Clongowes Wood College is a leading boarding school set in beautiful surroundings, thirty kilometers from Dublin in the heart of the Co. Kildare countryside. A Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition, Clongowes strives to support students in their growth towards a greater understanding and awareness of their faith and the part that this plays in their lives. We are a home from home for 450 boys from all over Ireland and abroad.

Since 1814, Clongowes graduates have become leaders in the areas of business, sport, politics and the arts. Our warm and happy school puts the care and nurturing of each individual student at the heart of everything we do.

Clongowes is a special place that provides an all-round education in a dynamic living and learning community. Our facilities are exemplary with every opportunity given to each student to develop, grow and learn in order to fulfil his potential.

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The season of goodwill is well and truly upon us here in Clongowes and the boys are immersed in the serious business of Christmas exams, all of which must be done, dusted and reported on before their departure for a well earned vacation. Christmas is evident everywhere, from the festive trees in various locations around the campus to the Christmas sweaters sported by students and the odd (!) member of staff each humming their own personal favourites from the ubiquitous seasonal soundtrack that seems to seep from the walls at this time of year.

The season of Advent has already been a full one with many events in the school including the Service of Reconciliation and the Mass to mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception today. That slice of ‘aeterna' quickly gave way to the ‘caduca' when the indefatigable Mr Frank Kelly gave the students their orders for the festivities that were to follow and particularly enjoined them to look after their guests from the staff. The house leaders (pictured here with the Headmaster, Mr Lumb and his wife, Eileen) were better than their word as they spared no effort to make sure that all enjoyed the repast in the Ref’. Long tables accommodated some fifty diners each and the House Leaders plied them with food and drink to beat several bands as the feast began.

Was it good? Well! It was as good a feast as ever there was in the long history of Clongowes and it will take a very fine effort indeed to surpass it in the years to come! There was no trifling with tradition as turkey was served with ham and potatoes all washed down with fizzy pop and followed by a choice of desserts (no trifle there either, but a sufficiency of pudding, profiteroles and ice cream). There never was such a turkey – or at least never one so magical in its proportions. Its tenderness and flavour and size, were the themes of universal admiration. On an occasion like this a boy might well have asked for more and feared no consequence such was the generosity of spirit among the ghosts of Christmas present.

Addressing the assembly afterwards the Headmaster, Mr Lumb thanked all who had made this such a special occasion, mentioning in particular the catering staff. A special word of thanks also to the tireless Mr Frank Kelly of whom (like the born again Ebenezer Scrooge) it might be said, that ‘he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge’.

And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!
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The season of goodwill is well and truly upon us here in Clongowes and the boys are immersed in the serious business of Christmas exams, all of which must be done, dusted and reported on before their departure for a well earned vacation. Christmas is evident everywhere, from the festive trees in various locations around the campus to the Christmas sweaters sported by students and the odd (!) member of staff each humming their own personal favourites from the ubiquitous seasonal soundtrack that seems to seep from the walls at this time of year.

The season of Advent has already been a full one with many events in the school including the Service of Reconciliation and the Mass to mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception today. That slice of ‘aeterna quickly gave way to the ‘caduca when the indefatigable Mr Frank Kelly gave the students their orders for the festivities that were to follow and particularly enjoined them to look after their guests from the staff. The house leaders (pictured here with the Headmaster, Mr Lumb and his wife, Eileen) were better than their word as they spared no effort to make sure that all enjoyed the repast in the Ref’. Long tables accommodated some fifty diners each and the House Leaders plied them with food and drink to beat several bands as the feast began.

Was it good? Well! It was as good a feast as ever there was in the long history of Clongowes and it will take a very fine effort indeed to surpass it in the years to come! There was no trifling with tradition as turkey was served with ham and potatoes all washed down with fizzy pop and followed by a choice of desserts (no trifle there either, but a sufficiency of pudding, profiteroles and ice cream). There never was such a turkey – or at least never one so magical in its proportions. Its tenderness and flavour and size, were the themes of universal admiration. On an occasion like this a boy might well have asked for more and feared no consequence such was the generosity of spirit among the ghosts of Christmas present.

Addressing the assembly afterwards the Headmaster, Mr Lumb thanked all who had made this such a special occasion, mentioning in particular the catering staff. A special word of thanks also to the tireless Mr Frank Kelly of whom (like the born again Ebenezer Scrooge) it might be said, that ‘he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge’.

And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!

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Jazz Crowley-LongThank you for luncheon and dinner yesterday Frank! See you all Sunday!

