About Our Primary School

St Nicholas’ Primary 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.



9.30AM – 2PM


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What’s Happening?

Baboró 2019

Baboró 2019

All classes really enjoyed their trips to Baboró this year! Thank You to Kirsty and all involved! #TheArts #CityCentreSchool #HeartOfTheCity #WalkingDistance  

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3rd - 6th class were very lucky to have one of our parents in to chat and do a maths quiz with the children as part of #MathsWeek2019! Emil is a maths lecturer at NUIG and we really appreciate him taking the time to pop in! Thank You Emil!

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Maths Week 2019

Maths Week 2019

Maths Week 2019 is in full swing in St. Nicholas’! See a snapshot of some of the action below! #CellExplorers #Stem #SnakesAndLadders #BackwardsForwards #CountingOn #CountingBack #2dShapehunt #ShapeOfAHoneycomb

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St. Nicholas’ School is a top class school with great teachers and a great atmosphere. My children really enjoy this school. I recommend it highly. 5* (Declan)

April 15, 2018