School Year 2017 / 2018
  • 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

School League Tables

School League Tables

Delighted to see that we again feature as the top school in Westmeath for progression ...
Fógra Teilifíse TG4

Fógra Teilifíse TG4

Well done to the Transition Year students who participated in the TG4/Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 ...
Kate Selected for Leinster Schools Team

Kate Selected for Leinster Schools Team

Congratulations to TY student Kate Nolan who has been selected for the senior Leinster Schools ...
Maths to the Forefront

Maths to the Forefront

During Maths week, over 32,000 students in over 500 schools throughout Ireland took part in the ...
Big Sister, Little Sister

Big Sister, Little Sister

The big sisters from sixth year have been busy this term, spending lunchtimes on Monday ...
Anna Delivers in Dubai

Anna Delivers in Dubai

Well done to past pupil Anna McGann who was instrumental in the success of the ...
Dully Girls to Feature on TG4 Again

Dully Girls to Feature on TG4 Again

Sean nós dancers Eirinn and Cliona Dully had a very successful weekend at the Oireactas ...
Roses Shine at Open Night 2017

Roses Shine at Open Night 2017

On Thursday, 23 November the Bower was buzzing with activity as staff and students welcomed ...

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