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).

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.


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What’s Happening?

St. Enda’s College – Coláiste Éinde

On Thursday next, some students and members of staff from Coláiste Éinde will visit our school to talk to 6th Class about going to secondary school. This is a very valued visit for our pupils as they get to ask questions and chat with the staff and the students who... read more

Welcome to St. Nicholas’ Lynda!

What a lovely morning was had in St. Nicholas’ this morning when we were privileged to welcome Rev. Lynda to our school. It was really lovely to see such a great turnout of parents, family, friends and neighbours of the school to welcome her to Galway. We are looking... read more

Walker Books

Our school has been chosen to write letters for Walker Books Bloggers page, in celebration of the launch of their new book called Dragon’s Post. These letters will be published on the Walker Books website!! Mary Esther, who you all know is a great friend of our... read more


A lovely, friendly atmosphere; children and pupils happy to be there. What is really nice is that children from different age groups all know each other. My daughter says: “There are no bullies in our school!” The small size of the school means each child gets plenty of attention. (Eavan)