Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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Halloween Fair

Posted on 06 Nov 2017
Last Thursday, a number of TYs held a Halloween Fair in the Mercy Hall as a project for their Enterprise class. A range of Halloween-themed goodies were on sale to the students who visited the fair throughout the day, from baked goods to carved pumpkins. Face-painting and Halloween photography were also available. The students spent several weeks preparing for the event, brainstorming ideas, sourcing goods and ingredients, preparing their products and perfecting their displays, and their own cos


Posted on 27 Oct 2017
Students competed in both track and field events for their school. All placings accumulated points for their school so it encouraged students to compete at all levels. The top 2 schools who accumulated the most points represent the region at a county level. In the track events Lucy McGlynn and Sarah Foley finished first and second respectively in the 2 lap finals. Shane Delahunty won his qualifying heat and placed third in the final.  CCBS had 2 boys and 2 girls participating in all events. Trac

Great Success at Swimming Championships

Posted on 24 Oct 2017
Well done to all our students who took part in the Ulster Schools swimming championship in Bangor at the weekend. The Girls Freestyle relay team consisting of Katie Mc Mullin, Niamh Hughes, Cora Rooney and Caoimhe McCauley are the new Ulster Schools Champions. The Girls Medley team (Clodagh O’Connor, Anna McCaffrey, Cora Rooney and Katie Mc Mullin) took bronze. Connor Foy, Mouric McSharry, Cian Roone and Gero Gilmartin also took home the bronze in the 15-16 Boys Medley Relay. Cora Rooney i

Meet the Cast!

Posted on 24 Oct 2017
Meet the Leads from our upcoming production of ‘Back to the 80s’: Back Row: Matthew Gallagher – Juey Jackson Ella Ruddy – Tiffany Houston Jack Brosnan – Kirk Tom Daly – Fergal McFerrin Niall Monaghan – Alf Bueller Chloe Connolly – Debbie Gibson Jack Leonard – Michael Matthew Lilly – Corey Palmer Senior Front Row: James O’Donnell – Corey Palmer Junior Patryk Lukascewski – Billy Coogan James Mc Nelis-Lee – Mr. Stev


Posted on 24 Oct 2017
A number of our students took part in the Regional Indoor Athletics competition in the AVS yesterday, and enjoyed a great day of athletics. 

Cheerios Breakfast Morning

Posted on 24 Oct 2017
First Years took part in the Cheerios Breakfast week event last week. The breakfast week is a fun charity breakfast which is hosted across the country to help support the ISPCC Childline services which answers calls from children in need across Ireland 24 hours a day. TYs assisted in setting up the event, which saw all the First Years eating Cheerios in the Mercy Hall.

TYs attend Enterprise Day

Posted on 24 Oct 2017
On Wednesday last week, Transition Year students participated in a Donegal ETB Enterprise Day in the Letterkenny Institute of Technology. This event encouraged students to explore their innovative and enterprise skills by developing a product and pitching their idea to a business judging panel. Students also participated in team building games organised by Gartan Outdoor Education Centre.

School Closed Tuesday October 17th

Posted on 16 Oct 2017
Following instructions from the Department of Education, Coláiste Cholmcille will remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday October 17th.

School Closed Monday October 16th

Posted on 15 Oct 2017
Due to the red weather warning, the Department of Education has instructed all schools to close tomorrow, Monday 16th of October.…/2017-Press-Re…/PR2017-10-15b.html

Dance Rehearsals for First and Second Year Students

Posted on 12 Oct 2017
If you are in First or Second Year student and would like to take part in our musical this year, come along to rehearsals on Friday Oct. 13th from 4pm to 5pm.

School Choir

Posted on 12 Oct 2017
The Coláiste Cholmcille School Choir meet to rehearse during lunch every Monday. Places are offered to any pupil with a basic singing ability who is willing to work hard. During the year, the choir sings at all the important liturgies of the school, as well as events in the local community. The choir’s next outing will be a trip to Sligo in November when they will compete at this year’s international Choral Festival. We wish them well.

First Year Boys Futsal

Posted on 09 Oct 2017
A great day was enjoyed by ten of the First Year boys at a Donegal Futsal bliz in Letterkenny last week. Nine schools from around the country fought it out for a chanve to go to Belfast for the Ulster Championships. Coláiste Cholmcille were unfortunate to lose by a single, last-kick-of-the-match goal, to the eventual winners. A special mention must go to Aaron Cullen who scored an absolute ‘Worldy’, and team coach Sylvester Maguire.

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