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Forever Amber. The Rector, Fr Michael Sheil and Clongowes staff get into character for the launch of our application for the AMBER FLAG, where a school must promote the values of the flag symbolising Mental Health. More here: bit.ly/2BEorKD ... See MoreSee Less

Forever Amber. The Rector, Fr Michael Sheil and Clongowes staff get into character for the launch of our application for the AMBER FLAG, where a school must promote the values of the flag symbolising Mental Health. More here: http://bit.ly/2BEorKD

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Progress on the VMP #flatout 🤙👋🏉

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Elizabeth O'KaneKeep going at speed! Rhetoric 2018 won't get much time on this beautiful new pitch.....so #flatout is the operative word!

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The main concourse of Clongowes was awash with forty shades of amber Wednesday morning for the launch of our application for the AMBER FLAG, where a school must promote the values of the flag symbolising Positive Mental Health. More here: bit.ly/2BEorKD ... See MoreSee Less

The main concourse of Clongowes was awash with forty shades of amber Wednesday morning for the launch of our application for the AMBER FLAG, where a school must promote the values of the flag symbolising Positive Mental Health. More here: http://bit.ly/2BEorKD

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Great win today for our TY team in the semi-final of the league. 14-10 against Belvedere College. A thriller on Mocky’s Pitch.

Well done boys!

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Congratulations to the following boys who won medals at the Three Counties Cross Country League Finals today: Minors: Padraic Spillane, James McNamee, Tom Murtagh, Thomas Breen, Marcus Lyons, Alex Kelly, Miguel Garcia, Inigo Lacumberi Juniors: James O'Donohoe, Hugh Hanley, Harry Browne, Roberto Rubio Intermediate: Fernando Siljestrom, Padraic Spillane, Rian O'Domhnaill

Well done all!

Clongowes Wood College SJ added 3 new photos.

Beautiful Duck Push Christmas cards featuring the work of artist Jacinta Crowley-Long are available from Clongowes Reception. Pack of 6 just €6 or €5 for two or more packs. All in aid of Crumlin Children's Hospital. Pls Share
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Beautiful Duck Push Christmas cards featuring the work of artist Jacinta Crowley-Long are available from Clongowes Reception. Pack of 6 just €6 or €5 for two or more packs.  All in aid of Crumlin Childrens Hospital. Pls Share

Transition Year students with the pupils from our sister Jesuit school, Fordham Preparatory School in New York on the streets of Dublin during their week long visit to Clongowes. ... See MoreSee Less

Transition Year students with the pupils from our sister Jesuit school, Fordham Preparatory School in New York on the streets of Dublin during their week long visit to Clongowes.

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The Clongowes Choir nail their Christmas single under the watchful eye of sound engineer and Old Clongownian, Evan Balfe (2011) in the Boys' Chapel. #rolloverbeethoven ... See MoreSee Less

The Clongowes Choir nail their Christmas single under the watchful eye of sound engineer and Old Clongownian, Evan Balfe (2011) in the Boys Chapel. #rolloverbeethoven

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Firing from the lip. Action from the successful Poetry production of Sean O'Casey's 'Shadow of a Gunman', well done to all involved. ... See MoreSee Less

Firing from the lip. Action from the successful Poetry production of Sean OCaseys Shadow of a Gunman, well done to all involved.

The Clongowes Parents Association cordially invites all parents and guardians to celebrate the season that's in it with some mulled wine and mince pies immediately after the Christmas Concert (15.00) on Sunday December 10th ... See MoreSee Less

The Clongowes Parents Association cordially invites all parents and guardians to celebrate the season thats in it with some mulled wine and mince pies immediately after the Christmas Concert (15.00) on Sunday December 10th

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Do you really expect us to believe? Transition Years get into character and give it socks in the Law Ed workshop  #orderincourt

A massive congratulations to the Elements Choir and to Ms Anne Conaghan, Ms Catherine Heslin and Mr David Scott who took 1st Place in the U15 category of the Drogheda Youth Choral Festival on Friday. James Keenan and Matthew Hanley collect the gong from adjudicator Dr. Mary O'Flynn. ... See MoreSee Less

A massive congratulations to the Elements Choir and to Ms Anne Conaghan, Ms Catherine Heslin and Mr David Scott who took 1st Place in the U15 category of the Drogheda Youth Choral Festival on Friday. James Keenan and Matthew Hanley collect the gong from adjudicator Dr. Mary OFlynn.
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Mass from Clongowes will be broadcast live on RTÉ Long Wave 252 and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra tomorrow Sunday 10th Dec at 11am. ... See MoreSee Less

Clongowes Wood College SJ added 3 new photos.

