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?

Mary Esther Judy

What a treat to have Mary Esther Judy, children’s book specialist, in today to read stories and chat to the children about all things books! One book she read was called ‘On a Magical Do-Nothing Day’ by Beatrice Alemagna. The moral of the story was to put down... read more

Colette from RTÉjr Visits St. Nicholas’!

On Friday, Colette from RTÉ Jr Radio came in to record our Senior Classes giving their opinions on lots of science related topics e.g. Why do some birds migrate? Why does my hair sometimes stand up when I comb it? Why is the sky blue? Following the recordings, the... read more

Seashore Safari 2018

Unfortunately our Seashore Safari 2018 was cancelled today due to the Orange Weather warning. These photos are a throwback to last year’s trip and the rescheduled trip we can look forward to in September!! #StormHector... read more


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)