Sisters of St. Louis

The Sisters of St Louis is a Roman Catholic religious order of nuns. It traces its origins back to France in 1797. It originally included men as well as women but subsequently became a women-only order.[1] It is a small order with a total of 450 members distributed across branches in Ireland, France, Belgium, United States and Africa.[2]


Former St. Louis Convent in Ramsgrange, County Wexford, built in 1912.[3]

In Ireland the order was involved in the establishment of several schools. These included

However, the order has since withdrawn from involvement in these schools.


  1. ^ "Sisters of Saint Louis". Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Sisters of Saint Louis". Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Saint Louis's Convent once Saint Catherine's Convent, Ramsgrange, County Wexford". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. ^ "St. Louis Secondary School, Monaghan". Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  5. ^ "St Louis Secondary School, Carrickmacross". Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  6. ^ "St Louis Secondary School, Dundalk". Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  7. ^ Founded on 25 June 1871 as Boarding School for Young Ladies: "Opening of St. Catherine's Convent, Ramsgrange". Freeman's Journal. Dublin. 29 June 1871. p. 3, col. 8.
  8. ^ Opened as Ramsgrange Community School in September 1977: "Whole School Evaluation Report: Ramgsgrange Community School". Department of Education and Skills. 21 June 2007. Retrieved 27 January 2019.