The Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams started last week. I was travelling to Wexford that first morning and the sun was shining brilliantly.

The exams resonate with me through the people I know sitting them. Jessica, Tim’s niece, is doing the Leaving Cert, as is my nephew, Conor. I’m thinking of them as I go. I was also thinking of Meghan starting her Junior Cert.