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

An inside look at a typical day at Clongowes

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th of October

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    First Year Rugby

    As the leaves gather by the roadside, ghastly masks appear at the shop fronts and European Rugby returns to the fixture list, there isn’t a schoolchild in the country that hasn’t cast an eye on the midterm break that is creeping up. Having been eager to make a good impression on their new mentors both […]

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  • The Headmaster, Fr Moloney sj, Brent Pope and Gordon D'Arcy (OC '98) at the launch of the Festival of Rugby in Clongowes.

    Bicentenary Rugby Festival

    It’s that time of year again, when the young men of Clongowes don the purple and white to represent the school on the rugby field. While this has been happening since the boys returned to school last August there is nothing to quicken the pulse quite so much as the sight of 15 young men […]

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  • Clongowes Community

    WWI Battlefields Trip

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old… At the end of September, a group from the Clongowes Wood College community with some alumni and friends visited Flanders and the Somme to commemorate the contribution of Old Clongownians and Irish Jesuits to World War One. We flew to Brussels before cockcrow […]

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  • Simon Tierney Talk

    Mental Health Awareness

    This morning (Wednesday 15th October) Simon Tierney (OC ’02) spoke to a selection of Higher Line students on the topic of obsessive compulsive disorder and mental well-being as part of his tour of schools and other venues in the Leinster area. In the Library, where he once held an audience spellbound as Juror No. 8 […]

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