Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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Vote for our TY Junk Kouture entries

Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Voting has opened for the Regional Finals of this year’s Junk Kouture. This year we have two entries in the Regional Finals, ‘All Bottled Up’ by Niamh Messenger, Leah O’Brien and Katie White, and ‘CDs Are Old News’ by Chloe Connolly, Rebecca Kelly and Eleanor Boyle. The vote contributes to 10% of the overall score for each entry, and can really make the difference for each entry. To vote for ‘CDs Are Old News’, click here: https://app.junkkouture.c

Vote for ‘Cloud Nine’ in the Junk Kouture Lifeline competition

Posted on 12 Feb 2018 Vote now for ‘Cloud Nine’ in the Junk Kouture Lifeline competition! Voting is open from Feb. 12th to midnight on Friday the 16th. ‘Cloud Nine’ is the entry from TYs Sarah Kate McGill, Erica Morrow and Caoimhe Doherty Craig which didn’t quite make it through in the first selection, but now has a chance with the Junk Kouture Lifeline public vote. To vote:  Register (using your email or facebook account) Choose ‘North’

First Year Visit to St. Anne’s Church with Anthony Begley

Posted on 12 Feb 2018
Local historian and former teacher Anthony Begley brought a group of First Year students on a tour around St. Anne’s church. Anthony shared some of the interesting history of the church building and gravestones in the churchyard. It was a great opportunity for the students to get a close-up look at one of Ballyshannon’s most distinctive buildings and to learn about the Church of Ireland community in the town. The students and their teachers would like to thank Anthony for sharing his

TYs through to Junk Kouture

Posted on 09 Feb 2018
Congratulations to our TY students who have made it through to the Regional Final of the Junk Kouture competition. Two groups out of the three made it through: ‘All Bottled Up’ by Niamh Messenger, Leah O’Brien and Katie White, and ‘CDs are Old News’ by Rebecca Kelly, Chloe Connolly and Eleanor Boyle. The third entry by Sarah Kate Mc Gill, Erica Morrow and Caoimhe Doherty Craig was entitled ‘Cloud Nine’. The two selected entries will now proceed to the Re

Erica Morrow & Diarmuid Mc Fadden to perform in National Concert Hall

Posted on 08 Feb 2018
Best wishes to Erica Morrow (TY) and Diarmuid Mc Fadden (Fifth Year) who will perform in the National Concert Hall this weekend along with the Donegal Youth Orchestra. Erica and Diarmuid have both been playing with the orchestra for some time now. Erica plays the flute and Diarmuid plays the oboe. The orchestra will play in the National Concert Hall this weekend in the 23rd Festival of Youth Orchestras. This is a great achievement for Erica, Diarmuid and the Donegal Youth Orchestra. Make sure yo

Paddy Cosgrave, Founder of Web Summit, Visits Coláiste Cholmcille

Posted on 08 Feb 2018
Paddy Cosgrave, the co-founder of the Web Summit (and husband of model Faye Dinsmore from Ballintra) visited Coláiste Cholmcille last week to speak to Business students about his life as an entrepreneur. Despite the current success of the Web Summit, Paddy’s early days were far from outstanding he told the students, pointing out that he began school studying foundation level Maths. At the age of 12 he started to read biographies by sports stars like Tiger Woods and Ronaldo to find the moti

‘Alias Cinderella’ takes second, Jack Leonard receives Best Acting award in Donegal Youth Theatre Festival

Posted on 08 Feb 2018
Congratulations to the cast and crew of TY Drama production ‘Alias Cinderella’, directed by Miss Garvey, which came second in the Donegal Youth Drama Festival in Ballybofey last night. Jack Leonard won a Best Acting trophy for his portrayal of Justin Thyme in the show, and the show also received a cert for Costume. Adjudicator Maura Logue commented that it was the clear audience favourite as it entertained everyone on the first night of the competition. Other awards received on the n

Comórtas Vailintín

Posted on 31 Jan 2018
Tá daltaí na hIdirbliana agus an Roinn Gaeilge ag eagrú comórtas Cárta Vailintín. Tá duaiseanna ag dul don thrí chárta is fearr. Euro amháin an táille iontrála agus rachaidh an t-airgead go dtí Cist Holly Downey. Dáta deireanach: 7ú Feabhra. Fág na cártaí i seomra 45 le bhur dtoil.

Mock Exams – Timetables

Posted on 30 Jan 2018
The Leaving Cert and Junior Cert mock exams begin this week, with JC mocks starting on Thursday and LC on Friday. Exams continue until the following Friday. The mock exams are a very important part of exam preparation, as they give students real experience of exam situations. Just like the real thing, the mocks can also be a period of anxiety and stress for all involved. Students are advised to plan their study timetables, schedule regular breaks, eat healthily, go for some exercise and get a go

Blurb! is Back!

Posted on 30 Jan 2018
Blurb! returns this Friday in Room 31 at lunchtime. For those of you who don’t know, Blurb! is the Coláiste Cholmcille Book Club for senior students (TY, Fifth and Sixth Year). Blurb! meets once every 4-6 weeks to discuss their latest book choice, whether they liked it or finished it or not, and to choose the next book. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Cárta Vailintín

Posted on 30 Jan 2018
The TY students and Irish Department are currently running a “Cárta Vailintín” competition. Students are invited to create a Valentine’s Day card, but the romantic wording must be ‘as Gaeilge’. There are prizes going for the best three cards. Entry fee is €1 with proceeds going to the Baby Holly fund. Cards must be dropped into Ms. Gallagher in Room 45 before February the 7th.

€1100 raised for Baby Holly

Posted on 30 Jan 2018
A Civvies Day was held in the school last Friday. Students were asked to bring in €2 each to raise money for Holly Downey and the Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Holly is the daughter of Shannon Downey, a past pupil of the school. Unfortunately Holly has been diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. The family are currently raising funds to help with the cost of her chemotherapy. The school was able to collect €1,100 towards the cause.

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