Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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2nd Year Business and H.E. trip

Posted on 01 Mar 2019
Fifty second year students visited Butlers Chocolate Factory in Dublin Monday 25th February. The students started off by visiting the chocolate museum and had to find the answers to various parts of this iconic Irish brand’s history.  They were richly rewarded in the form of chocolate for their hard work! They then had a guided tour of the factory and saw how the various chocolate products are produced from cocoa beans to final packaging. The students then got the opportunity to decorate a

CCBS’s U16 rugby team’s success…..

Posted on 01 Mar 2019
CCBS’s U16 rugby team’s success in the Ulster School’s Plate Competition continued with a fantastic victory over Omagh High School. Coláiste Cholmcille played with great flair and aggression throughout and the quick tempo of the game really unsettled Omagh, with CCBS leading 27:0 at half time. They did not let up in the second half and the game finished with the score of 52:12. All players were highly commended for their fantastic team spirit and style of play, with the forward

Junk Kouture

Posted on 01 Mar 2019
Two of our very talented TY students, Emma Kelly and Brid Mc Sharry, have made it through to the Ulster Final stage of Junk Kouture. Both contestants will compete in the Junk Kouture Final which takes place on Friday 1st March in Derry. 

Open Day/Night

Posted on 21 Jan 2019
On Thursday 24th January we will welcome the 6th class students from our feeder schools. All arrangements are in place but if your son or daughter attends a different school, please contact the school and we will arrange from them to come along to view the school. That night at 7 pm, parents/guardians and students can all visit the school for a whistle stop tour of the building. Do come along and experience what Coláiste Cholmcille can do for your child.

CCBS Girls are Ulster Champions!!

Posted on 12 Dec 2018
Congratulations to the CCBS Girls U16 & 1/2 Gaelic team on becoming Ulster Champions, having defeated St. Patrick’s, Keady, 4-7 to 1-7. Conditions were bitter, and Keady put up a good challenge, but the CCBS girls were not to be undone, gaining an early lead and storming ahead in the second half. There were scenes of jubilation from the Ballyshannon side as the final whistle blew. Lucy Mc Glynn was selected as player of the match before captain Tia Mc Farland raised the cup to great ch

CCBS U16 Boys Basketball are North West Regional Champions!

Posted on 11 Dec 2018
The CCBS U16 Boys Basketball team are North West Regional Champions! Congratulations! Coláiste Cholmcille defeated St. Nathy’s, Ballaghadereen, 35-25, in an away game today. The CCBS Boys now progress to the All Ireland playoffs on January 13th. Well done to all, including Mr. Doherty and Steven Carty.

Fruit Thursday

Posted on 11 Dec 2018
Second Year Home Economic students, with a bit of help from Transition Year students, held a Fruity Thursday for their year group last week. They outlined the benefits of fruit in your diet and suggested ways of including these by providing everyone in their year with a fresh fruit kebab. First years were also busy learning about healthy eating and as part of this learned the skills involved in preparing and serving a fresh fruit salad. Healthy eating and nutrition is one of the key elements of

Build-A-Bank ‘Intercounty Capital’

Posted on 30 Nov 2018
Congratulations to Transition Year students Roise-Mai Booth, Ailish Ward, Ciara Cassidy, Colm Mc Gloin, Eadáoin Feehily and Matteo Melis who were selected to represent the school in A.I.B’s Build A Bank Challenge. The students have decided to call their bank “Intercounty Capital”, whereby they are focusing on a GAA theme and in essence the clubs of the surrounding four counties which feed into Coláiste Cholmcille. Intercounty Capital will open for the first time on Thursday 29th November at brea

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