Ar mhuin na muice! Bhí an ghrain ag scoilteadh na gcloch! Creid é nó ná creid é!
These are just a few examples of the last two years of your life preparing for Irish paper 1.
Seanfhocal after seanfhocal, aiste after aiste, you really feel like you’ll never see the end of them by the time it reaches the Leaving cert. If you don’t do well in the exams, at least you’ll know 100 different ways to describe the weather as Gaeilge!
Irish paper one is mainly just the aural part of the exam, and then you write an essay on topics like fadhb mhór idirnáisiúnta, Daoine óga, a speech you’d say if you were in the Dáil, or a made up story. These sort of essays are best learnt off, because they usually have the same sort of jist every year.
Even still, students are still expecting the SEC to trip them up and throw in a question on Jimmy, Cáca Milis, or have them recite a sraith pictiúr in the middle of the exam.
It seems the Irish exam went well anyway, with many people delighted with how it went, having some student friendly essay topics!
That Irish paper 1 was a smashing success anyway #leavingcert
— Siún (@siun_b) June 11, 2018
Irish Paper 1 was sexy though, timpeallacht
— Typical Katy (@coolkidkaty) June 11, 2018
#LeavingCert that Irish paper 1 was amazing. Can't wait to see how the SEC are gonna fuck us over with paper 2 tomorrow
— Declan Cheetham (@DeclanChee) June 11, 2018
HL Irish Ye well got a savage paper 1 #leavingcert
— Sinéad (@Sinead128) June 11, 2018
Irish paper 1 has me feeling like a genie hahaha
— Ethan Vickers (@TheVik00) June 11, 2018
Ordinary Irish paper 1 was wayyyyy too easy I was skipping out after about 20 mins
— Karla Bennett (@KarlaBennett29) June 11, 2018
Me everyday: Irish is a useless, dying language why do we even study it
Me in irish paper 1: IS AOIBHINN LIOM GAEILGE TIR GAN TEANGA TIR GAN AINM BA CHEART ÁR DTEANGA A CHOIMEAD BEO #leavingcert
— Katie J (@katiej465) June 11, 2018
And of course, there's always them few who may not have had the same experience.
Took a nap during Irish paper 1, woke up and everyone was gone #leavingcert
— Inny Ekeolu (@inny_xx) June 11, 2018
Never mind I lie irish paper 1 was shite https://t.co/kppMfknmSn
— ✨Nicole✨ (@nikki_lawlor_) June 11, 2018
Paper 2 tomorrow! Comprehensions, fillíocht, and prós. Good luck.