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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 2017. Isabel is currently studying Creative Writing in NUI Galway

Isabel Dwyer: 7 must-see female acts at Electric Picnic

Headlining this year's Electric Picnic line-up are Kendrick Lamar, Massive Attack and The Prodigy. Last year's headliners were The XX, A Tribe Called Quest, and...

Isabel Dwyer: Mozambique trip shows that a lot can be said without saying a...

There are thousands of languages in the world but spending time in Mozambique taught me that some things transcend speech. Just over a month ago,...

Isabel Dwyer: The transition to college

A year ago, I finished the Leaving Cert. A week ago, I passed my first year of college. A year isn’t long, not in the...

Isabel Dwyer: The people of this town, this county and country showed the compassion...

Last week, prior to the referendum and its result, I spilled my thoughts into this piece and begged people to read, to listen, and...

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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