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


Belleek Pottery Visit

Posted on 24 Sep 2017
On Thursday 21st September LCA 2 students visited Belleek Pottery to research their Craft Design task. They were given a tour of the workshop, where all stages of creating a piece of Belleek pottery were experienced. It was hugely informative and interesting for the students as they begin to create their own  ceramic art work in the art room. They also got the opportunity to speak to the makers ,watch them create decorative features and hand painting finished pieces as part of the tour. The grou

Head Boy & Head Girl 2017-18

Posted on 22 Sep 2017
Our Head Boy and Head Girl for 2017-18 are Conall Sweeny and Mary Flora Scott!

Orla explains the new Junior Cycle

Posted on 17 Sep 2017
Do you have a few questions about the new Junior Cycle course? The NCCA have provided this video to help explain some of the key changes (click on the link to watch the video on

Finner Camp Work Experience

Posted on 17 Sep 2017
The 28th Infantry Battalion at Finner Camp will once again take a group of TY students for a week of work experience in February. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain an insight into life in the army, and is of special interest to anyone considering a career in the military. Students must apply via an online form which has been emailed to all TYs by Miss Mc Gurren. Anyone interested must fill in all questions on the form or their application will not be considered. The closing d

Allingham Fesival Poetry and Fiction Competitions

Posted on 17 Sep 2017
The Allingham Festival is once again running Fiction and Poetry competitions for primary and secondary school students. This is a great opportunity for young writers to get recognition for their work, and Coláiste Cholmcille has a srong tradition of enterinEntry forms are available on the Allingham Festival website, Students can also speak to their English teachers or Mr. Beattie about the competition.

TY Auditions

Posted on 17 Sep 2017
Well done to all the TYs who took part in the auditions for the upcoming musical ‘Back to the 80s’ last week. Many students were anxious about being forced out of their comfort zones and having to read a scene and sing in front of choreographer Miss Murphy, musical director Niamh Currid and director Mr. Beattie. Everyone performed well and the team were very impressed with the range of talent in the year group.

School Calendar

Posted on 11 Sep 2017
The school calendar is now available to view and download here: Coláiste Cholmcille Calendar 2017-18

World Champion Mona Mc Sharry returns to CCBS

Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Mona Mc Sharry returned to Coláiste Cholmcille this week as a world champion, and the school turned out on Wednesday afternoon to welcome her back. With Mr. Maguire acting as MC, the crowd watched videos of Mona’s performance and medal ceremony, before Mona and coach Grace Meade were invited on stage to great cheers from all. Mona, modest as ever, had to be encouraged to show off her medals to the crowd, and we were all delighted to hear coach Grace announce that Mona will be ready for the

Homecoming in Grange for Mona Mc Sharry: Sunday 3rd at 6pm

Posted on 02 Sep 2017
Grange Community will host a homecoming event for world champion swimmer Mona Mc Sharry at 6pm in the North Sligo Sports Complex, Grange, at 6pm on Sunday September 3rd. We’re all immensely proud of Mona here at Coláiste Cholmcille and look forward to welcoming her home. See you in Grange!

Back to School Dates

Posted on 21 Aug 2017
First Years: Tuesday 29th August Third, Sixth and LCA2: Thursday 31st August Second, Fifth and LCA 1: Friday September 1st Transition Years: Monday September 4th

Leaving Cert Results 2017

Posted on 15 Aug 2017
This year’s Leaving Cert results will be available on Wednesday August 16th. Students can collect their results from the school office at 10am, or they can also access them online from midday on using their individual PIN. Students should consider their options carefully, after discussion with parents/guardians and career advisors. The Careers Office will be open for appointments only from 10am on Tuesday 22nd. Miss Mc Gurren advises students to download the Careers Por

TY Graduation

Posted on 01 Jun 2017
Last Tuesday night the TYs gathered for the last time to take part in their TY Graduation. A number of students gave short talks on various activities and events they took part in throughout the year. Mona Mc Sharry received an award of €100 for clocking up the highest number of hours volunteering in the local community. Áine Mc Sharry and Aoife Cassidy both received awards of €100 each for the best blogs or online portfolios in the year. Miss Bríd Campbell presented a number of students with ce

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