Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

Telephone: 0719858288

  • Second Year Boys in All Ireland Semi-Final
    Congrats to the Second Year Boys team who made it through to the All Ireland Semi-Final!
  • LCVP Raise €1750
    Well done to the LCVP students who raised over €1750 on Daffodil Day.
  • Ulster Champions!


CAO Change of Options Deadline

Posted on 01 Mar 2017
Leaving Cert students are reminded that the deadline for making changes to your CAO application is Friday the 3rd of March.

TY Work Experience

Posted on 01 Mar 2017
All of our TY students spent the week before mid-term on work experience. This is an invaluable week for the students as it allows them to develop their interpersonal skills and learn more about the real world of work, which often helps them makes decisions about their subjects in fifth year and their future careers. This year our students went to work in a variety of businesses in their local communities, such as shops, chemists, hotels, solicitors’ offices, primary schools and health cen

TYs at Finner Camp

Posted on 01 Mar 2017
14 TY students spent a week at Finner Camp with the 28th Infantry Battalion for an intensive course in army life before the mid-term break. The students learned how to march, learned about artillery, survival skills, orienteering, fitness training, and attended a number of talks.

Success for First & Second Year Girls Basketball

Posted on 01 Mar 2017
Congratulations to both the First and Second Year Girls Basketball teams who had comprehensive wins over the AVS in Donegal Town before the mid-term break. The next game takes place against Loreto, Letterkenny, where a place in the playoffs is at stake.

Markey Cup Final Postponed

Posted on 27 Feb 2017
The Markey Cup Final has been postponed. The match will now take place on Friday, March 3rd at 12.30 in Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey.

CCBS in Markey Cup Final

Posted on 10 Feb 2017
Congratulations to our U18 Boys Gaelic team on securing their place in the final of the Markey Cup after a hard-fought battle against St. Joseph’s of Donaghmore last week. Conditions were difficult in Garvaghy with a strong wind and an ice-cold drizzle. This didn’t hold back the CCBS team as they reached half-time 0-10 to 0-6 ahead. Coláiste Cholmcille started strong in the second half with a goal from Matthew Mc Clay. St. Joseph’s began to rally, gaining a few points, but the

Karl Lacey launches CCBS Hogwart’s School Bank

Posted on 10 Feb 2017
Hogwart’s Bank, the school bank organised by a group of TYs working with AIB, had its official launch on Friday 10th of February, with special guest Karl Lacey in attendance. The Donegal player gave a short talk to the students about the value of hard work and seizing the day. He gave special mention to all members of the bank for organising the opening and was really grateful for his invitation. The first year students were really interested in what he was saying and they learned a lot fr

German Debate Team News

Posted on 10 Feb 2017
Well done to the German debate team of Michael John Gillen, Mary Flora Scott, Laura Cleary and Edel Foley who performed admirably in the third round of the Siemens GDI German Debate. On Thursday 2nd February they debated St. Patrick’s College Cavan in Cavan and very narrowly missed out on progressing to the fourth round. This was the furthest a team from Coláiste Cholmcille has ever gone in the competition. Mr. Eamonn Maguire and Mr. Peter Walsh were delighted with the performance of the t

Victory for First and Second Year Girls Basketball

Posted on 10 Feb 2017
Congratulations to the First and Second Year Girls Basketball teams who had great wins over Ursuline College Sligo in their first league games of the year. Both teams meet AVS Donegal Town next week.

Christmas Fair wins Make A Wish School Entrepreneurship Award

Posted on 10 Feb 2017
Well done to the TYs, First Years and Business teachers on winning the Make A Wish Foundation School Entrepreneurship Awards for the first ever CCBS Christmas Fair which took place in December. The event was organised by Transition Year students working closely with their Business teachers Yoland Gallagher and Nicola Conlon, along with many enterprising First Year students. Over €1700 was raised for the Make A Wish Foundation. 10 students will represent the school at an awards ceremony in Dublin

Zombies in All Ireland TY Drama

Posted on 10 Feb 2017
Congratulations to Miss Garvey’s TY 1 Theatre class on getting through to the final of the All Ireland TY Drama Competition. The competition will take place on March 3rd in the Mullingar Arts Centre (a change from the traditional Briery Gap Theatre in Macroom, Co. Cork, which is closed due to fire damage). The TYs will present their show ‘How To Survive the Zombie Apocalypse’, a hilarious take on the end of civilisation as we know it. Coláiste Cholmcille have a long tradition i

Office 365 for all in CCBS!

Posted on 08 Feb 2017
We’re giving Office 365 to all our staff and students! Coláiste Cholmcille are now at the forefront of education technology having become one of the first schools in the county to give Microsoft Office 365 to all free. Office 365 is a fantastic package of software which includes well known programs such as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel amongst others. Using their email address, students have instant access to all these apps online. They can also install them on their home co

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