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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

Feadóg le Meadhbh

Tinwhistle with Meadhbh is going down a treat every Friday! Tunes such as Terry Teehan’s, Britches Full of Stitches, Dingle Polka to name but a few! Keep up the great work everyone!   read more

Park ‘n’ Stride

Park ‘n’ Stride is going strong at St. Nicholas’ now that spring is finally in the air! Anyone in need of an information, application forms or car stickers feel free to pop into the school and we will get it sorted.   read more

Philosophy for Children

P4C started in school today and was very well received by the children. “We played lots of games that would help people to fix something they might need to fix….in a nice way” said a 5th Class pupil. “I really liked the game where we had to choose between going to a... read more

School Football

3rd and 4th Class began their coaching sessions today with Henry! It was certainly very active and great fun! Check out the photos... read more

Aistear in the Junior and Senior Infant Classroom

Here in Junior and Senior Infants we have been learning all about school this month! We talked about all the different people that make up our school community and what their different roles are. We learned about what school was like in the past and compared it with... read more

Better Late Than Never!

1st – 4th classes celebrated World Book Day today in Easons! Kitty read some great stories and everyone got a book to take home! Mary in Charlie Byrne’s has very kindly rescheduled last week’s visit that was due to take place on Thursday! – Junior & Senior... read more

Green Flag Assessment

The assessment for our Sixth Green Flag (Global Citizenship – Litter and Waste) took place today. The Environment Awareness Officer, Fiona, was so impressed with the awareness and depth of knowledge our pupils have on all things environment related, including... read more

FAI School Football

School football will be starting on Tuesday March 6th for 6 weeks for 3rd and 4th Class. The children will learn and improve their basic skills and rules from a FAI Qualified Coach. The emphasis will be on taking part and having fun through football. We are really... read more

World Book Week 2018

One of our favourite weeks of the year is fast approaching and because of our great location we have been invited by Eason, Dubray and Charlie Byrne’s to celebrate. Third and Fourth Class will visit Dubray bookshop on Tuesday next to meet the author Nigel Quinlan,... read more

What an Amazing International Day!

What an amazing day was had in school today! The buzz in the school hall was electric as our families from all around the world set up their fabulous food stalls, many dressed in their native clothing , displaying various artefacts and emblems from their native... read more


Earlier in the year we designed posters for the Galway City Council litter awareness campaign. The theme was: Glan Suas Gaillimh/Keep Galway Litter Free. One of our pupils’ posters was chosen for this year’s calendar. She received her prize of a One4all voucher in the... read more


International Day in St. Nicholas’, Waterside is fast approaching! The photos below of the children’s projects are just a taste of the countries that will be displaying their traditional foods, clothing, items of interest and song & dance on the day! This... read more

St. Nicholas’ in City Tribune

Another beautiful photograph of St. Nicholas’ Primary School reaches the newspaper! This photo was published in the City Tribune following our Open Day on Pancake Tuesday last – in conjunction with COPE, Waterside House, Galway. Thank you again for all the... read more

COPE fundraiser and Open Day

A big thank you to all who helped out & supported our hugely successful Open Day & fundraiser for COPE today – your help & generosity is always greatly appreciated. Check out the photos of the days events below!... read more