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?

GAA coaching with Dennis

The playground and the School Hall were full of action this afternoon as Dennis and his team of coaches put the children through their paces!! Dennis will be back to St. Nicholas’ after the Easter holidays for another set of coaching... read more

Tráth na gCeist

What a wonderful quiz this morning for Seachtain na Gaeilge! The children’s knowledge & understanding was amazing! It was impossible to pick a winning team so everybody got an ‘Oíche Saor ó Obair Bhaile’ voucher for participating!!! Maith Sibh a Pháistí!... read more

SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE 2018 i Scoil Pharóiste San Niocláis

Beimid ag ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018 an tseachtain seo chugainn! Beidh alán imeachtaí difriúla  ar siúl againn i rith na seachtaine mar shámpla Tráth na gCeist (Rang 1 – Rang 6), GAA le Dennis, Céile Mór le Louise agus Ceol le Meadhbh. Ar an Aoine, beidh Lá... 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.