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Isabel Dwyer is from Portlaoise and first contributed to LaoisToday as our Leaving Cert Diarist during the state exams in June of this year. With a place in Creative Writing in NUI Galway secured, she's hoping for another great Electric Picnic this weekend - and for the Galway hurlers to win the All Ireland

Isabel Dwyer: Electric Picnic – an occasion bigger than Christmas awaits us all

The signposts are up, the camping chairs are sold out, and schools are back in action, which can only mean that Electric Picnic is...

Leaving Cert Diary: The results are out, the offer is made – I’m going...

When I was about 15 years old I discovered my dream course (Arts with Creative Writing) in my dream college (NUI Galway), and decided...
The results of the Junior Cert will be out today

Leaving Cert Diary: The wait is nearly over …

It’s been less than two months since I wrote my last article for LaoisToday, but it’s felt more like a mini lifetime has passed. This...

Leaving Cert Diary: I’ve a sore back … but at least I’m finished!

My body keeps threatening to doze off as I write this (after a solid three hours' sleep), but that doesn’t take from my absolute delight...
Isabel Dwyer, pictured in a classroom in Scoil Chriost Ri last week.

Leaving Cert Diary: Past three days have been hell but end is in sight

It’s been just over a week since the exams began and they’re already starting to finish up. The past three days were a bit of...

Leaving Cert Diary: I’m glad that week is over

So the marathon that is the Leaving Cert is well underway, and while it feels like it’s been three years as opposed to three days, the...
Isabel Dwyer, pictured in a classroom in Scoil Chriost Ri last week.

Leaving Cert Diary: Countdown nearly over as I watch the Bank Holiday celebrations from...

As the sun makes its annual appearance, as my brain threatens to reach cramming capacity, and as I watch the Bank Holiday celebrations from...

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