Presentation Senior School, also known by its Irish name Scoil na Maighdine Muire, is a senior co-educational Catholic school catering for pupils from third to sixth class based in the heart of Mullingar. The school also has an autism class (Room 14) catering for children between the ages of four and twelve years.

At Presentation Senior School, we pride ourselves on being more than just a place of learning; we are a vibrant community dedicated to fostering academic excellence, personal growth, and inclusivity. Our school, founded with a strong Catholic ethos by the Presentation Sisters, has been providing quality education for Mullingar since our founding in 1957.

We cherish and welcome cultural and religious diversity in our school.

Children from many different countries, ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs attend our school and we whole heartedly welcome them into our multicultural and multi-ethnic school community.

We invite you to explore our website further and discover the unique opportunities that Presentation Senior School offers.

"Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow." - Albert Einstein


On the 29th of October at 5 pm the Presentation Nuns formally came to Mullingar. Miss Ellen Martin opened classes in the first floor of the Convent.


In February of this year the Nuns took over the school.


A permanent school was built adjoining the convent.


In 1843 the famous parliamentarian Daniel O’Connell had breakfast in the School after he had assisted at Mass and received Holy Communion in the Convent Chapel upon the occasion of his famous “Monster Meeting” where he called for the repeal of the Union.


On 10th of September a number of Nuns from the convent began a journey to Madras in India.


The foundation stone of the new Chapel was laid by Dr Nulty.


On Holy Thursday 1883 the new Chapel was opened and blessed.


Additional building at the front of the Convent commenced.


The Sisters moved into the new Convent just after Easter.


Electric light was first installed in the Convent and the Junior School.


The School buildings underwent a programme of reconstruction and renovation.


During 1957 the Senior School, Scoil na Maighdine Muire opened.


The number of students in the combined schools was 1,095


The Bi-centenary of the Presentation order was celebrated. The Presentation Sisters were 150 years in Mullingar.

2000 – 175th Anniversary Presentation Order

2000 On the 21st of November a special mass was held to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the Presentation order in Mullingar.


On the 10th of January 2000 Mrs Valerie Moore commenced duty as the first lay Principal of the School since its foundation in 1825.

2007 Green Flag

In February 2007 our school was awarded the Green Flag!


Mrs Bernie Beddows commenced duty as Principal of the school, another exciting era in our history begins.


Miss Natasha Miskell commenced as Principal of the school and again another piece of history is in the making...

We also said Slán to Dympna Nally ,our secretary of forty four years.


In 2025 the Presentation school will be in Mullingar 200 years. The students in our school now will have gone to college
and started their careers............

Like the many thousands before them. We are excited to see where our school journey
will take us!!!!