Monday, March 10, 2008

gay byrne & leaving cert history

i heard a former senator on the radio the other day stating that the road safety authority needs a more with it ( my italics ) head honcho. he backed it up by saying that of a straw poll of twenty 15-24 year olds of his acquaintance, only a handful had even heard of him.

which lead me to wonder if anyone is doing history for the leaving cert anymore since gaybo's part in the modernisation of ireland in the 60's was covered on the syllabus when i was a lad. who could ever forget the frisson of excitement that went around a class of naive 16/17 year olds ( or maybe that was just me ) when the teacher had to relate the bishop and the nightie tale and dutifully used the "n" word!

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