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

Disability Awareness Workshops

Disability Awareness Workshops

It was lovely to welcome Katie Bourke back to the school to work with our ...
U16 Gaelic Football

U16 Gaelic Football

On Tuesday, Oct. 1st the Bower U16’s lined out to play Moyne Community School.  The ...
Quiz for Life

Quiz for Life

Thank you to Athlone Drug Awareness Group who organised a very enjoyable, educational and competitive quiz for ...


Many thanks to the volunteers from Athlone SPCA who visited the school on Friday, Oct. 12th. ...
A Fitting Farewell to Fr Turlough

A Fitting Farewell to Fr Turlough

All in Our Lady‘s Bower would like to extend Fr. Turlough Baxter every good wish ...
Oireachtas TED Talk

Oireachtas TED Talk

Congratulations to 5th Year Niamh Henry and TY Ellen Ryan, who were shortlisted for the ...
Concern Debates Workshop

Concern Debates Workshop

Six members of the Senior Alpha deBata Society attended a Concern Debates training day in The ...
TYs Take to the Great Outdoors

TYs Take to the Great Outdoors

Our TYs had a fantastic 3 day trip to Westport, from the 3rd to the ...

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