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

Ag. Scientists Get Hands On

Ag. Scientists Get Hands On

Thank you to Mr Eamon Fagan for welcoming our 5th Year Agricultural Scientists to his ...
Francovision 2019

Francovision 2019

Our annual Francovision Competition was held in March, the month of La Francophonie, in which ...
Sarah Receives a Hero’s Welcome

Sarah Receives a Hero’s Welcome

We were so proud to welcome Bower girl Sarah Kilmartin back to the school on ...
Pieta House Resilience Programme

Pieta House Resilience Programme

Our Lady’s Bower; kindly supported by our Parents Association, was offered an opportunity to participate ...
U14s Off to a Winning Start

U14s Off to a Winning Start

On Thursday, March 14th, our eager U14s team started off their Championship football against neighbours ...
Midland Basketball Champions

Midland Basketball Champions

The Midlands 1st year A, regional basketball final took place in Portlaoise on Friday, 22nd ...
Order in the Court

Order in the Court

Our TYs travelled to the Criminal Courts of Justice on Saturday, April 13th, to compete ...
Six Word Short Story Competition

Six Word Short Story Competition

To celebrate World Book Day 2019, students were invited to write a six word short ...

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

  • Upcoming Events

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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