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To Raise: €677,479

Secured to date:€1,522,521

Target: €2,200,000

Enriching the School Experience

’We take pride in having an exceptional teaching and learning infrastructure for every student and we believe now is the time to embark on the creation of new state-of-the art outdoor wellbeing, sports and recreational facilities’.


Key Features of the Development

An outdoor recreation and social space including:

  • A full-size hockey pitch
  • A multipurpose playing pitch
  • A six-lane 100m sprint track
  • A changing pavilion
  • Wild flower and herb garden
  • Walkways and benches
  • A Memorial Garden


This development will enable:

Personal and Social Development

  • Supporting the mental health and well-being of our students and the entire school community by creating a place of activity for everyone to enjoy, encouraging them to thrive and flourish in an outdoor space


  • Enriching the learning that already takes place within the school building by providing opportunities for using the outdoors to support the experience
  • Providing an even broader PE curriculum and further extending our vast range of sporting and well-being activities


Sporting Achievement

  • Opportunities to tap into and develop new sporting and outdoor recreational interests
  • Supporting our students and sports teams to excel, participate in inter-school competitions on home turf and inspiring everyone to achieve their best

Donate Now

As a registered Charity, Our Lady’s Bower is eligble to claim additional tax benefit of 31% on all donations over €250 per year (or €21 per month over 12 months) from PAYE or self-employed taxpayers in Ireland. Thank you in advance for your generous support.

We are immensely grateful for the financial support already secured from our Trustees, the School, and through a generous legacy gift from Sr. Christopher RIP, in addition to significant grant secured through the Department of Education and Skills School’s Capital Programme, which has collectively already secured €1.3 million towards the cost of the new facilities.

During the Campaign, we will be inviting every member of the Bower community to join us in delivering this important project – through a community effort of fundraising initiatives and securing donations at various levels we can achieve our ambitious plan. To find out more about the project, read our Campaign Brochure here.

We are now asking for the support of our entire school community, to raise the final €7000,000 to reach our target to deliver this project.  Construction commenced in April 2022.  We hope that you will join us in delivering this transformational project for current and future generations of Bower girls.

Pledge Support

To pledge your support for our project, please complete and return the Pledge From, which is available to download here.  If you wish to donate by Standing Order, please complete and return the Standing Order form, available to download here.

Please note, as a registered charity with CHY 2 status, Our Lady’s Bower is eligible to claim tax relief.

All donations over €250 from PAYE or self-employed taxpayers in Ireland allow Our Lady’s Bower to claim an additional tax benefit at a blended rate of 31% on the gift. 

For example, a gift of €250 is worth €363 to the campaign; a gift of €1,000 is worth €1,449, and a gift of €5,000 is worth €7,246.

Campaign Account Details
Account Name: Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School
Bank Name: Bank of Ireland
Address: 31 Church Street, Athlone
IBAN: IE56 BOFI 9016 3415 3443 67
Thank you in advance for your generous support, and for being such an important part of Our Lady’s Bower community.

For more information on the Campaign, please contact the Principal:

By post to:  Ms. Anne Beades, Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

By phone:  09064 74777

By email:  development@ourladysbower.com