In 'A Bower for Sisters' Aisling O' Rourke sensitively documents the final few months of Our Lady's Bower Boarding School and Convent in Athlone, County Westmeath in the Republic of Ireland, before it closed its doors in June 2014. 

'A Bower For Sisters' the book was officially launched in The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin on the 9th of December 2015. Full details about the launch are available here. The night included a pop-up exhibition of the work and special guest speaker, former Bower Girl and broadcaster Teena Gates. 

By ordering 'A Bower for Sisters' you are also assisting with the making of this book. Each book costs €25 All 500 copies are hand-numbered by the artist. 

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Please note all photographs of 'A Bower for Sisters' on this website are of a dummy book created prior to the finalised photobook design. The final edition differs slightly in materials.