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!


Boys U16 Basketball Playoffs

Posted on 13 Jan 2017
Coláiste Cholmcille hosted the Under 16 Boys B All Ireland preliminary playoffs last week, and our own boys were successful in both their matches. Three schools took part: Coláiste Cholmcille, St. David’s, Arcane, and St. Declan’s, Cabra. Coláiste Cholmcille beat St. David’s 65-56, and St. Declan’s 54-43. Having won both matches Coláiste Cholmcille now play in the All Ireland playoffs in Glanmire, Co. Cork.

Junior and Leaving Cert Mock Exams

Posted on 12 Jan 2017
This year’s mock exams will take place before the mid-term break on the following dates: Junior Cert: Wednesday Feb. 8 – Friday Feb. 17th Leaving Cert: Friday Feb. 10 – Friday Feb. 17th .

CCBS Young Scientists

Posted on 12 Jan 2017
We are delighted to have three students representing Coláiste Cholmcille at the BT Young Scientist exhibition in the RDS, Dublin, this week. Andrea Mc Glynn, Ana Keon and Katie Slevin are presenting their presentation “Can mirror therapy improve basketball skills?” The exhibition runs until Saturday the 14th of January.

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert Timetables

Posted on 11 Jan 2017
The timetables for the Leaving Cert, Leaving Cert Applied, Junior Cert and other Junior Cert examination dates are now available on, or by clicking on the links below. Leaving Cert Examinations Timetable Leaving Cert Applied Examinations Timetable Junior Cert Examination Dates Junior Cert Examinations Timetable

First Year Parent Teacher Meeting

Posted on 09 Jan 2017
The First Year Parent-Teacher meeting will take place on Tuesday the 10th of January between 4pm and 6pm.


Posted on 20 Dec 2016
Blurb, the CCBS Senior Students’ Book Club, met on Friday to discuss ‘The Road’ by Cormac Mc Carthy.  There was a good turnout, with most finding the book a little depressing. Blurbers will meet again on January 20th to discuss Louise O’Neill’s ‘Asking For It’.

U16 Boys Basketball

Posted on 20 Dec 2016
Well done to our U16 Boys Basketball team on coming runner-up in the North West Region B League. The boys lost in the regional final to Carrick on Shannon 35-32. They now progress to the All Ireland play offs.


Posted on 13 Dec 2016
The next meeting of Blurb, the school book club, will take place this Friday in Room 31 1.10. Cormac Mac Carthy’s ‘The Road’ will discussed, informally, and with festive refreshments!

First Years receive Certs

Posted on 13 Dec 2016
Well done to all the First Year students who received certificates from Year Head Mr. Mc Glynn recently. These certs acknowledge the fact that the students earned ten positive stickers from teachers over the course of their first term at Coláiste Cholmcille.

Welcome back Euro Surfers!

Posted on 13 Dec 2016
Well done to our students Garbhán Mc Closkey, Una Britton, Neil Mc Carthy and Jack Scott on representing Ireland at the Euro Surf Championship which took place in Morocco recently. Garbhán was selected to act as a judge at the prestigious competition. Overall the team placed 5th out of 15 competing nations, a very respectable finish especially considering this was the first international competition for many. 

Senior Rugby

Posted on 13 Dec 2016
Our senior rugby team beat Loreto Milford in Milford last week. The score was a decisive 29-17. Our try scorers were Sean Taylor, James McGonigle, Jakub Machnuk and Naoise Patton. Mr Reilly and Mr Doherty were very happy with the team’s performance and Mr Reilly stated they need to show the same conviction and belief again in order to win the next game. James McGonigle, James Cleary and Robbie Ryan impressed for Coláiste Cholmcille.

U19 Girls Basketball

Posted on 13 Dec 2016
Well done to the Under-19 Girls A Basketball team for reaching the North West Regional Final. After a competitive battle and some fine performances on both sides, Ursuline College, Sligo proved stronger on the day. The final score was 57-43. Coláiste Cholmcille will now compete in a preliminary round match in a quest to reach the national play-offs in January.

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