It is with great regret that Clongowes Foundation must cancel Fr. Peter Kenney Day which was to be held on Wednesday June 17th, 2020. In normal circumstances Father Peter Kenney S.J. Day would mark the end of our year. This day has become a landmark of our calendar and a day to celebrate the company of each other in familiar surroundings. This year’s event was planned to celebrate the centenary of the death of the Rt. Hon. Christopher Palles, who left Clongowes in 1847. In a long life of great achievement – he retired from the bench at the age of eighty-five – he was the last chief baron of the Irish exchequer court. He was the first President of The Clongowes Union and was a benefactor of the College, donating the High Altar for then newly opened Boy’s Chapel, or The New Chapel as it was called.
We wish you all good health in these times and look forward to better days.