St Louis High School, Rathmines

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St. Louis High School, Rathmines
Ardscoil San Lughaidh,
St Louis High School, Rathmines
Charleville Road, Rathmines

Coordinates 53°19′17″N6°16′12″W / 53.3214°N 6.2701°W / 53.3214; -6.2701 Coordinates: 53°19′17″N6°16′12″W / 53.3214°N 6.2701°W / 53.3214; -6.2701
TypeSecondary School
Motto"Dieu Le Veult", "Ut Sint Unum"
PrincipalMs. Clíona McDonough
Age11to 19
Number of students700

St. Louis High School is an all-girls secondary school located in Rathmines, Dublin.



The school was founded in 1913 by the Sisters of St. Louis, a religious community of nuns which was founded in post-revolutionary France in 1842. The school crest symbolises loyalty to the French crown.

An edited collection entitled We were happy there: Hundred Years of St Louis High School Rathmines by Ita Daly describes the experiences of being a pupil at the school. [1]

The school and others originally established by the Sisters of St. Louis are now under the trusteeship of The Le Cheile Schools Trust. [2] Le Chéile formally came into being on 1 September 2009 and offers a network of support for all St. Louis schools and staff. [3]


There are two school mottoes. The primary motto 'Dieu le Veult' which is old French for 'God Wills It' - the rallying cry of the Crusaders. The second motto is 'Ut sint unum' - for 'that they may be one'. [4]


The school was ranked fourth in Ireland in terms of the number of students who progressed to third level and by the types of institutions to which the students progressed. [5]

Notable alumni

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