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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?”

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James Joyce is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author
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 ...more

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John Redmond is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
Politician, Barrister
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 ...more

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Oliver St. John Gogarty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
Poet, Politician, Author
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 ...more

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Brian Carney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
Rugby Player
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 ...more

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Michael O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
Businessperson
Michael Kevin O'Leary is an Irish businessman and the chief executive officer of the Irish airline Ryanair. He is one of Ireland's wealthiest businessmen.

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Thomas Crean is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
Soldier, Surgeon
Major Dr. Thomas Joseph Crean, VC DSO was an Irish rugby union player, British Army soldier and doctor. During the Second Boer War, while serving with the Imperial Light Horse, he was awarded ...more

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Nick Hewer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
TV Personality
Nicholas Radbourn Hewer is an English former public relations consultant and television presenter. From 2005 to 2014, he appeared as Lord Sugar's adviser on the British television series The ...more

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Gordon D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
Gordon D'Arcy Rugby Player
Gordon William D'Arcy is an Irish rugby player, more specifically an inside centre. He is registered to Lansdowne RFC and plays for provincial and RaboDirect Pro12 side Leinster.

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Rob Kearney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
Rugby Player
Robert Kearney, also referred to as Rob Kearney, is an Irish rugby union rugby player who currently plays for UCD, Leinster and Ireland. As a youth he also played rugby union for Clongowes Wood ...more

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Simon Coveney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
Spokesperson, Politician
Simon Coveney is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as a Teachta Dála for Cork South–Central since 1998. In March 2011 he became Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in ...more

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Brian Coffey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
Brian Coffey Writer
Brian Coffey was an Irish poet and publisher. His work was informed by his Catholicism and by his background in science and philosophy, and his connection to surrealism. For these reasons, he is ...more

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Fergus McFadden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
Fergus McFadden
Fergus McFadden from Kilkenny is an Irish professional rugby union player. He is currently contracted to Leinster and the Irish rugby union.

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Daniel O'Connell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
Daniel O'Connell
Daniel O'Connell was a poet, actor, writer and journalist in San Francisco, California, and a co-founder of the Bohemian Club. He was the grand-nephew of Daniel O'Connell, the famed Irish orator ...more

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Hugh Coveney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
Hugh Coveney Politician
Hugh P. Coveney was an Irish Fine Gael politician, and a noted yachtsman.

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Oliver MacDonagh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
Oliver MacDonagh
Oliver Ormond Gerard Michael MacDonagh, MA, MA, PhD, DLitt, BL, FBA, FAHA, MRIA, was a noted professor of Irish history who made a particular study of the historic relationship between Ireland ...more

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David Kearney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
David Kearney
Dave Kearney, is an Irish rugby union player who plays wing and fullback for Lansdowne, Leinster and Ireland. Kearney was born on 19 June 1989 in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland. He attended ...more

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J. T. Walsh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Clongowes Wood College Alumni
1251962 added Actor
Born 1943
Died 1988
US actor who attended Clongowes Wood College 1955-1961
 
  James Thomas Patrick "J. T." Walsh was an American actor. He appeared in many well known films, including Nixon, Hoffa, A Few Good Men, Backdraft, Miracle on 34th Street, Outbreak, ...more