Past pupils - Clongowes Wood College

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

Lords of the ring

13th February 2014

Following several weeks of lung-busting training at the National Boxing Stadium on South Circular Road our 30 volunteers are ready! (see YouTube link below) On February 21st at Dandelion on St. Stephen’s Green, they will take to the ring and embody the fight that Jack Kavanagh began in August 2012. Despite paralysis following a C4/C5…read more

A Clongownian’s war on TV3 tonight

9th December 2013

2014 sees the centenary of the birth of a remarkable Clongownian, Doctor Aidan MacCarthy (OC 1930), from Castletownbere on the Beara peninsula in West Cork. He was remarkable for many reasons – as a doctor, as an Air Commodore in the RAF during the Second World War, as a survivor of the harshest of regimes in…read more

Nothing to commemorate in 1916?

3rd December 2013

Nigh on one hundred and seventy seven years have passed since Daniel O’Connell founded a debating society in Clongowes in an Ireland that had yet to experience the trauma of the Great Famine. John Maher (Elements) had been in the school (in a very different Ireland) for less than three months when he encountered the…read more

Old Clongownians light up the small screen

2nd December 2013

Following on the extraordinary success of the Rhetoric drama, ‘The Last Confession’ it seems only fitting that we acknowledge those who have taken their thespian talents beyond the Clongowes theatre.  Having considered several past-pupils who appeared throughout RTE’s fine crime drama Love/Hate in recent weeks, we now look beyond our shores and find two Old…read more

Love, Hate and Clongowes

16th November 2013

Love/Hate has a bit of a Marmite taste it would seem. Some would rather watch the Antiques Roadshow but 1.3million others have been glued to RTE every Sunday over the past six weeks. Whatever your views might be, it is undeniable that the antics of Nidge, Fran, Elmo et al. have superseded Chelsea’s recent woes…read more

For Clongowes, for Leinster, for Ireland…

13th November 2013

It was as though Joe Schmidt had actually read the script. It was his day but it was also to be Clongowes’ day. When Dave Kearney (OC’07) entered the fray in the 55th minute to make his international bow against Samoa last Saturday, he joined his brother Rob (OC’04), Fergus McFadden (OC’05) and the evergreen…read more

For Clongowes, for Leinster, for Ireland…

13th November 2013

It was as though Joe Schmidt had actually read the script. It was his day but it was also to be Clongowes’ day. When Dave Kearney (OC’07) entered the fray in the 55th minute to make his international bow against Samoa last Saturday, he joined his brother Rob (OC’04), Fergus McFadden (OC’05) and the evergreen…read more

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