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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Clongowes Wood College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Clongowes Wood College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Clongowes Wood College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Clongowes Wood College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Clongowes Wood College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Clongowes Wood College.

James Joyce and Oliver St. John Gogarty are only the beginning of the graduates on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Clongowes Wood College?” and “Which celebrities are Clongowes Wood College alumni?”
James Joyce is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
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James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominent among these the stream of consciousness technique he utilized. Other well-known works are the short-story collection Dubliners, and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake. His other writings include three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters. Joyce was born in 41 Brighton Square, ...more

Age: Died at 59 (1882-1941)

Birthplace: Rathgar, Republic of Ireland

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John Redmond is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
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John Edward Redmond was an Irish nationalist politician, barrister, MP in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party from 1900 to 1918. He was a moderate, constitutional and conciliatory politician who attained the twin dominant objectives of his political life, party unity and finally in September 1914 achieving the promise of Irish Home Rule under an Act which granted an interim form of self-government to Ireland. However, implementation of the Act was suspended by the intervention of World War I, and ultimately made untenable after the Conscription Crisis of 1918. He was the elder brother of Willie Redmond and father ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1856-1918)

Birthplace: County Wexford, Republic of Ireland

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Oliver St. John Gogarty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
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Oliver Joseph St John Gogarty was an Irish poet, author, otolaryngologist, athlete, politician, and well-known conversationalist, who served as the inspiration for Buck Mulligan in James Joyce's novel Ulysses. ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1878-1957)

Birthplace: Parnell Square

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Brian Carney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
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Brian Carney is an Irish professional rugby league commentator and former dual-code rugby international player. He most recently played rugby league for the Warrington Wolves, but during his career has played for Super League clubs Gateshead Thunder, Hull and Wigan Warriors, as well as National Rugby League club, Newcastle Knights. Carney crossed codes to play rugby union for Munster, from 2007 to 2009. He earned caps for international representation, for Ireland in both rugby league and rugby union, and also Great Britain in rugby league. He also played Gaelic football as a junior. Carney is one of the presenters for Sky's new coverage of GAA which started in June 2014. ...more

Age: 41

Birthplace: Cork, Republic of Ireland

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