School Year 2019 / 2020
  • Our Lady's Bower

    School for Girls, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

  • Curriculum

    Junior Cycle, Senior Cycle, Transition Year, Career Guidance

  • Transition Year

    Musical, Drama, Junk Kouture, Gaisce, Scifest, Young Scientist, Young Social Innovators

  • Extra Curriculum

    Music, Art, Hockey, Gaelic, Basketball, Athletics, Debating

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Welcome

Our Lady’s Bower places emphasis on high scholastic achievement

yet equal provision is given to the personal and spiritual development of all our students.

Our motto “Each for all and all for God

Mannequin Challenge

Kate Shortlisted for Young Athlete of the Year Award

Kate Shortlisted for Young Athlete of the Year Award

Congratulations to 5th Year Kate Derwin who has been shortlisted for the “Her Sport” Young ...
Safe Disposal of Drug Related Litter Initiative

Safe Disposal of Drug Related Litter Initiative

The members of our Student Council, with Principal Mr Casey and Student Council Co-Ordinator Ms ...
Rachel Awarded DCU Scholarship for Excellence

Rachel Awarded DCU Scholarship for Excellence

Congratulations to Rachel Doyle (Class of 2019) who was awarded an academic scholarship from DCU ...
Irish Dancing Success

Irish Dancing Success

Congratulations to 5th Year Lauren Bradley, who recently won the u17 Irish Open in Tralee. ...
Barra Flynn Memorial Scholarship 2019

Barra Flynn Memorial Scholarship 2019

Congratulations to Alanna Nic Ghiolla Phadraig, 1st place winner of the Barra Flynn Memorial Scholarship ...
Emily Performs at Sir James Galway’s 80th Birthday

Emily Performs at Sir James Galway’s 80th Birthday

Congratulations to 5th Year Emily Spencer, who was one of 6 young flautists invited to ...
Soroptimist Public Speaking

Soroptimist Public Speaking

Congratulations to 6th Year Carla Cooney and 5th Year Aoife McDermott, who participated in the ...
Junior Mayor Elections

Junior Mayor Elections

Congratulations to 5th Year Ashling McCarthy, who has been elected to the office of Junior ...

Ms. Anne Beades
Ms. Anne BeadesDeputy Principal
Mr. Noel Casey
Mr. Noel CaseyPrincipal
Ms. Diane Windle
Ms. Diane WindleDeputy Principal

Meet the Team

 

Curriculum

Junior Cycle, Senior Cycle, AEN, TY, Career Guidance, Religious Educations
Our school excels in the personal development of its students in academic studies, sports and the Arts. Our Lady’s Bower places firm emphasis on high scholastic achievement, yet equal provision is given to personal development

Transition Year

Musical, Drama, Junk Kouture, Scifest, First Aid, Young Scientist, Young Social Innovators
Our programme aims to promote the holistic development of our students and to prepare them for their role as responsible members of society. It is designed to provide pupils with the opportunity to discover their own talents

Guidance

At Our Lady’s Bower our primary mission is to ensure that every student will reach her full potential
The two guidance counsellors are available to meet with students who require personal | social, educational and career guidance. Students can avail of a professional, confidential service in a safe and positive environment.

Parents Area

Uniform

Information on School Uniform and PE Uniform

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Book List

Books required for various subjects at all levels

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Dates

Important Dates for School Term, Meetings, Exams

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Subjects

Curriculum – Core Subjects and Optional Subjects

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Further Information


The Sunday Times, 27th August 2017, identified Our Lady’s Bower as a top feeder school (non-fee paying) outside of Dublin to universities with 97% of the girls from the 2017 class in third level.

Our Lady’s Bower ranked in the top 50 schools out of 400, the only Westmeath school to make the top 50. 10% of the girls in the class of 2016 were awarded scholarships to Irish universities.

We invite you to explore Our Lady’s Bower

Check out  our prospectus online

Online Prospectus