A total of seven thousand students will begin their state exams in schools across Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal tomorrow.
In County Sligo, 800 students will sit the junior certificate, with a similar number taking the leaving certificate.
In County Leitrim, 500 junior certificate students will sit their first state exams while a matching number of leaving certificate students will sit their exams in schools across the county.
While in County Donegal, there are 2,400 junior certificate candidates and 2,200 leaving certificate students.
Nationally, a total of 119,000 students will sit exams over the next few weeks.
Paul Keogh, Principal at Summerhill College in Sligo had this advice for students: