NEARLY 60,000 secondary school students received their Junior Certificate results yesterday, and many took a night off from preparing for third level or jobs to revel with their friends.
In Dublin, underage events with a strict non-alcohol policy were hosted at popular venues such as Howl at the Moon, Lower Mount Street and The Wright Venue in Swords.
Reality TV Geordie Shore star Joel Corry took to the decks at an organised event in Play on D’Olier Street to much applause from his teenage fans.
Mini-buses and small coaches holding up to 25 excited students pulled up outside the various venues, all of which featured security and a strict entry code for the non-alcoholic events.
A group of girls said they received their results at 3pm this afternoon, and aside from the hour long commute home from their school, they spent the rest of their evening getting ready for the night ahead.
On Abbey Street, Dublin acoustic hip hop band Original Rude Boys headlined at The Academy for the club’s first ever under-18's event.
Many good-spirited students were keen to celebrate their successful results, or put the Junior Cert behind them as they embark on the next step in their education.
Due to booking issues with promoters, Beatfreaks Dandelion on Stephens Green cancelled their Junior Cert night event.
Ticket-holders could instead attend the sister venue Parker Browns in Dundrum.
A Garda spokesperson confirmed to the that there had been no Junior Cert night-related incidents reported.
Members of An Garda Siochana were patrolling the streets around the designated venues for the underage events to ensure the safety of those celebrating their results.