Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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  • CCBS Girls are Ulster Champions!!!


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

Kayleigh O’Donnell Wins Second In Irish Dancing Open

Posted on 30 Nov 2018
Congratulations to Kayleigh O’Donnell on coming second in the WIDA Irish Dancing Irish Open in Ballinasloe earlier this month. Kayleigh will now proceed to represent Ireland in the World Championships which take place in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in April. Kayleigh will be joined by team-mate Enya Kilfeather, Leaving Cert 2018, who came fourth in the competition. Kayleigh has been dancing for five years now, a student of the Gallagher School of Dance, Belfast & Sligo. In fact, this w

German Debate Team

Posted on 30 Nov 2018
Four fifth year German students took part in the Goethe Institute German Debate last week, with the motion that “Handys sind unnötig im Unterricht” (mobile phones are not necessary in school lessons). They face stiff competition from St Patrick’s College, Cavan, one of whose team-mates had spent a few months in Vienna for a few earlier this year to master his German. The opposing team won. However, the two German jurors remarked that itwas a very close defeat, as the CCBS team ticked many of the

Ruby & Odhrán receive Irish Water Safety Award

Posted on 30 Nov 2018
Congratulations to Ruby Hurst and Odhrán O’Neill, Leaving Cert Class of 2018, on receiving the Des Kenny Award yesterday at Dublin Castle from Irish Water Safety. They received the award in recognition of their bravery in tending to a fellow Coláiste Cholmcille student by carrying out CPR at a critical time. Both Ruby and Odhrán took control of a crisis situation instantly, and used their training to excellent effect. This award is a great reflection on both students as well as the trainin