Almost 3,900 young Kerry people are set to start the State examinations this morning.
2,006 students will sit the Leaving Certificate in Kerry schools, while 68 will take on the Leaving Cert Applied.
The Junior Certificate also gets underway today; 1,821 Kerry students will sit these exams.
120 thousand pupils are gearing up for the start of the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams.
Teachers Unions have reminded pupils to stay calm and focused, while remembering that the exams won’t define them.
Juliette Gash reports: