Institute of Education Study Notes

Monday, 17th June, 2019

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Irish Paper 2 (O): A fair paper overall, with one or two challenging areas


Comment/ analysis on Irish Paper 2 (Ordinary Level) from Clare Grealy, Irish teacher at The Institute of Education.

Overall a fair paper, but there were certain areas that might have caused some difficulties for students.

In the poetry section, the poem was An Spailpin Fanach. Many students would have had difficulty in one of the two mark questions, as the word uirlis (working tool) appeared, which many may not have understood.

One of the prose stories that featured was Dis, and this is widely considered to be one of the most difficult pieces. The questions asked however were straight forward.

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Clare Grealy

About Clare Grealy

Clare has over 20 years experience of teaching Irish to Higher level Leaving Cert students and has been teaching full time at The Institute of Education for the past 13 years. She has been a regular contributor and advisor to RTE 2 radio programmes in the lead up to the Leaving Cert exams.

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