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9 unforgettable moments from your Leaving Cert results

The results you leave behind. But the day stays with you forever.

YOUR LEAVING CERT results stop mattering pretty soon.

But there are some things about Results Day that you’ll never forget. These:

1. That heart-sinking feeling the night before

2. How the envelope felt in your hand when the secretary (and/or nun) handed it to you

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3. The strange feeling of walking into school, knowing that you don’t go there anymore


4. That one goddamn exam you didn’t do so well in

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5. EXACTLY how your parents reacted

Whether it was:

Or in unfortunate cases:

6. Teachers being strangely nice to you

Possibly getting overexcited and hugging one, then immediately being uncomfortable about it.

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7. The sensation of rising panic as you tried to calculate your points

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8. The local newspaper’s embarrassing photo

Which you’ll never be allowed forget, because your parents kept it. Obviously.

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9. And how it felt when you could… FINALLY… leave the Leaving Cert behind

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Enjoy results day everyone!

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