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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

Christmas Bingo – Dec. 9th, Great Northern Hotel

Posted on 30 Nov 2018
The Coláiste Cholmcille Parents’ Association invite you to Christmas Bingo in the Great Northern Hotel on Sunday December 9th at 3pm. The prize fund is a whopping €2360, with a final jackpot game of €1000. Books are €10 each, and there will be number of brilliant raffle prizes and spot prizes throughout the day, donated by local businesses. Find us on Facebook and Like & Share our post to enter a draw for 2 books and €10 worth of raffle tickets. This is guaranteed to be a fun family af

Christmas Market

Posted on 23 Nov 2018
Ho ho ho! It’s getting to look a lot like Christmas, and we’re very excited about the return of the Coláiste Cholmcille Christmas Market! Stock up on festive treats, Christmas baubles and decorations, vegan-friendly pampering products, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and say hello to Santa. First Year Business Studies students and TY Enterprise students will be selling their products on the day. There will be games and activities, and prizes for the best stall. The Mercy Hall will be tr

JC Art trip to Art Exhibit

Posted on 21 Nov 2018
All Junior Cert Art students visited the Súil na nÓg Art Exhibition in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, with their teachers Miss Carey and Miss Keogh last week. The standard and variety of work was excellent and proved very inspiring to the students who are currently working on their own Junior Cert Art projects.

TY Trip to Berlin

Posted on 21 Nov 2018
Transition Year students were very excited to find out that the international tour this year will go to Berlin. The trip will take place from the 21st of March to the 24th March. The estimated cost is €550, but this is subject to change, depending on numbers and the final itinerary. Berlin is a great choice for a TY tour as the trip will reinforce their knowledge of German for those learning the language, and the city also has a great deal to offer as a modern European city steeped in history. T

Music trip to cinema

Posted on 21 Nov 2018
Last week, Music teacher Mr. Cronin accompanied a group of Fifth and Sixth Year Music students to a screening of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in Eclipse Cinema, Bundoran. The film is a celebration of the music of Queen, which features on the Leaving Cert Music course.

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