About Our School

St Nicholas’ Parochial School is a co-educational, non-uniform wearing school with a long tradition of serving the youth of Galway. It is centrally located in Woodquay, beside the Town Hall Theatre and is within walking distance of NUIG and UHG.

St Nicholas’ Parochial School is a six teacher school and comprises of 88 pupils from many different nationalities, different religious and non religious backgrounds.

The school aims to provide an opportunity for each child to reach his/her potential in a co-educational setting and a friendly Christian atmosphere. It aims to develop in each child the capacity to think clearly, creatively and critically and is a place where moral values such as honesty, truthfulness, justice, fairness, sensitivity to others and civic responsibility are nurtured and protected.

This school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities – Swimming, Hockey, Drama, Chinese, French, Zumba, Ladybirds, Brownies and Yoga. Preparation classes for First Holy Communion and Confirmation are also available after school. In addition, pupils attending this school have access to an After-School Facility.

Due to the central location of this school, the pupils have the opportunity to attend many different educational events held in The Town Hall Theatre, Dubray Book Shop, The Black Box, The Museum, The Library and many other interesting locations.

The majority of our sixth class pupils transfer to local secondary schools although some go to board at Sligo Grammar, Villiers in Limerick, the King’s Hospital in Dublin.


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What’s Happening?

End of Year Service

Today we ended our school year with a church service in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church. 6th Class were presented with certificates by Rev. Hastings and Mrs. Walsh to mark their time in St. Nicholas’. All of the children sang and read beautifully and were joined by... read more

Problem Solving and Innovation

5th and 6th Class had Rachel from NUIG in this afternoon and yesterday afternoon to speak to them about problem solving, innovation, creativity and empathy. They had a tower building challenge using spaghetti and a duplo block. They also had to develop equipment for a... read more


When Susan got home after her visit to us last Friday she released the moths that she had taken to show us. Aren’t they really are stunning! In her photos she included the Poplar Hawkmoth, the Small Elephant Hawkmoth, the Puss Moth, the Brimstone, the Muslin and... read more


St. Nicholas’ Parochial School is a great school because of the friendly environment, qualified staff that are so helpful and understanding. St. Nicholas’ School has plenty of extra activities that the children can choose from.