Monday July 6, 2020

Missing the points: Surviving the Leaving Cert

There are few experiences as stressful as having a child in the household who is studying for the Leaving Cert, writes Aileen Hickie

28th May, 2017

I still wake up once or twice a year shivering and sweat-soaked. Before you dare consider this might be hormonally related, it’s not. I’ve simply woken again from the Leaving Cert dream.

There I am in the middle of my Irish exam, and I can’t answer any of the questions on Peig and the only essay I have learned off by heart is Difhostaíocht (unemployment), which I was told was a...

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