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9 things everyone did when they finished their Leaving Cert


1. Bragged that they were going to burn their uniform

Eh, not if your ma has anything to do with it.

She has your jumper and skirt promised to Maura’s young one up the road.

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2. Bragged that they were going to burn their books and notes

Ditto. Into the second hand bookshop with them tomorrow.

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3. Talked about how it “flew”

4. Got their friends to write things on their shirts


5. Lit a fag inside the school gates

Just inside mind. Nobody’s that brave.


6. Realised it was time to start worrying about the results

7. Went on a holiday

In our day it was to Galway or Wexford. These days it’s to Ibiza or Ayia Napa.

8. Went on on the rip and drank too much

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9. Puked their ring up


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