January to October

  • 1927, An Phoblacht, Gaelic League, Íosagán, January, Landscapes, MacSwiney, Fr. Patrick, Music, Outings, Pearse, Patrick Íosagán, Pleasant experiences, Reading, Stage prompter, View 1927 Index

    Imit annus novus! [Enter the new year] This year will probably be the most important of my life. ‘The tide,...

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  • 1927, Glengarriffe, January, Landscapes, MacLeod, Miss, MacSwiney, Fr. Patrick, Madge, Outings, Pleasant experiences, Reading, View 1927 Index

    Early in the morning, much to my delight, Fr. Pat decided to take me to Glengarriffe, so having called for...

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  • 1927, Films, Gizeh pyramid, Hadow, Sir William Henry, January, MacSwiney, Fr. Patrick, Music, Outings, O’Malley-Williams, Elsa née Swertz, Pleasant experiences, View 1927 Index

    Having finished school-work, decided on doing Hadow’s ‘Music’ for History Exam. and began it. Read a wonderful article on the...

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  • 1927, January, Lands and Peoples, Neeson, Geraldine and Seán, O’Brien, Sinéad, Reading, View 1927 Index

    Bought a fine new over-coat, and a long trousers for school-wear for myself. Had lunch at Neesons’,9 who are occupying...

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  • 1927, January, O’Malley-Williams, Arthur, Pleasant experiences

    Spent day in usual manner, studying, reading and shopping for myself. At 7.30, when I was just beginning to dress...

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  • 1927, Fleischmann, Aloys sen (Páp), January, Music, Pleasant experiences, Reading, View 1927 Index

    4th Friday12 Read Kipling’s ‘Stalky & Co’. It is a typically English school-boy story, but exceedingly humorous and witty, and...

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  • 1927, Betty, Dalton Fr., Examinations, Films, Hilser family, Horgan, Ivor and Joe, January, Nervousness, O’Brien, Sinéad, O’Sullivan, Prof. Elisabeth, Pleasant experiences, View 1927 Index

    [Written by mistake under Sunday 23] The first of the proscription lists! Finished up the hols with a pleasant ‘grub-and-wireless’...

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  • 1927, Coleridge-Taylor, Collins’ Barracks, Duff, Lieut. Arthur,, January, No. 2 Army Band, View 1927 Index

    [Written by mistake under Sunday 16] Had flu on Monday, and had to experience the squalid distress of remaining at...

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  • 1927, China, Family circumstances, Illnesses, January, Lands and Peoples, Reflections, Stamp collecting, View 1927 Index

    There was terrible misery again because I had to stay at home two days from school owing to ´flu, which...

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  • 1927, Cork Shakespearian Society, February, Films, Horace, O’Flynn, Fr. Christie, Pleasant experiences, Reflections, School, View 1927 Index

    Went to ‘The Last Days of Pompeii’ during the week, a fine, spectacular picture with wonderful scenery and Roman buildings,...

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  • 1927, February, Fleischmann, Tilly (Mám), Music, Neeson, Geraldine and Seán, Pepys´ Diary, Reflections, Scannell, Dr., School, View 1927 Index

    We are taking Geography for our exam. and Dr. Scannell19 has typed for us an exceedingly interesting account of the...

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  • 1927, Corkery, Daniel, February, Fleischmann, Tilly (Mám), Illnesses, Landscapes, Scannell, Dr., School, View 1927 Index

    Important events took place in school during the week. Dr. Scannell found his senior pass class intolerable, though indeed they...

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  • 1927, Cortot, Alfred, February, Fleischmann, Aloys sen (Páp), Hindenburg, Illnesses, London, Mitchel, John, Jail Journal, Music, Neeson, Geraldine and Seán, Newspaper cuttings inserted, View 1927 Index, World war I

    Had to leave school on Thursday owing to neuralgia and headache. The pain was unbearable, went to dentist who said...

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  • 1927, Horgan John J., March, Nervousness, Scannell, Dr., School, Sports, View 1927 Index

    Got over my ´flu providentially, and came to school only to find Dr. Scannell and 40 of the boys laid...

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  • 1927, Brase, Col. Fritz, Dalton Fr., MacSwiney, Fr. Patrick, Mangan, Joe, March, Mortifications, Music, Nervousness, Reading, School, Sports, View 1927 Index

    Worked hard all the week. Am growing more nervous as the dies fatalis [fateful day] is approaching. We were beaten...

