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

Mannequin Challenge

Catholic Schools Week 2020

Catholic Schools Week 2020

Our girls embraced the theme of “Living in Harmony with God’s Creation” as part of ...
Golden Girls at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships

Golden Girls at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships

Congratulations to TY Eliza Heaslip and 3rd Year Aoife Hensey who both claimed gold at ...
Westmeath Independent Sports Awards

Westmeath Independent Sports Awards

All in OLB were very proud to see four of our Bower girls named monthly ...
Nine Shine at County Trials

Nine Shine at County Trials

Congratulations to nine of our Gaelic footballers who have been selected for the U16 Westmeath ...
Rotary Young Chef School Heats

Rotary Young Chef School Heats

Four TYs entered this year’s Young Chef Competition in the hopes of making it through ...
Ciara Signs for Athlone Town AFC

Ciara Signs for Athlone Town AFC

Congratulations to 6th Year Ciara McManus who has been signed by Athlone Town AFC Manager ...
Bower Girls Make County

Bower Girls Make County

Congratulations to 5th Year Ellen O’Connell and 1st Year Méabh O’Higgins who have been selected ...
Bower Scientists Shine at BTYSTE

Bower Scientists Shine at BTYSTE

The School was very proud to see 7 Bower projects make their way to this ...

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