Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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Tommy Stenson – Seán Nós Dancer

Posted on 02 Mar 2017
As part of our Seachtain na Gaeilge events, we are delighted to welcome Sean-Nós dancer, Tommy Stenson, to our school on Tuesday, March 7th.  Tommy is a Mayo-based Sean-Nós dancer and teacher who has taught and performed Sean-Nós nationally and internationally.  He will give workshops to First and Transition Year students.  Bainigí ceol as!

Update: Markey Cup Final changed to Irvinestown

Posted on 02 Mar 2017
Due to heavy rainfall in Ballybofey, the Markey Cup Final will now be played in the 4G Pitch, Bawnacre, Irvinestown, at the same time of 12.30pm on Friday March 3rd.

Fifth and Second Year Parent Teacher Meeting

Posted on 01 Mar 2017
The Fifth and Second Year Parent Teacher Meeting will take place on Monday March 6th. Parents are asked to attend from 9.15 to 11.30, and 1.15 to 2.45.

TYs in ‘The Wedding Singer’

Posted on 01 Mar 2017
Well done to our CCBS staff and students who have contributed to the great success of ‘The Wedding Singer’, the latest musical from the Ballyshannon Musical Society. The show had a fantastic opening night on Tuesday, and continues until Saturday night, March 4th.

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

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