Partner Schools & Organisations

Offaly Westmeath Music Education Partnership is 'making music happen' guided by the values of equality of access, quality of experience, partnerships, creativity and sustainability.

Music Generation Offaly Westmeath aims to make creating music part of young people's lives, to give them life enhancing skills through learning to sing and play instruments, to generate opportunities for children and young people to experience making music with others and to work to achieve this with talented, committed and reflective musicians.


Music Generation Offaly Westmeath continues to extend opportunity and access to performance music education for the children and young people of Offaly and Westmeath by further engagement with a wide range of schools and organisations.

Many of our partners are local schools who work with MGOW to deliver a variety of programmes and initiatives. This ensures that their pupils benefit from increased opportunity to access musical activity for the duration of their school life. To do this, MGOW tutors work with classes from junior and senior infants to 6th class, guiding pupils from, what is for many, their first experience of making music in the Kodaly Programme, extending this work into the Kodaly Combo and providing further progression routes into the various styles of tuition available in the Instrumental Outreach Programme. To supplement this activity and maintainprogression routes, MGOW is working with a number of other organisations as they partner to develop additional opportunities for musical engagement into community activity.

In addition to this, many of the region's secondary schools are looking into ways that they can partner MGOW to make a contribution to this rich network, and MGOW tutors are currently working with first years and TY pupils through the Instrument Outreach Programme (Whole Class Tuition) in a number of secondary schools and engaging with youngsters aged 13+ in our developing community projects.

All of our local partners, working with MGOW to build a sustainable infrastructure for performance music education into the future are listed below:


St J's 2Charleville NS, Tullamore
Dean Kelly BNS, Athlone
Dromakeenan NS
Edenderry BNS
Emper NS
St. Brigid's NS, Ballynacargy
Scoil Eoin Naofa, Ballymore
Brendan guitarMullingar ETNS
St. Mary's Primary School
Rahan NS
Rashina NS
Scoil Eoin Phoil, Arden View
Scoil Mhuire, Kilcruttin
Scoil Mhuire, Taghmon
Shinrone NS
St.J's KodalySt Pauls NS, Athlone
St Thomas NS, Rathowen
St. Brigid's NS, Moate
St. Mary's NS, Athlone
St.Colman's NS, Mullingar
Ard Scoil Chiarain Naofa, Clara
St.Josephs Choir

Columba College, Killucan
Moate Community School
St. Aloysius College, Athlone

Castlepollard Parochial School

Loughegar NS, Mullingar

Music Jam tuition

Mullingar Community College
Castlepollard Community College
Mullingar Presentation Snr School
St. Peter's NS Athlone
Mullingar Town Band

St Brendans NS Birr

MGOW Big Sing 2014

Athlone Schools Orchestra

Kinnitty NS
Monasteroiris NS
Moyvore NS

St Johns NS, Rath
St Josephs NS, Arden View

Irish Midlands Youth Orchestra

Choral big sing

Athlone Schools Completion Programme;

Mullingar School Completion Programme;

Midland Regional Youth Service (Mullingar)