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?

Park ‘n’ Stride 2016/17

Park ‘n’ Stride stickers are now available for the school year 2016/17. Make sure you fill in the form and return it to the school so as to get your car sticker and avail of this great... read more

Dress Up Day

Dress Up Day will also take place next Thursday 27th October. We have had lots of magnificent costumes over the years such as favourite characters from books and films! The excitement is already building for this years Dress Up Day! Check back to see the photos!... read more

Bake Sale

Our annual Bake Sale will take place next Thursday 27th October at 11.30. This is an opportunity for the whole school community to come and meet each other and especially for new parents to meet with parents already in the school. All are... read more


St. Nicholas’ is a very special school because it is petit in size but huge in ideas. The children are spoiled with different afterschool activities like Chinese, Brownies, hockey, and the most loved by my daughter…swimming! The teachers are dedicated and caring. I recommend this school to all of my friends.