About Our Primary School

St Nicholas’ Primary School is a co-educational Primary 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).

Due to the central location of our Galway City Primary School, 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.

Pupils attending St. Nicholas’ have access to an After-School Facility.

Preparation classes for First Holy Communion and Confirmation are also available after school.

The majority of the sixth class pupils transfer to local secondary schools in the Galway area.



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What’s Happening?

Author of the Kapheus Series Visits our school

Marguerite arrived this morning at 9.15. The children spent one whole hour with her as she sat in the centre of the circle and read excerpts from her books; Kapheus Earth, Kapheus Air and Kapheus Water. You could hear a pin drop as everyone listened with pure intrigue... read more

Pancake Day 2017

Pancake Tuesday is fast approaching! We are looking forward to having the parents in to cook up some delicious pancakes for us! This year we are holding our school Open Day on the same day as Pancake Tuesday. All funds raised on the day will be donated to the dog... 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.