This morning marked the first day of Leaving Certificate 2015 and while many students were concerned with getting a good breakfast into them and making it to the exam hall on time one young Irish farmer made sure to sort out the cows before getting on his way.
Leaving Certificate student Kevin McIntrye from Co Cavan grabbed his book for some last minute cramming while he milked the cattle at his home in Bailieborough.
“Who said I can’t multitask,” the teenager wrote.
“Cramming the last few key words in,” he said in a post on his Facebook account this morning, which soon went viral.
Kevin joined more than 119,000 students who started the Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate throughout the country this morning.
It is a slight increase on last year, reflecting the rise in student numbers at second-level that has also contributed to record applications to the CAO for college entry this year.
There are 58,865 students entered for the Leaving Certificate, including the alternative Leaving Cert Applied, up almost 1,000 on 2014, and 59,919 planning to sit the Junior Certificate.