Once lunch is over, the entire group convenes in the James Joyce Library where a number of social activities take place...

Following the departure of Fr Leonard Moloney last week, Mr Chris Lumb, has become the first lay headmaster of Clongowes Wood College…

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Last February, after eleven years in the position, Fr Leonard Moloney SJ announced that he would be stepping down as Headmaster of Clongowes Wood College in August and last Wednesday it came to pass…

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  • 05 Age Action

    Dancing in the Concourse

    In September 2014, a group of 18 Transition year boys began preparations for the ‘Age Action’ outreach programme in Clongowes. This programme was to replace what was previously known as the TEFL programme or ‘Teaching English as a Foreign Language’ to Asylum Seekers in the Kildare area. After having great success for seven years, this […]

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  • 04 School Assembly copy

    Headmaster’s Address

    A very good morning to everyone and welcome back to the College after the long summer break.  It is great to be here at last and speaking to you all in this wonderful setting of the Boys’ Chapel as we start this new academic year together.  A particularly warm welcome to the 88 boys who […]

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  • 03 New Headmaster

    A New Hand On The Tiller

    Following the departure of Fr Leonard Moloney last week, Mr Chris Lumb, has become the first lay headmaster of Clongowes Wood College…  Chris (pictured above with the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil) was selected as headmaster following a rigourous selection process lasting several months, and has much experience in that role in boarding schools and in […]

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  • Fr Moloney departs

    Fr Moloney Departs

    Last February, after eleven years in the position, Fr Leonard Moloney SJ announced that he would be stepping down as Headmaster of Clongowes Wood College in August and last Wednesday it came to pass… In a letter to parents Fr Moloney said: ‘Having served for almost eleven years, I will be leaving with not a […]

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