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

Alana travels to Strasbourg with Rotary Young Leaders 2019

Alana travels to Strasbourg with Rotary Young Leaders 2019

TY student Alana Ní Chuinnegáin experienced an exciting week of political engagement as one of ...
5th Years Seinn at St Mel’s Cathedral

5th Years Seinn at St Mel’s Cathedral

On Thursday, Feb. 6th 28 Fifth Year students travelled with Religion teacher Mrs Griffiths to ...
1st Years Victorious Over Sligo Grammar

1st Years Victorious Over Sligo Grammar

The 1st Year A hockey squad faced Sligo Grammar at Athlone Sports Centre on Tuesday, ...
2nd Years Enjoy the Parisian Sights

2nd Years Enjoy the Parisian Sights

As Audrey Hepburn said “Paris is always a good idea” and that was certainly the ...
Grease is the Word

Grease is the Word

The TYs of OLB and Marist College proved they were “Born to Hand Jive” in ...
Bower Girls Perform at 25th Festival of Youth Orchestras

Bower Girls Perform at 25th Festival of Youth Orchestras

On Saturday, February 8th seven Bower students performed at the National Concert Hall for the ...
Arts Week Mosaic Gets Pride of Place

Arts Week Mosaic Gets Pride of Place

Arts week 2019 was such a memorable occasion for all in the Bower and we ...
Jessica Selected for Westmeath U14s

Jessica Selected for Westmeath U14s

Congratulations to 2nd Year Jessica Frawley who has been selected for the Westmeath LGFA U14 ...

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