Mission Statement

Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, is a community which respects the rights and self-worth of all, and aims to provide a happy and safe environment in which the individual may achieve her/his spiritual, academic and personal potential.

Board of Management

Coláiste Cholmcille is managed by a Board of Management which is a post-primary community school under the auspices of the Bishops of Raphoe and Clogher and the Donegal Educational Training Board (DETB).
The members of the Board of Management 2018 – 2021 are:

Chairperson Mr. Diarmaid Keon
Trustee Representatives Mr. Conor Carney
Mr. A.J Finnerty
Mr. Diarmaid Keon
Parent Representatives Ms D. Whelan
Mr. S. Maguire
Teacher Representatives Ms. C. Gallagher
Ms. M. McGurren
Secretary to the Board Ms. C Fagan
ETB Representatives Mr. Geoff Browne
Mr. Philip McGlynn
Ms. Finola Furey

One Good School







ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE in respect of admissions to the 2022/2023 school year:

To read more click here  Admission Notice 2022 2023

A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2022/2023 school year will soon be available on the links below: –

Our First Year Enrolment Form for 2022 will be available here shortly:

Enrolment Form

Click on the link below to read and download our Admissions Policy:

School Day

The period set at Coláiste Cholmcille is as follows:


School day finishes at 3:53pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Period Start Finish Duration
Tutor 08:50 09:00 10 min
1 09:00 09:59 59 min
2 09:59 10:58  59 min
Break 10:58 11:15 17 min
3 11:15 12:14  59 min
4 12:14 1:13  59 min
Lunch 1:13 1:55 42 min
5 1:55 2:54 59 min
6 2:54 3:53 59 min


The school day ends at 1pm on Wednesdays.

Period. Start Finish Duration
1 08:50 09:49 59 min
2 09:49 10:48 59 min
Break 10:50 11:05 17 min
3 11:05 12:04 59 min
4 12:04 1:00 56 min

This information can also be downloaded here: Period Set 2020-21

Book Rental

Coláiste Cholmcille operates a Book Rental Scheme for all students to help reduce the cost of purchasing textbooks and equipment. The costs for 2020 are as follows:

Book Rental Charges
One Student €190
Two Students €350
Three Students €495
More Than Three €495 Extra Book Charge only €100 per additional student
L.C.A €85
T.Y €290 Charge includes the trip to Delphi


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