School Year 2017 / 2018
  • 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

An Grianán Mhuire



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

We Did It Again!

We Did It Again!

On yet another momentous occasion for Oonagh Kelly and Our Lady’s Bower, ‘Moo’ emerged as ...
Past Pupil News

Past Pupil News

  Congratulations to Bower girl Niamh Howlin who was interviewed on RTE1 recently for having ...
Double Gold for Bower Swim Team

Double Gold for Bower Swim Team

Well done to the Bower Swim Team who had a great outing on Sunday, 15 ...
Congratulations Girls

Congratulations Girls

Jenny Awarded Teaching Diploma: Sixth year Jenny Dolan has been busy recently with language orals ...
Sive in Contention for Olympics

Sive in Contention for Olympics

Past pupil Sive Brassil from Ballinasloe is in contention to represent Ireland in the modern ...
Five First Years in Maths Final

Five First Years in Maths Final

Five first year students have qualified for the 24th final of the Irish Junior Maths ...
Ministers Visit Bower

Ministers Visit Bower

  On Thursday, 12 April Minister for Tourism and Transport Shane Ross visited the school ...
Italia 2018

Italia 2018

Eighty six very enthusiastic second years accompanied by ten slightly apprehensive teachers enjoyed a four ...

Ms. Anne Beades
Ms. Anne BeadesDeputy Principal
Mr. Noel Casey
Mr. Noel CaseyPrincipal
Ms. Annette Craven
Ms. Annette Craven1st Year Head

Meet the Team



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


At Our Lady’s Bower the prime mission is to ensure that every student will reach her full potential
The guidance counsellor ensures that from her early days in the school students are advised on third level entry requirements. Students who may be experiencing personal difficulties may also avail of counselling on a confidential basis.

Parents Area


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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Important Dates for School Term, Meetings, Exams

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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