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?

Papa John’s Art Competition

Thanks to the amazing talent of a 6th Class pupil – 5th and 6th Class have won a trip to Papa John’s to participate in a pizza making class……..!!! How lucky are they!! Lots of AMAZING photos to follow!... read more

Baboró Shows 2016

As you know, the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is taking place 17th – 23rd October. The following are the shows that each class will be going to: Junior and Senior Infants: ‘I Pack My Bag’ First and Second: ‘Voyage’ Third and Fourth:... read more

Brigit’s Garden

As part of Galway Science Festival 14th – 27th November, 3rd – 6th Class will be taking a trip to Brigit’s Garden. They will participate in a workshop called ‘Nature’s Power: Energy in Action’. More details to follow.... 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.