Leaving Certificate Irish Paper 2 Review

by Samantha Hogan

Irish Paper Two was a very nice paper 

The first comprehension was based on the life and legacy of Máire Mac an tSaoi. The second comprehension was based on trad music. Both texts were an interesting read and students will have had little or no difficulty in understanding the texts. 

The 6(a) and 6(b) questions accompanying both texts were very student-friendly and have appeared many times in previous years. And let’s not forget that students were only required to answer on one text, therefore time was of the essence! 

This year students selected a question from either Prós or Filíocht. Two long general questions appeared with An Lasair Choille and Hurlamaboc, An tEarrach Thiar and Colscaradh were the two poems on the paper. The questions on both poems were very manageable and really didn’t deviate from the types of questions students will be familiar with from their past exam papers. Once again, there was huge choice and an abundance of time thanks to the exam modifications. Finally, A Thig Ná Orm had a nice question on Maidhc’s youth growing up in Kerry, his time at school and the mischief they got up to during his childhood! 

Well done to all students for the hard work during the year and best of luck in the remaining exams.