About Our School

St Nicholas’ Parochial School is a co-educational, non-uniform wearing school with a long tradition of serving the youth of Galway. It is centrally located in Woodquay, beside the Town Hall Theatre and is within walking distance of NUIG and UHG.

St Nicholas’ Parochial School is a six teacher school and comprises of 88 pupils from many different nationalities, different religious and non religious backgrounds.

The school aims to provide an opportunity for each child to reach his/her potential in a co-educational setting and a friendly Christian atmosphere. It aims to develop in each child the capacity to think clearly, creatively and critically and is a place where moral values such as honesty, truthfulness, justice, fairness, sensitivity to others and civic responsibility are nurtured and protected.

This school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities – Swimming, Hockey, Drama, Chinese, French, Zumba, Ladybirds, Brownies and Yoga. Preparation classes for First Holy Communion and Confirmation are also available after school. In addition, pupils attending this school have access to an After-School Facility.

Due to the central location of this school, the pupils have the opportunity to attend many different educational events held in The Town Hall Theatre, Dubray Book Shop, The Black Box, The Museum, The Library and many other interesting locations.

The majority of our sixth class pupils transfer to local secondary schools although some go to board at Sligo Grammar, Villiers in Limerick, the King’s Hospital in Dublin.


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What’s Happening?

Inis Mór – Aran Islands

In 5th and 6th Class we have been learning about the islands of Ireland and today we had a visitor from the Aran Islands who told us all about school over there. The school on Inis Mór has only 63 pupils. It takes eight minutes to get over there by plane and fifty... read more

Christmas Carol Service 2015

With the Christmas Season fast approaching it is time for us to start preparing for our annual amazing Carol Service! Our Christmas Carol Service will be taking place this year by candlelight! It will be on December 10th at 7pm in St. Nicholas’ Parochial Church. The... read more

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Once again our school has made a great contribution to the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Our photo shows the certificate that Team Hope presented to our school to say a huge thank you for all the support we give them. Well done everybody!   read more


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.