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No escaping Leaving Cert nightmares

Frank Coughlan


 

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There is something about the Leaving Cert that has left an indelible mark on all who've endured it.

Even those of us not too bothered at the time still have had the recurring deep-sleep nightmare where the examination spawned by Satan comes back to haunt in some variation of surreal horror.

I sat mine in the mid-Seventies and while all those around me fretted and chewed their nails to the quick, I studied little and cared less.