Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

Telephone: 0719858288

  • Class 1.1
    Class 1.1 with tutor Miss Daly and Year Head Mr. Mc Phelim
  • Class 1.2
    Class 1.2 with tutor Miss Corcoran and Year Head Mr. Mc Phelim
  • Class 1.3
    Class 1.3 with tutor Miss Garvey and Year Head Mr. Mc Phelim
  • Class 1.4
    Class 1.4 with tutor Miss Gorman and Year Head Mr. Mc Phelim.
  • Class 1.5
    Class 1.5 with tutor Mr. Kenny and Year Head Mr. Mc Phelim


National Science Quiz

Posted on 20 Nov 2017
Last week, two teams from Coláiste Cholmcille entered the Senior Science Quiz as part of the Science Week. This was a regional event organised by ISTA which took place in Coláiste Ailigh. Laura Cleary, Megan Davitt, Emma Doogan, Meabh Rooney, Briana Maher and Eva Mc Gloin Falter participated in the event. One of our teams came fifth and the other came eighteenth. Laura Cleary, Megan Davitt, Emma Doogan, Meabh Rooney, Briana Maher and Eva Mc Gloin Falter participated in the event.


Posted on 20 Nov 2017
A number of Fifth year PE classes/groups are engaged in one of the Senior Cycle PE Curriculum Models. One of these groups has chosen badminton as their sport to trial the model. We will be inviting Deele College Raphoe (on either Friday 15th or Fri 22nd tbc) to challenge us in an inter school class competition. Additionally students will also be travelling to the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown on Dec. 6th to watch this year’s Badminton Irish Open. Top players from around the glob

Healthy Eating at CCBS

Posted on 14 Nov 2017
Last week saw the launch of a new healthy eating initiative in the school. On Thursday, LCA sutdents gave a presentation on the importance of choosing healthy snacks at break-time. On Friday, a new menu was launched along with a video about the importance of healthy eating for sports people. The entire school gathered in the Assembly area where Eva McGloin-Falter and Stefan Kolev entertained everyone with some terrific music. Head Boy Conal Sweeny and Head Girl Mary Flora Scott then spoke to eve

Colaáiste Cholmcille Squash Court Regeneration

Posted on 14 Nov 2017
After the Board of Management’s decision to approve proposals put forward by Ballyshannon Squash Club, it is with great excitement that we announce the regeneration of the squash court in the Mercy Hall. Students recently undertook a quick clean up of the court and participated in an introductory session to the game. It’s hoped that this will become a great facility for all students and the local community to enjoy squash, rated by Forbes magazine as the number one rated sport in the

School Closed Tues. Nov. 6th – Staff Training

Posted on 06 Nov 2017
Coláiste Cholmcille will be closed to students on Tuesday Nov. 6th to facilitate staff training in the New Junior Cycle.

German Debate

Posted on 06 Nov 2017
Commiserations to the German Debating team consisting of Chloe Foley, Erin McGowan, Maja Niedziela and Kelly Vaughan who performed admirably against St. Patrick’s College, Cavan, in the Siemens GDI German Debate. They had the difficult task of debating against the motion that co-educational schools prepare you better for life than all-boy or all-girl schools. The team narrowly missed out on progressing but developed very important skills that will stand them in good stead for the future

Allingham Festival Fiction & Poetry Winners

Posted on 06 Nov 2017
Congratulations to our students who performed well in the secondary schools writing competitions run by the Allingham Festival. Maeve Coyle came second in the Under 13 Fiction category with her story ‘Awake’, and Sorcha Feehilly was highly commended for her story ‘A Walk in the Woods’. Niamh Messenger came second in the Under 19 Fiction category with ‘Come On Johnny’, while Caoimhe Doherty-Craig came third with ‘The Calamity of Christmas’. A number

Art Cinema Trip

Posted on 06 Nov 2017
A group of Senior Art students attended a matinee screening of the film ‘Loving Vincent’ in Letterkenny last week. The film tells the story of the life of Vincent Van Gogh, but is particularly notable for being the first fully painted animated film. The film-makers chose to use classically trained painters rather than digital animators to present Van Gogh’s story using a visual style similar to that which he employed in his own work. The students found the story of Van Gogh ver

Halloween Fair

Posted on 06 Nov 2017
Last Thursday, a number of TYs held a Halloween Fair in the Mercy Hall as a project for their Enterprise class. A range of Halloween-themed goodies were on sale to the students who visited the fair throughout the day, from baked goods to carved pumpkins. Face-painting and Halloween photography were also available. The students spent several weeks preparing for the event, brainstorming ideas, sourcing goods and ingredients, preparing their products and perfecting their displays, and their own cos


Posted on 27 Oct 2017
Students competed in both track and field events for their school. All placings accumulated points for their school so it encouraged students to compete at all levels. The top 2 schools who accumulated the most points represent the region at a county level. In the track events Lucy McGlynn and Sarah Foley finished first and second respectively in the 2 lap finals. Shane Delahunty won his qualifying heat and placed third in the final.  CCBS had 2 boys and 2 girls participating in all events. Trac

Great Success at Swimming Championships

Posted on 24 Oct 2017
Well done to all our students who took part in the Ulster Schools swimming championship in Bangor at the weekend. The Girls Freestyle relay team consisting of Katie Mc Mullin, Niamh Hughes, Cora Rooney and Caoimhe McCauley are the new Ulster Schools Champions. The Girls Medley team (Clodagh O’Connor, Anna McCaffrey, Cora Rooney and Katie Mc Mullin) took bronze. Connor Foy, Mouric McSharry, Cian Roone and Gero Gilmartin also took home the bronze in the 15-16 Boys Medley Relay. Cora Rooney i

Meet the Cast!

Posted on 24 Oct 2017
Meet the Leads from our upcoming production of ‘Back to the 80s’: Back Row: Matthew Gallagher – Juey Jackson Ella Ruddy – Tiffany Houston Jack Brosnan – Kirk Tom Daly – Fergal McFerrin Niall Monaghan – Alf Bueller Chloe Connolly – Debbie Gibson Jack Leonard – Michael Matthew Lilly – Corey Palmer Senior Front Row: James O’Donnell – Corey Palmer Junior Patryk Lukascewski – Billy Coogan James Mc Nelis-Lee – Mr. Stev

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