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  • 1927, Cathedral choir, Fleischmann, Tilly (Mám), March, Nervousness, View 1927 Index

    As the band was unable to attend, St Patrick’s day service was performed with organ alone. The choir was singing...

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  • 1927, Examinations, March, Nervousness, View 1927 Index

    Having worked all yesterday and the morning, went down to try piano at Rochelle School to-day. I was horribly nervous....

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  • 1927, Examinations, Fleischmann, Tilly (Mám), Frend, Dr., Hilser, Elsie, Hilser, Mary, MacSwiney, Fr. Patrick, March, Nervousness, Pleasant experiences, View 1927 Index, Weaving, Mr. (Music examiner)

    Dies fatalis! [the fateful day] Just because I was caring for my form I soon was the possessor of a...

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  • 1927, Japanese sailor’s funeral, March, View 1927 Index

    Am ‘ar mo cúilín teamhrach’ [in the clover], as we would say in Irish now that I have the weight...

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  • 1927, MacSwiney sisters Mary and Annie, March, St Ita’s School, Stockley, Sophia, View 1927 Index

    Went to St. Ita’s25 plays in Fr. Matthew Hall. ‘Cinderella’ in Irish was the first item, and I never saw...

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  • 1927, Adams, Grayton, April, Depression, Fleischmann, Tilly (Mám), Horgan John J., Horgan, Mary, Illnesses, Mitchelstown caves, Music, O’Mahony, Eoin (‘Pope’), View 1927 Index

    Am working at harmony for 1½ hours daily instead of piano, which I practise only on Sundays and Wednesdays. The...

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  • 1927, April, Browning, Examinations, Keats, View 1927 Index

    On Tuesday swotted at History, Latin and English till my head ached, and till I was like Browning’s Grammarian with...

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  • 1927, April, Reflections, Stockley, Germaine, View 1927 Index

    Yesterday was the last [day] I could call myself 16. So ends a happy industrious year, happy in that I...

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  • 1927, April, Betty, Cathedral choir, Church-going, Fleischmann, Aloys sen (Páp), Holy Week, Music, O’Sullivan, Canon Michael, View 1927 Index

    Spent each morning at harmony, modulation, musical history (Scholl’s), Horace and Roman History, ‘Slighe an Eolais’ [The Paths of Knowledge],...

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  • 1927, April, Landscapes, MacSwiney, Fr. Patrick, Outings, Oysterhaven, View 1927 Index

    Went Easter Monday for a glorious picnic to Oysterhaven, near Kinsale, in Father [Pat]’s car. Have taken a charming cottage...

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  • 1927, April, Bryce, Mrs, Cork Broadcasting Station, Family circumstances, Fleischmann, Aloys sen (Páp), Fleischmann, Tilly (Mám), Garnish Island, Landscapes, MacSwiney, Fr. Patrick, Neeson, Geraldine and Seán, Outings, O’Brien, Fr. William, O’Brien, Sinéad, Reading, Shelley, View 1927 Index

    Sunday 2429 Had a fine week, and, what’s more important, swotted a lot. Have given up Carlyle as a bad...

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  • 1927, Examinations, Films, May, Pleasant experiences, Reading, View 1927 Index

    Back again, ‘with eyes like lead, accents uncertain.’ Got first in History, English, Latin and Maths and second in Irish,...

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  • 1927, Church-going, Fleischmann, Aloys sen (Páp), May, View 1927 Index

    8th Friday32 Actually forgot all about it with Páp’s concert in Bantry. Must begin all over again! Nothing like perseverance....

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  • 1927, Cork Shakespearian Society, Examinations, Madge, May, O’Flynn, Fr. Christie, Pleasant experiences, Stack, James, View 1927 Index

    Sad dissolution of the I.W.S.! At a meeting the two fellows told me that one being a prefect and both...

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  • 1927, Corkery, Daniel, Examinations, Fleischmann, Tilly (Mám), Illnesses, May, View 1927 Index

    School, meals, cram. Cram, school, meals. Meals, cram, school. Mám broadcast last evening from Dublin the Moonlight Sonata, and a...

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  • 1927, Cathedral choir, Collison, Mr (singer), Cork Broadcasting Station, Fleischmann, Aloys sen (Páp), May, View 1927 Index

    Col. Brase has been in Cork this week, and has done nothing but talk about himself. There’s a certain naiveté...

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  • 1927, Cork Broadcasting Station, Depression, Examinations, Fleischmann, Tilly (Mám), Horgan, Ivor and Joe, Illnesses, June, