He had Pythagoras' Theorem and all sorts of formulas scribbled on the inside of the case, even ones that were supplied in the exam paper, "just in case". We were told that the quote about "preparing an Ulster fry" was "torture" because he had slept-in after a late night of "study" and missed breakfast.
The occupation of a harper was a very prestigious one.
There were two styles of harp: the Bardic harp and the Neo-Irish harp. Sunday Independent. How Leaving Cert exam is failing our students Independent.
Her A1 at ordinary level earned her an extra 15 points, which could prove to be the difference in getting a preferred course in tomorrow's CAO offers. Extra meaningless syllable are sometimes added to words and some singers slow down at the end while others speak the final line of the song.
The Leaving Cert is not equipping students with the skills, knowledge and nous to go on and succeed in life -that comes from a resource children acquire themselves.
The harping tradition then became a nomadic one, as harpers would travel from county to county, playing for money and food.
Instead of using the glasses case, skirt or devious pens, she picked up a lower- level paper on the morning of her exam. I was hopeless at maths and I was not coming back repeating it. Last week, my master-mind cousin got points in her Leaving Cert. He made Dougal from Father Ted seem like a whizz-kid and was as prepared as the group of Kerry men who once claimed that they were going to fly to the sun at night because it would be cooler.
It was fostered and developed among the powerful and wealthy Irish and Anglo-Irish families.