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

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    BICENTENARY EVENT

    UNION BICENTENARY EVENT (INCORPORATING FR. KENNEY DAY) Saturday 21st June 2014 – Clongowes Wood College As you will now be aware, this year marks the 200th anniversary of your alma mater – Clongowes Wood College.  The Rector and Headmaster have kindly offered Clongowes Union use of the school facilities on Saturday 21st June for past pupils […]

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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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    Rolling back the years

    Bicentenary Pageant On Wednesday May, 18th 1814, in a country devoid of mechanised forms of transport, young Master James McLornan from the Glens of Antrim made the long journey south to the plains of Kildare and the newly established Jesuit school, just north of Clane. There he was met and welcomed by Fr Peter Kenney […]

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    Drop Everything And Read

    World Book Day  It has become a tradition that in order to celebrate World Book Day here in Clongowes we “Drop Everything And Read” (D.E.A.R.). As in previous years students and all staff members were asked to pick a book or magazine of their choice and read for half an hour. Our experienced cheerleaders acted […]

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