About Our Primary School

St Nicholas’ Parochial School is a co-educational, multidenominational, child-centred school with a long tradition of serving the youth of Galway. It is located in the heart of Galway City in Waterside, Woodquay. It is situated beside the Town Hall Theatre and is within close walking distance of the university (NUIG) and the hospital (UHG). It is the Parish School of St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

Our Primary school aims to provide an opportunity for each child to reach his/her potential in a co-educational setting and friendly atmosphere, Our Primary school aims to develop in each child the capacity to think clearly, creatively and critically and is a place where moral values and civic responsibility are nurtured and protected.

The Irish Primary Curriculum is delivered in an integrated manner, respective and appreciative of different religious affiliations and of different nationalities of the world. Facilities are available for children who wish to make their First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

Due to the central location of our Galway City Primary School (beside the Town Hall Theatre), our pupils have the opportunity to attend many different educational events within the city. The children regularly visit the Town Hall Theatre, Dubray Book Shop, The Black Box Theatre, The Galway City Museum, The City Library, Woodquay Park, The Plots (football pitch), The University, The Hospital and many other locations of interest.

Our school also offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities such as Swimming, Hockey, Drama, Chinese, French, Zumba, Ladybirds, Brownies, Music and Yoga.

St. Nicholas’ have an After School Facility in the school which facilitates homework and provides a range of activities.

The majority of the sixth class pupils transfer to local secondary schools in the Galway area.

School hours are as follows: 

Infants Classes: 8.30am to 1.20pm 

First Class –  Sixth Class: 8.30am to 2.20pm


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What’s Happening?

Blitz on Friday

Blitz on Friday

🏐👏 Another great morning of football skills with Connor. 5th and 6th class are getting prepared for their football blitz against other city schools on Friday! Scoil San Nioclás Abú!! #ActiveSchool #CitySchool #GAA

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Africa Day

Africa Day

5th & 6th class have been busy researching & creating projects based on African countries in preparation for Africa Day 2022. They will be presenting these projects to the class over the coming days. The children also watched a "Show Racism the Red card" video...

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River Walk

River Walk

💙💚🌍 Junior & Senior Infants were able to visit a river habitat firsthand today because we are lucky enough to have the River Corrib right beside us! They were so excited to see boating, fishing and wildlife!!! #ActiveLearning...

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St. Nicholas’ is a wonderful school because it is more than a school, it is a community. it is not only a place that encourages parental involvement but also equips parents to participate in their child’s educational experience. My child is more than a number but rather a valued member of St. Nicholas’ Parochial community.

October 5, 2015