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.



February 13th 2019
5.30 – 7.30
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What’s Happening?

Rugby Coaching

Next Wednesday, January 29th, 3rd and 4th Class will begin rugby coaching with Eoghan Curtin, a past pupil of our school! We are always delighted to have past pupils return - we cannot wait! Check back for further details.

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Open Evening February 13th

Prospective pupils and parents are warmly invited to visit St. Nicholas’ Parochial School on February 13th from 5.30pm – 7.30pm for Open Evening. Please pass the word around to neighbours and friends and any prospective parents. More details to follow.

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Teddy Bear’s Hospital

The children had so much fun visiting the Teddy Bear Hospital today! Their stuffed toys were diagnosed, x-rayed and prescribed treatment. Some even had to go for surgery! Thankfully, all the stuffed animals are feeling much better now. What a great learning...

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St. Nicholas’ Parochial School is a very good school. They have a unique way of teaching their pupils in such a way that all their students are very prepared academically and morally. Since my daughter was transferred to the school I have seen a lot of improvement. All of the teachers are really friendly. (Anthony)

April 15, 2018