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

Charity Halloween Dress-Up Day   Pictured above are the two youngest members of our Student Council, Siomha and Alisija, making a presentation of a cheque for €450 to Collette Mc Entee, Fundraising Executive with the National Council for the Blind, Ireland. Also in... Read more
Positive Mental Health Day 2017 Thursday 26th October was Positive Mental Health Day in St. Louis GNS. All classes took part in a variety of activities to help boost mood and self-esteem, including: walk and talk trails, mindfulness sessions led by 6th class pupil, Hannah... Read more
Maths Week 2017 Maths Week this year ran from Monday 16th to Friday 20th of October. All classes took part in a variety of Maths-related activities, including a Maths Challenge Competition and Maths Trails for junior and senior classes. The winners of the ... Read more
Launch of Tradoodle St. Louis Infant School hosted the launch of Monaghan's first ever Arts Festival for Children on Friday, 20th October. Mrs Carmel Mc Carroll, Principal, welcomed all the invited guests, including the Artistic Director of the festival, Mr Th... Read more
Bike Week Art Competition Winner     Pictured left is Emma, 4th class, receiving an award for a poster that she entered in the National Bike Week Art Competition which was held last June. Representatives from Monaghan County Council and the Road Safety Author... Read more
Walk the Beat   During the first week of October, some of our classes visited the museum to see an exhibition called "The Watchmen." They learned about policing, crime and punishment in Monaghan.They discovered that long ago, if children misbehav... Read more
Culture Night Celebrations in the Museum On September 22nd, to celebrate Culture Night, some of our classes attended an exhibition on Japanese culture in Monaghan County Museum. The girls were treated to a showcase of the martial art "Kendo" and learned some rules and terms. Nex... Read more
Summer Reading Challenge 2017 Pictured above are some of our pupils who took part in Monaghan County Library's Summer Reading Challenge: Maggie, Clodagh, Karla, Anora, Eimear, Ava, Bella, Alanah, Wiktoria, Noor and Neeharika.The girls were awarded medals and certifica... Read more
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