Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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Trad Band Exchange Videos on YouTube

Posted on 13 Dec 2011
Check out videos of the performances by the Trad Band with music students from Ennistymon as part of their exchange last week. The videos are on the school youtube channel

Carol Service

Posted on 13 Dec 2011

Girls Basketball through to Regional Finals!

Posted on 13 Dec 2011
Well done to CCBS Girls U18 Basketball team who beat AVS, Donegal yesterday, securing their place in the Regional Final against Loreto, Letterkenny on Thursday.

‘Tigerish Waters’ Casting

Posted on 13 Dec 2011
Congratulations to Medbh Mc Closkey (3rd Year) and Maeve Liston (TY) who have been cast in the two main roles in ‘Tigerish Waters’, a short film, written by Soinbhe Lally (Rossnowlagh) and directed by Lucy Campbell, which will be shot mainly in Rossnowlagh in March. Other members of the cast come from Transition Year: Thomas Beaumont, Patrick Gallagher, Megan Dorrian, Hannah Kane, Lorcan Feeney, Megan Lawlor and Grainne Gillespie. Students from TY with an interest in film production


Posted on 26 Nov 2011
The final performance of Hairspray is upon us. After months of preparation the first three nights of the show have bend played to packed houses and standing ovations. All the hard work and dedication has come to fruition. While it is largely a  whole school endeavour, the two TY classes form the backbone of the production. Every member of the year has been involved whether that’s been in  set building, painting, hall management, stage crew and indeed some of the lead roles on stage. It has

Amy Gillen Selected for National Youth Orchestra

Posted on 26 Nov 2011
[nggallery id=22]Once again, CCBS is very proud to announce that our very own wonderfully talented Amy Gillen has been selected to play in the National Youth Orchestra. This is a high achievement indeed and we wish Amy the best of luck and continued success as one of the country’s top young flautists.

Girls Under-16 Basketball

Posted on 26 Nov 2011
On Monday 21st, CCBS defeated Ursuline Sligo’s U-16 Girls Basketball team. This was a great achievement as CCBS had already been beaten twice this year by the same team in the All-Ireland Cup and North West League campaign. The girls started brightly and rushed into an early lead and led 1-5 after the first quarter. However Ursuline fought back only allowing CCBS to score one point in the second quarter. The score at half-time was CCBS 11 – Ursuline 14. The third quarter was very exc

A Diverse Week of Education and Culture Ahead for TYs

Posted on 26 Nov 2011
On Tuesday, TY1 students will take part in a Diveristy Workshop, given by 4th Year Sligo IT students. On Wednesday, some TY students will travel to St. Angela’s College, Sligo, take part in microteaching. This is used by students of St. Angela’s as part of their teaching proactive. On Friday December 2nd, TY French students will visit the Abbey Centre to view a French film called ‘Lights Out’ as part of a one day French film festival.

Under 14 Boys Football

Posted on 26 Nov 2011
The Under-14 Boys football team was beaten last Tuesday by St. Mary’s. The team are hopeful of defeating St. Colm’s, Derry in their upcoming match on Tuesday Nov. 29th. CCBS will be captained by Padraig Sheerin.

Under 15 Boys Hurling

Posted on 26 Nov 2011
CCBS Under-15 hurlers, with Eddie Lynch as captain, will face Omagh on Friday Dec. 2nd.

Our School’s Got Talent…and it’s going on tour!

Posted on 19 Nov 2011
[nggallery id=17]Congratulations to Dominic McGowan, Siofra Devine & Eamon Travers who will be representing Colaiste Cholmcille in Round 3 of Our School’s Got Talent on Wednesday 23rd November. Good luck to them. If that’s not enough evidence of the musical talent in the school, Miss Mc Teague will be taking the school Traditional Music Band to Ennistymon, Co. Clare on December 1st and 2nd as part of a music exchange.

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