The season of goodwill is well and truly upon us here in Clongowes and the boys are immersed in the serious business of Christmas exams, all of which must be done, dusted and reported on before their departure for a well earned vacation. Christmas is evident everywhere, from the festive trees in various locations around the campus to the Christmas sweaters sported by students and the odd (!) member of staff each humming their own personal favourites from the ubiquitous seasonal soundtrack that seems to seep from the walls at this time of year.

The season of Advent has already been a full one with many events in the school including the Service of Reconciliation and the Mass to mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception today. That slice of ‘aeterna' quickly gave way to the ‘caduca' when the indefatigable Mr Frank Kelly gave the students their orders for the festivities that were to follow and particularly enjoined them to look after their guests from the staff. The house leaders (pictured here with the Headmaster, Mr Lumb and his wife, Eileen) were better than their word as they spared no effort to make sure that all enjoyed the repast in the Ref’. Long tables accommodated some fifty diners each and the House Leaders plied them with food and drink to beat several bands as the feast began.

Was it good? Well! It was as good a feast as ever there was in the long history of Clongowes and it will take a very fine effort indeed to surpass it in the years to come! There was no trifling with tradition as turkey was served with ham and potatoes all washed down with fizzy pop and followed by a choice of desserts (no trifle there either, but a sufficiency of pudding, profiteroles and ice cream). There never was such a turkey – or at least never one so magical in its proportions. Its tenderness and flavour and size, were the themes of universal admiration. On an occasion like this a boy might well have asked for more and feared no consequence such was the generosity of spirit among the ghosts of Christmas present.

Addressing the assembly afterwards the Headmaster, Mr Lumb thanked all who had made this such a special occasion, mentioning in particular the catering staff. A special word of thanks also to the tireless Mr Frank Kelly of whom (like the born again Ebenezer Scrooge) it might be said, that ‘he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge’.

And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!
... See MoreSee Less

The season of goodwill is well and truly upon us here in Clongowes and the boys are immersed in the serious business of Christmas exams, all of which must be done, dusted and reported on before their departure for a well earned vacation. Christmas is evident everywhere, from the festive trees in various locations around the campus to the Christmas sweaters sported by students and the odd (!) member of staff each humming their own personal favourites from the ubiquitous seasonal soundtrack that seems to seep from the walls at this time of year.

The season of Advent has already been a full one with many events in the school including the Service of Reconciliation and the Mass to mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception today. That slice of ‘aeterna quickly gave way to the ‘caduca when the indefatigable Mr Frank Kelly gave the students their orders for the festivities that were to follow and particularly enjoined them to look after their guests from the staff. The house leaders (pictured here with the Headmaster, Mr Lumb and his wife, Eileen) were better than their word as they spared no effort to make sure that all enjoyed the repast in the Ref’. Long tables accommodated some fifty diners each and the House Leaders plied them with food and drink to beat several bands as the feast began.

Was it good? Well! It was as good a feast as ever there was in the long history of Clongowes and it will take a very fine effort indeed to surpass it in the years to come! There was no trifling with tradition as turkey was served with ham and potatoes all washed down with fizzy pop and followed by a choice of desserts (no trifle there either, but a sufficiency of pudding, profiteroles and ice cream). There never was such a turkey – or at least never one so magical in its proportions. Its tenderness and flavour and size, were the themes of universal admiration. On an occasion like this a boy might well have asked for more and feared no consequence such was the generosity of spirit among the ghosts of Christmas present.

Addressing the assembly afterwards the Headmaster, Mr Lumb thanked all who had made this such a special occasion, mentioning in particular the catering staff. A special word of thanks also to the tireless Mr Frank Kelly of whom (like the born again Ebenezer Scrooge) it might be said, that ‘he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge’.

And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!

Niamh Ryan Egan, May García Valenciano and 60 others like this

Jazz Crowley-LongThank you for luncheon and dinner yesterday Frank! See you all Sunday!

3 days ago
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Margaret SorohanSiobhan Uadlog

2 days ago
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Forever Amber. The Rector, Fr Michael Sheil and Clongowes staff get into character for the launch of our application for the AMBER FLAG, where a school must promote the values of the flag symbolising Mental Health. More here: bit.ly/2BEorKD ... See MoreSee Less

Forever Amber. The Rector, Fr Michael Sheil and Clongowes staff get into character for the launch of our application for the AMBER FLAG, where a school must promote the values of the flag symbolising Mental Health. More here: http://bit.ly/2BEorKD

Clongowes Wood College SJ shared Clongowes Sports's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Progress on the VMP #flatout 🤙👋🏉

Angela O'Donnell, Anne-Marie Mitchell and 13 others like this

Elizabeth O'KaneKeep going at speed! Rhetoric 2018 won't get much time on this beautiful new pitch.....so #flatout is the operative word!

