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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St. Nicholas’ Open Day, October 25th 2018 – All are Welcome

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What’s Happening?

Open Day – 4 Days to Go!

Our School Open Day in now only 4 days away! Please do pop by for a cuppa, a chat and a tour of our School in action! 9.30 – 2pm – Pass on the word to friends and family! read more

Baboró Shows 2018

Two fantastic shows today – thoroughly enjoyed by the children! ‘Black Beauty’ in the Town Hall Theatre and ‘Is This a Dagger?’ in the Mick Lally Theatre. Looking forward to next year’s Baboró... read more

5th and 6th Football Coaching

5th & 6th Class started their football coaching with the brilliant Henry today!! Some great action photos!! @FAI.Galway @HealthyIreland @ActiveSchool @ActiveFlag... read more


A friendly little school, where everyone knows one another and no one is anonymous. Brilliant teachers and great co-educational acceptance within the school ethos. We travel 50km every day because we think there is no other comparable schools around. Gem of a school. (David and Ying Ying Tickner)