past Pupils

30th July 2021

The following is information published by the Jesuit Province for past pupils impacted by Joseph Marmion SJ   Barbara Walshe and Catherine O’Connell have worked extensively both as practitioners and as academics in the advancement of restorative justice processes. They are now engaged in an independent process with survivors of abuse by Joseph Marmion SJ….read more

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 more

RIP: James P ‘Peter’ Neary (OC’67)

22nd June 2021

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Professor J. Peter Neary. Born in Drogheda in 1950, Peter left Clongowes in 1967. He was the Rhetoric Imperator winning prizes in Latin, Irish, Mathematics, French and History and was secretary of the House Debating Society. He went on to study economics at…read more

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