School Year 2018 / 2019
  • 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

Junior Cert Results Day

Junior Cert Results Day

Congratulations to all of our students who received their Junior Cert results. The students gathered nervously ...
3rd Year Visit to the Mosque

3rd Year Visit to the Mosque

Forty-four 3rd Year students travelled to the Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Ireland on ...
Bower Players Selected for Interpro Hockey Tournament

Bower Players Selected for Interpro Hockey Tournament

Our Lady’s Bower was thrilled to receive the news that three of our girls have ...
Graduation Ball 2018

Graduation Ball 2018

The class of 2018 came together on Tuesday evening, August 28th in the Shamrock Lodge ...
Leaving Cert Results 2018

Leaving Cert Results 2018

  Congratulations to the class of 2018 on receipt of their Leaving Certificate results on ...
Awards 2017 – 2018

Awards 2017 – 2018

The following is most, but not all of the awards won by our students this ...
Debate On Homework Gets Heated

Debate On Homework Gets Heated

The Alpha deBata Society held a lively and entertaining lunchtime debate on Monday May 21st ...
Past Pupil News

Past Pupil News

Congratulations to past pupils Michelle Ganly and Jackie Gorman who have been recognised for their ...

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