Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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National Award for Jarlath Leonard

Posted on 30 Jan 2018
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 achievement at a special presentation in GMIT Galway in March. Mr. Mc Glynn, Jarlath’s Leaving Cert teacher, will also be honoured with a special certificate by the Techno-Teachers Association, to acknowledge his cont


Posted on 22 Jan 2018
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 fantastic discussion and the ISPCA inspectors were delighted to receive the donation. The students would like to extend their thanks to Kevin and Denise and the students will work to promote responsible pet ownership thr

LCVP Visit Lifeboat

Posted on 22 Jan 2018
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 the station. Students got to see the equipment used by the RNLI,  such as the lifeboat and tractor. They also got a tour of the station and were brought upstairs to the navigation room where Killian told the group ab

Listen back to the Francie Boylan Show live from Coláiste Cholmcille

Posted on 19 Jan 2018
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 Girl Conal Sweeny and Mary Flora Scott on life in Leaving Cert. We also had a couple of beautiful numbers from the school choir. You can listen back to whole show here:

New School Video!

Posted on 19 Jan 2018
Watch our new school video!

Ocean FM Live Broadcast from CCBS!

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

Grand Reopening of CCBS Squash Courts

Posted on 18 Jan 2018
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 new home of the Ballyshannon Squash Club, as well as being used by the PE Department.

Badminton – Lunchtime on Thursdays

Posted on 12 Jan 2018
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?

U20 Girls Gaelic win in Garvaghey

Posted on 12 Jan 2018
Well done to the Under 20 Girls Gaelic team who defeated Donaghmore, Tyrone, at an away game in Garvaghey yesterday. The final score was a decisive 6-3 to 2-4. The girls presented a strong offensive against the Tyrone team, and came away with a well-deserved victory.

Open Day/Open Night – Jan. 23rd

Posted on 12 Jan 2018
Our Open Day and Night will be held on Tuesday the 23rd of January. This is a great day in the school as we welcome sixth class students and their parents to experience what life in Coláiste Cholmcille is like. Over 200 Sixth Class students will visit throughout the day and take part in a variety of activities – woodwork, music, metalwork, P.E., Home Economics, to name a few. In addition, entertainment will be provided by our students at lunchtime. Later that day, we invite the pupils to r

Jessica Doherty’s Award-Winning Cakes on sale in Aldi!

Posted on 14 Dec 2017
Have you tried Jessica Doherty’s delicious award-winning Lemon Drizzle cakes yet? These mouthwatering cakes are now on sale in Aldi stores nationwide! Jessica won the National Baking award for her creation earlier in the year. The competition prize included distribution by Aldi. A special assembly was held to acknowledge Jessica’s achievement, and to share some of her delicious, freshly baked cake!

CCBS Senior Boys Basketball team are NW Regional Champions!!

Posted on 14 Dec 2017
Well done to the Senior Boys Basketball team on winning the North West Regional Final this week. They beat Carrick-on-Shannon Community School in a very tight final on a scoreline of 55 – 51.

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