About Our Primary School

St Nicholas’ Parochial 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). It is the Parish School of St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

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.

School hours are as follows: 

Infants Classes: 8.30am to 1.20pm 

First & Sixth Class: 8.30am to 2.20pm


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What’s Happening?

Holiday Time

Holiday Time

💎 As we finish up another fun-filled, action-packed school year here at St. Nicholas’ Parochial School, we would like to say a big Slán to our amazing 6th Class. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh a pháistí! Remember you are always very welcome back to visit us!!  We...

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Summer Sun!

Summer Sun!

☀ If the summer sun is shining and there is a fantastic playground on your doorstep – you’ve just got to go there! #FunAndGames #ActiveSchool #TheGreatOutdoors #CityCentre #Waterside #Woodquay #GalwayCity

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The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile

🏃‍♂️ These super Junior and Senior Infants made it to The Spire today!!! Bualadh bos go léir a phaistí! What an amazing group of children! #ActiveSchool #RunAroundIrelandChallenge

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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.

October 5, 2015