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19
FEB
2018

Vote for our TY Junk Kouture entries

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 a
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12
FEB
2018

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

https://app.junkkouture.com/design/60 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
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12
FEB
2018

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

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 ge
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09
FEB
2018

TYs through to Junk Kouture

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 Re
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08
FEB
2018

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

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 pl
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08
FEB
2018

Paddy Cosgrave, Founder of Web Summit, Visits Coláiste Cholmcille

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
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08
FEB
2018

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

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
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31
JAN
2018

Comórtas Vailintín

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.
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30
JAN
2018

Mock Exams – Timetables

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 lik
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30
JAN
2018

Blurb! is Back!

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 finish
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30
JAN
2018

Cárta Vailintín

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
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30
JAN
2018

€1100 raised for Baby Holly

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
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30
JAN
2018

National Award for Jarlath Leonard

Congratulations to Jarlath Leonard on achieving the second highest results in the country in Design & Communication Graphics at Ordinary Level in last year’s Leaving Cert. Jarlath will be presented with a special commemorative piece in recognition of his exceptional achievem
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22
JAN
2018

3.4 CSPE ISPCA Talk

Third Year CSPE students were delighted to attend a talk by Kevin and Denise from the ISPCA. As part of their Junior Cert Action Project they set up a pet food collection and invited the ISPCA to give a presentation to learn more about animal welfare in their community. It was a fanta
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22
JAN
2018

LCVP Visit Lifeboat

On Thursday, 18th January,  6th year LCVP students along with their teacher Ms. Gallagher visited the RNLI lifeboat station in Bundoran. Mr. Killian O’ Kelly greeted the group and gave the students a very informative talk on the invaluable work carried out by the volunteers at t
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19
JAN
2018

Listen back to the Francie Boylan Show live from Coláiste Cholmcille

The Francie Boylan Show on Ocean FM broadcast live from Coláiste Cholmcille on Thursday the 18th of January. Francie spoke to Jimmy Keogh about life in Coláiste Cholmcille, Mona Mc Sharry on her plans for the Olympics, Jessica Doherty on her recent baking success and Head Boy and Head
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19
JAN
2018

New School Video!

Watch our new school video!
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18
JAN
2018

Ocean FM Live Broadcast from CCBS!

Tune in to the Francie Boylan Show on Ocean FM on Thursday morning as it broadcasts live from Coláiste Cholmcille!
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18
JAN
2018

Grand Reopening of CCBS Squash Courts

The Coláiste Cholmcille squash courts had a grand reopening on Saturday, following an extensive refurbishment of the court. Over 40 people attended the event to watch a few exhibition games and enjoy the refreshments provided by the Ballyshannon Squash Club. The courts will act as the
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12
JAN
2018

Badminton – Lunchtime on Thursdays

Lunchtime Badminton takes place every Thursday in the New Hall with Mr. O’Mahony, Miss Conlon and local coach PJ Patton on hand to support players. Why not come along next Thursday?
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