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LEAVING CERT HISTORY STUDENT WRITES ABOUT EAST & WEST CLARE INSTEAD OF EAST & WEST GERMANY
June 9, 2016
A traditional Irish musician sitting their Leaving Certificate has accidentally written about the history of Irish music in East and West Clare instead of the rise of East and West Germany in his History exam.
The teen, who has been studying for months for the exam, only realised his inexplicable mistake when discussing the exam with his friends who told him they had written about an Eastern Marxist-Lenin dictatorship compared to his Canny-Crehan one.
Upon his realisation the teen attempted to re-enter the exam hall, only to be restrained by security and led away while shouting, "IT'S NOT WILLIE CLANCY!!! IT'S NOT WILLIE CLANCY!"
The examinations officer told us: "It was quite an extraordinary scene. But he has to take responsibility for himself. Clearly he had music on the brain, what with it coming into the summer and all with the festivals starting up."
"He was obviously more interested in Miltown Malbay than he was in Berlin. Sure he wrote 'Friels Pub' as the answer to the question, 'What became the capitol of West Germany?' Just so you know, it wasn't Friels."
He went on to say that the teen clearly did not realise that 'Martin Hayes' was not an appropriate answer to the question 'In what year was the fall of the Berlin Wall?'.