Leaving Cert Irish 2019 Prose Predictions
I think it’s safe to say that everyone thought ‘An Gnáthrud/ Seal i Neipeal’ was going to come up for the past 2/3 years. However, the fact that these stories have never come up before, there is a high probability that they will appear on the Leaving Cert Irish 2019 paper (each class will study one or the other since if they do come up you will get an option out of the two of them).
The other potential pros that may appear on the exam is Dís since it has only come up once and has not appeared on the paper since 2014. On top of this, it is highly unlikely that Cáca Milis/Lasair Choille or Hurlamaboc will come up in the Leaving Cert Irish 2019 exam since they appeared in the last two years respectively and they have both appeared on the exam twice now.
Leaving Cert Irish 2019 Poetry Predictions
Once again, predicting the poetry section of the exam can prove very difficult. Many students gamble on 1/2 specific poems coming up and then are left with no material studied on one other that actually does come up. However, if you are willing to focus your studies a bit more on ones more likely to come up on the paper, here is our advice.
Mo Ghrá-sa has not come up on the paper since 2013 and it has only ever came up once, so that is the most likely to appear on the Leaving Cert Irish 2019 exam in June. After this, Colscaradh (also only appeared once) has not come up since 2015 so would have to be the second most likely.
The chances of An Spailpín Fánach appearing on the paper are very small since it came up in 2018, but I feel a slight surprise appearance on the paper could be Géibheann. While it did come up in 2017, it has only appeared once so the examiner might try to catch you out by putting this on the exam. However, Mo Ghrá-sa and Colscaradh are the most likely.
Leaving Cert Irish 2019 Essay Predictions
Firstly, do not worry about this section. It is easier than you think to prepare two/ three essays that will almost certainly appear on the Leaving Cert Irish 2019 exam. I recommend to ignore the story section and just focus on the essay and debate section. Study the topics I advise and study a fair few debate phrases so that you can use them in a debate essay if you have learned a topic which comes up in this section. Topical issues around the world most likely come up.
They tend never to bring up titles two years in a row, so topics like climate change, music, irish language, Irish economy and social media (all came up in 2018) have little chance of coming up. One key essay I advise you to perfect is a ‘social problems’/’problems for young people’ essay. You can have pretty much the exact same essay for these two titles, with just a few alterations in the wording. Within this essay have a couple of paragraphs on about 7-10 problems in society.
You may have a problem or two in your ‘problems for young people’ essay and not in your social problems essay, or vice versa. These essays are the most important as paragraphs from the other essays you learn can be also in the them, so it saves the amount you have to learn. A title quite often comes up on these broad topics so they are vital to learn.
The health system (not come up since 2012) in Ireland is also likely to come in the Leaving Cert Irish 2019 paper. It is often in the news as there are many problems in the Irish Health system. On top of this, you can take a few paragraphs from your health system essay and put them into your social problems essay to lessen the bulk of content you must learn.
Technology (not come up since 2015) is constantly being discussed in the news today as it is changing our world drastically. Titles around its effect on society (there are positives and negatives), or improving new technologies may come up. Another example of a title could be ‘life online’. Once again, the problems in technology can be incorporated into your social problems essay.
The education system has come up every second year since 2013 so this could easily come up (also ties into the youth people essay).
Another potential topic may be refugees/immigration. It is also in the news a lot as more and more immigrants are fleeing their home countries. A final issue could be International Relations (& Donald Trump). Once again, both of these topics can be incorporated into your social problems essay so we are again minimising the load of Irish you must learn off.