Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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TY Night

Posted on 25 May 2018
On Tuesday evening our Transition Year students came together along with family members and teachers one last time for the annual TY Night. A number of students spoke about different aspects of the year, sharing their memories of drama, Junk Kouture, Italy, work experience, the future leaders programme and the musical to name but a few. This year’s winner of the Community Care volunteer award was Aisling Delahunty, who accumulated a total of 74 hours, and received a cheque of €100 as a reward. T

CCBS Awards Ceremony

Posted on 17 May 2018
Today the staff and students of Coláiste Cholmcille came together to celebrate the sucesses both in and out of the classroom at our annual awards ceremony. The event is often considered the highlight of the year by many, and today was no exception. This year’s special guest was Dr. Anne Looney, Executive Dean of DCU. Dr. Looney spoke to the students about the importance of enjoying one’s youth, and finding your own compass to guide you through life. The coveted Spirit of Coláiste Cholmcill

Parent Nomination for Board of Management

Posted on 15 May 2018
The three year term of office of the present Board of Management of the school comes to an end on July 31st 2018. A new Board must be elected before that date. The composition of the Board includes TWO nominees of parents (elected, of which one must be a mother). Parents are invited to nominate a parent/guardian to sit on the Board. Please ensure that you have the permission of the person(s) you wish to nominate. Please return nomination slips directly to the school through your son/daughter. Af


Posted on 14 May 2018
74 Transition Year students and 7 teachers travelled to Italy last week for the TY tour. The journey began late on Saturday night/Sunday morning as the flight from Dublin airport departed at 6.30 am. The first port of call was a very busy Verona, where the students visited the famous Roman arena and the Juliet’s house, before checking in at their hotel in San Zeno overlooking Lake Garda. The next day the group took a cable car ride 1700 metres up to the top of a mountain, before visiting t

LCAs visit Castle Adventure Open Farm

Posted on 14 May 2018
On Tuesday 24th April the LCA class visited Castle Adventure Open Farm. They were taken on a tour and learned about the history of the farm as well as the work carried out there. After the tour there was a very informative question and answer session with the owners of the farm. It was a very enjoyable visit for all!

Coláiste Úisce

Posted on 14 May 2018
Some First and Second Year students spent three days in Coláiste Uisce, Belmullet in beautiful Co. Mayo. Games, water sports and dancing classes kept the students practising their Irish. Everyone was delighted with how much fun the students had. Chaith grúpa scoláirí ón gcéad bhliain agus ón dara bliain seal le Coláiste Uisce atá suite i gcroíclár Ghaeltacht Mhaigh Eo. Ghlaic na daltaí páirt i réimse leathan gníomhaíochtaí trí mheán na Gaeilge, ina measc cluichí, spóirt uisce agus i ranganna dam

Coláiste Cholmcille lose out narrowly in 2nd Year Boys All Ireland Quarter Finals

Posted on 01 May 2018
Coláiste Cholmcille 2nd year Boys basketball team travelled to Báile an Chlair in Claregalway on Thursday to compete in the All Ireland Quarter finals.  Their drawn pool consisted of Marian College Dublin, Granard Vocational School Longford and the host’s, winners of the Galway region, Báile an Chlair. The first game against Marian College allowed the North West winners settle in and played well in a good team performance that settle the nerves.  In this game, they dominated the defensive boards

U14 Girls Gaelic Team put in Performance to be Proud of in Ulster Semi-Final

Posted on 25 Apr 2018
The U14 Girls Gaelic team put in a tremendous effort on Monday against Coláiste Feriste at the Tyrone Centre of Excellence in Garvaghy in the Ulster semi-final. Despite their best efforts the girls were narrowly defeated by a single point in extra time. It was a game that had everything, from fine scores, diligent passing to intense defending. The pace and tenacity of the game kept everyone on their feet on the sideline. Final score 6-2 to 5-6. Miss Cooney said ‘The team put in a performan