Welcome to
Our Lady's College Galway

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Newtownsmith, Galway City H91DP11


From September 2019 OLCG will operate on one campus only in Newtownsmith

Junior Cycle


Junior Cycle

All junior cycle students take courses leading to the Junior Certificate, the State examination taken at the end of the third year of junior cycle.  In total, 18 different subjects are offered. We are the only all-girls school in Galway City to offer Technology.  First year students take part in a Taster Programme where they can sample option subjects and different languages before making a final decision.


Core Subjects

English Maths Irish Geography
History Business Studies Science Religion
PE SPHE CSPE  Wellbeing


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French Spanish German

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Technology Visual Art Music Home Economics


Junior Certificate Schools Programme (JCSP)

In addition to sitting the Junior Certificate, students follow the JCSP programme and are given extra supports in Literacy and Numeracy. They benefit from practical project work, personal reading as well as other literacy and numeracy based activities. Students receive accreditation from the Department of Education and Skills for their achievements over three years.


First Years Futurewize

Our first year students were the first students in the country to begin a new classroom-based programme called Futurewize, which is aimed at inspiring young Junior Cycle students to explore a new world of career possibilities that are opened up through the study of STEM related subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Jointly-sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and industry partner Fidelity Investments, Futurewize is designed by Junior Achievement Ireland and developed for delivery by business volunteers.

In 2016/17, more than 2,000 students will complete Futurewize with 80 trained business volunteers from Fidelity Investments and other volunteer companies. Working with the 13-15 year olds in their own classrooms once a week for five weeks, Futurewize volunteers will serve to highlight the importance and relevance of STEM subjects and their links to a huge range of potential career pathways.







The official launch of the Futurewize programme was attended by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. who lent his support to the innovative programme. A number of our first year students attended the launch of the programme at Fidelity Investments, Galway.


They were welcomed by Steve Ashmore, Head of Technology Services at Fidelity Investments. The girls then described the programme to a group of graduate employees at Fidelity Investments.

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