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!


U18 Boys Gaelic in Semi-Final of Markey Cup

Posted on 08 Feb 2017
Our U8 Boys Gaelic team defeated Rathmore, Belfast, 1-13 to 1-08 last week, to secure their place in the semi-final of the Markey Cup. Coláiste Cholmcille were best served by Sean Taylor, who was steady in goals; Jakeb Machunik, Cian McGloin and Robbie Ryan in defence; Dean Carroll at midfield and Shane McGrath and Oisin Rooney up front. Dylan Gallagher also got on a lot of ball for the winners. Coláiste Cholmcille: Sean Taylor; Jakeb Machunik, Cathal McSharry, Connor Feighney; Robbie Ryan, Cian

CCBS Athletics

Posted on 03 Feb 2017
22 athletes from the school competed in this year’s District E Cross Country Championships in Cookstown on Wednesday 1st Feb. Our senior boys team made up of Darragh Kelly, Marcus Mc Gowan, Ryan O’Leary, Conor Mc Gloin, Jack Britton & Tom Geraghty placed 2nd as a team in the senior boys race with Darragh Kelly also winning a silver medal for his individual performance. The lads will now go on to represent the school at the Ulster Cross Country Championships in Mallusk on 22nd Feb

Office 365 for all Students and Staff

Posted on 03 Feb 2017
Coláiste Cholmcille are now at the forefront of education technology having become one of the first schools in the county to provide the Microsoft Office 365 suite of software and online applications to all staff and students for free. Office 365 is a fantastic package of productivity 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, and can also instal

Our New School Video!

Posted on 03 Feb 2017

We’re on Facebook!

Posted on 03 Feb 2017
Coláiste Cholmcille now have a new Facebook page. Search ‘Colaiste Cholmcille Ballyshannon’ and give us a Like! The Facebook page will complement the school website ( and twitter account (@ccbsnews).

PE Expo Trial Run

Posted on 02 Feb 2017
Transition Year students took part in a trial PE Expo last week, in preparation for the national PE Expo which will take place in Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun, on the 8th of March. Judges Mr. Ivan O Mahoney and Principal Jimmy Keogh were very impressed by the range of projects. 22 projects were on display. The judges selected the following ten to represent the school in Dublin: Rugby Nutrition, the Components of Fitness, the Effects of Music on Exercise, the Step Challenge, Mirror Therapy and

New Play in Abbey Centre, ‘Waving Not Drowning’

Posted on 30 Jan 2017
“Waving, Not Drowning, The Mental Health Roadshow” Abbey Arts Centre 4th feb 8.30pm One in four of us will have mental health problems at some stage in our lives. This simple statement throws up a host of questions: Why? What’s life like for the one in ten of us in Ireland suffering from depression? For the family and friends of the 451 individuals who took their own lives last year? Why aren’t we doing more to help those who become unwell, and to promote good mental health? And, why is it ok to

U20 Girls Gaelic in Ulster Final

Posted on 30 Jan 2017
Best of luck to the CCBS Under 20s Girls Gaelic team in the Ulster Final tomorrow. This is a fantastic achievement for the team who have made a great effort to get this far in the competition. The Coláiste Cholmcille girls will face St. Louise’s, Belfast, at 1pm in Tyrone, with a large number of CCBS students in attendance to cheer them on. We’ll start clearing a shelf for the trophy!

Eoin Rooney & Nemo Swim Club win top award!

Posted on 28 Jan 2017
Congratulations to Eoin Rooney and all inthe Nemo Special Olympics Swim Club on winning the Special Athlete Award in the Donegal Sports Awards!

Fifth/Second Year Parent Teacher Meeting Postponed 

Posted on 27 Jan 2017
The Fifth Year/Second Year Parent Teacher meeting which was scheduled for Friday 3rd February has been postponed. The school will open as normal on Feb. 5th for all students. 

TYs Teach French

Posted on 17 Jan 2017
Ten TY students from Coláiste Cholmcille have organised a French taster course for sixth class students in the local area. The course will take place over four weeks and will consist of basic conversational French which will include simple French phrases and words. In doing this course, the TYs hope to give the sixth class students a taste of French in preparation for their first year in secondary school. The primary schools involved are the Four Masters, Kinlough, Creevy N.S., Robertson N.S., S

Step Challenge

Posted on 15 Jan 2017
This week sees the beginning of the Step Challenge in Coláiste Cholmcille for all staff and students, which will continue until February 9th. Students will keep track of the number of steps they take using apps such as the Health app in iOS, or Pacer for Android phones. Each individual result will then contribute to the class average per week. A record of class averages will be posted on the Healthy Schools noticeboard outside the Chaplain’s Office, as will the names of highest scoring ind

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