Alumnus of the Year 2019




Nominations are requested from Old Clongownians, the Jesuit community, Clongowes staff and current parents, for suitable candidates to receive the Clongowes ‘Alumnus of the Year’ award.  This award was first presented at the Clongowes Union Annual Dinner in February 2015, and annually thereafter.

Nominations will be welcomed for outstanding Old Clongownian candidates under any of the following categories:

Social Justice, Arts, Public Life, Business & Innovation, Sport or Courage & Determination.

The nominations will be evaluated and a winner selected by a panel comprising of OCs, Clongowes academic staff and current and past parents.

In evaluating the nominations the panel will seek alumni who have been at least one of the following in his life to date:

Inspirational | Transformational | Internationally Prominent | Socially Responsible | Innovative | Entrepreneurial | Outstanding

The vital aim of a Jesuit education is the full growth of the person, leading to action.

The Ignation vision is to form ‘Leaders in Service’, men and women of competence, conscience and compassionate commitment. The aim of the ‘Alumnus of the Year’ award is to acknowledge and celebrate those who have clearly and prominently followed this path.


Do you know someone deserving of a nomination?

Email your nomination and a brief description of why you feel this individual should be celebrated to or post to the College marked for the attention of Tanya Hayes.

Closing date for nominations is January 6th.


Maeliosa Power | President, Clongowes Union 2019/20


Award Recipients

2014 Peter McVerry

2015 James Costello

2016 Fr Michael Sheil

2017 John Bruton

2018 Sir William Sargent