Our History

BuildingThe St. Louis association with this school dates back to Jan. 6th 1859 when three St. Louis Sisters came from France, at the invitation of the then Bishop of Clogher- Bishop Mc Nally. Two of the Sisters, Genevieve and Clemence, taught in the Sisters’ residence in Mill St. and then on the North Road, until a suitable premises was acquired near Sparke Lake in July of that year. The third Sister, Sister Claire, taught in the Poor School in Latlurcan from 1859 until 1863.


The following developments are noted from the Annals of the Sisters:

  • 1863- 1876 Primary School in the grounds of the Convent (Old Brewery),
  • 1876 – 1974 School at Lakeview. This school catered for boys up to 1st Class as well as girls.
  • 1963- St. Louis Infants' School built.
  • 1974- Present St. Louis Girls' School on Park Rd. established.


Sr. Genevieve Beale

SistersThe St. Louis Sisters and their co-workers have carried on these mottos down through the years. Ut Sint Unum- ‘That all may be one" comes from the prayer of Jesus at the Last Supper and was very dear to the early members of the St. Louis Family.


Our CrestSt. Louis Crest which is recognised worldwide.


Latest News

Attendance Awards 2017 At the end of the Student Council Assembly, our Family-School Liaison Officer, David McCague, presented the Annual Attendance Awards. Two girls, Hazel & Jessica received certificates for improved attendance, while 17 gi... Read more
Student Council Assembly     The Student Council members have been very busy during the last month. They produced their own newsletter which was sent home to all our families and they also worked with Mrs Farrell on a special assembly w... Read more
Swimming Success       Well done to two of our 2nd class girls, Eimear and Ava, who represented the school at a Swimming Gala in the Coral Leisure Centre on Saturday, June 17th. Eimear won two silver medals for the front crawl&... Read more
St. Louis Raises its New Healthy Schools' Flag The staff and pupils of St. Louis GNS  are very proud to announce that we have secured the status of a Health Promoting School. In a special ceremony held on Friday last, June 16th the school community gathered in the hall for an assem... Read more
Bike Week Activities   National Bike Week 2017 took place from 10th to 18th June. On Friday 16th, Gabriel Bell of Emyvale Cycling Club delivered a talk on Bike Safety to our two sixth classes. Afterwards, Gabriel and Miss O'Reilly took a group of nine g... Read more
St. Louis win the Athletics Shield!   The Athletics Team won the shield at the County Primary Schools' Track and Field Competition for the best school in the Girls' Large Schools' category. The team members are Caragh, Katie, Julija, Ava, Daisy, Niamh, Jeanette, ... Read more
Handball Finals Throughout the month of May Mrs Hannon ran a Handball Competition for all our classes. She invited Martin McEntee of Monaghan Harps to come to the school on Wednesday 7th June to referee the final in each class. The whole school gather... Read more
ATP Committee do some gardening     On Friday, 2nd June, Mrs Healy and some of the junior members of the Action Team Partnership Committee undertook the task of replanting the flower pots at the entrance of the school. They busied themselves weeding, plantin... Read more
Launch of Bike Week and Greenway Four of our 5th class girls: Victoria, Aoife, Neeharika and Rhiain were chosen to represent the school at the joint Launch of the Ulster Canal Greenway and the Launch of Bikeweek 2017. The event took place on Friday, 2nd June at the Monumen... Read more