From top: today’s  Junior Cert English Paper 1 today; Aoife Dooley

Illustrator and comedian Aoife Dooley tweetz:

Woke up to find out that I was on the junior cert English paper today  what the hell. I’m now getting messages from 15 year olds asking why I hate the bus. I just want to make it clear, I don’t, I just hate people…

UPDATE:

Aoife Dooley

8 thoughts on “Swot!

  1. LeopoldGloom

    I bet the standard of writing in the ordinary level exam is better than the standard in that article. If that’s what’s being put on papers now, what hope is there?

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    Poor students. Probably would have ‘wished for the Cloths of Heaven’ by Yeats over that claptrap.

    1. realPolithicks

      Valparaiso
      Tháinig long ó Valparaiso,
      Scaoileadh téad a seol sa chuan,
      Chuir a hainm dom i gcuimhne
      Ríocht na Gréine, Tír na mBua.

      “Gluais,’ ar sí, ‘ar thuras fada,
      Liom ó scamall is ó cheo,
      Tá fé shleasaibh gorm Andes
      Cathair scáfar, glé mar sheod.”

      Bhíos óg is ní imeoinnse,
      Am an dóchais, tus mo shaoil,
      Chreideas fós go raibh i ndán dom
      Iontaisí na ndán ‘s na scéal.

      Ghluais an long thar lintibh mara,
      Fad ó shin is a crann mar ór,
      Scríobh a scéal ar phár na hoíche,
      Ard i rian na réaltean mór.

      Fillfidh sí aris chugam áfach;
      Chífead cathair bhán fén sléibh,
      Le hais mara na síochána –
      Creidim fós beagnach, a Dhé.

  3. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    Nice easy Irish!! Who wrote that? I forgot how much I used to enjoy Irish poetry.
    I visited Neruda’s house in Valparaiso. It’s a funny ole town.

  4. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    Nice easy Irish!! Who wrote that? I forgot how much I used to enjoy Irish poetry.
    I visited Neruda’s house in Valparaiso. It’s a funny ole town.

    Balls. That was in reply to Realpolithicks.

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