Clongowes Wood College is a seven-day boarding school located in beautiful surroundings, twenty miles from Dublin in the heart of Co. Kildare.

Music is an integral part of life in Clongowes

An inside look at a typical day at Clongowes

The co-curricular life of Clongowes complements the Academic & Spiritual development of each student enhancing the atmosphere within the college.

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    Key Elements in Clongowes

    At lunchtime on Tuesday 26th August the corridors of Clongowes Wood College became home to the 201st class in the school’s history. While many of Rhetoric 2020 will have been daunted by their new surroundings, the presence of 18 welcoming house-leaders undoubtedly eased some of those anxieties – or at least the burdened climb up […]

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    Father Kenney Day

    The spirit of Fr Peter Kenney SJ, founder of Clongowes Wood College (1814), beamed down on the 650+ guests who attended the old school on Saturday, 21st June to mark the outstanding achievement of the college being at the forefront of education in Ireland for 200 years. They came in their droves from home and […]

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    Leaving Cert Results

    Last Wednesday, 13th August, the students from Rhetoric 2014 returned to the school to collect their Leaving Certificate results. We had high expectations of the boys, which they surpassed by some distance. In a letter to the parents the Headmaster Fr Moloney congratulated them on an outstanding performance: “The Leaving Certificate results, which have just come […]

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    Bicentenary Rugby Festival

    Coming to Clongowes this Autumn, 20 of the best schoolboy rugby teams in Ireland, England & Wales. In celebration of our Bi-centenary Clongowes Wood College is hosting a festival of rugby featuring future rugby stars from across the British Isles. This will be the ultimate platform for these players and teams to showcase their talents […]

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    Staff v Students in the beautiful game

    For Greece and Rome who bravely stood… In one of the greatest encounters of antiquity at Thermopylae, they say that King Leonidas led 300 Spartans to victory over the Persian God-King Xerxes I and his army of one million men. The story has proven to be a topic of cultural inspiration and is renowned as […]

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