1 day ago
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The main concourse of Clongowes was awash with forty shades of amber Wednesday morning for the launch of our application for the AMBER FLAG, where a school must promote the values of the flag symbolising Positive Mental Health. More here: bit.ly/2BEorKD ... See MoreSee Less

The main concourse of Clongowes was awash with forty shades of amber Wednesday morning for the launch of our application for the AMBER FLAG, where a school must promote the values of the flag symbolising Positive Mental Health. More here: http://bit.ly/2BEorKD

Clongowes Wood College SJ shared Clongowes Sports's post.

Well done boys!
... See MoreSee Less

Great win today for our TY team in the semi-final of the league. 14-10 against Belvedere College. A thriller on Mocky’s Pitch.

Well done boys!

Maeve Beggs, Miriam Harty and 23 others like this

Ann Quinn McGovernCongratulations

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The Senior Choir with a rousing rendition of Jingle Bell Rock performed for our visitors from Age Action and KARE. #ClongowesChristmas ... See MoreSee Less

Clongowes Wood College SJ shared Clongowes Sports's post.

Well done all!
... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to the following boys who won medals at the Three Counties Cross Country League Finals today: Minors: Padraic Spillane, James McNamee, Tom Murtagh, Thomas Breen, Marcus Lyons, Alex Kelly, Miguel Garcia, Inigo Lacumberi Juniors: James O'Donohoe, Hugh Hanley, Harry Browne, Roberto Rubio Intermediate: Fernando Siljestrom, Padraic Spillane, Rian O'Domhnaill

Well done all!

Clongowes Wood College SJ added 3 new photos.

Beautiful Duck Push Christmas cards featuring the work of artist Jacinta Crowley-Long are available from Clongowes Reception. Pack of 6 just €6 or €5 for two or more packs. All in aid of Crumlin Children's Hospital. Pls Share
... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful Duck Push Christmas cards featuring the work of artist Jacinta Crowley-Long are available from Clongowes Reception. Pack of 6 just €6 or €5 for two or more packs.  All in aid of Crumlin Childrens Hospital. Pls Share

Transition Year students with the pupils from our sister Jesuit school, Fordham Preparatory School in New York on the streets of Dublin during their week long visit to Clongowes. ... See MoreSee Less

Transition Year students with the pupils from our sister Jesuit school, Fordham Preparatory School in New York on the streets of Dublin during their week long visit to Clongowes.

Mary Markey, Elaine Taaffe and 26 others like this

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The Clongowes Choir nail their Christmas single under the watchful eye of sound engineer and Old Clongownian, Evan Balfe (2011) in the Boys' Chapel. #rolloverbeethoven ... See MoreSee Less

The Clongowes Choir nail their Christmas single under the watchful eye of sound engineer and Old Clongownian, Evan Balfe (2011) in the Boys Chapel. #rolloverbeethoven

Mary Flynn, Sara Egan and 22 others like this

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Firing from the lip. Action from the successful Poetry production of Sean O'Casey's 'Shadow of a Gunman', well done to all involved. ... See MoreSee Less

Firing from the lip. Action from the successful Poetry production of Sean OCaseys Shadow of a Gunman, well done to all involved.

The Clongowes Parents Association cordially invites all parents and guardians to celebrate the season that's in it with some mulled wine and mince pies immediately after the Christmas Concert (15.00) on Sunday December 10th ... See MoreSee Less

The Clongowes Parents Association cordially invites all parents and guardians to celebrate the season thats in it with some mulled wine and mince pies immediately after the Christmas Concert (15.00) on Sunday December 10th

Do you really expect us to believe? Transition Years get into character and give it socks in the Law Ed workshop #orderincourt ... See MoreSee Less

Do you really expect us to believe? Transition Years get into character and give it socks in the Law Ed workshop  #orderincourt

A massive congratulations to the Elements Choir and to Ms Anne Conaghan, Ms Catherine Heslin and Mr David Scott who took 1st Place in the U15 category of the Drogheda Youth Choral Festival on Friday. James Keenan and Matthew Hanley collect the gong from adjudicator Dr. Mary O'Flynn. ... See MoreSee Less

A massive congratulations to the Elements Choir and to Ms Anne Conaghan, Ms Catherine Heslin and Mr David Scott who took 1st Place in the U15 category of the Drogheda Youth Choral Festival on Friday. James Keenan and Matthew Hanley collect the gong from adjudicator Dr. Mary OFlynn.
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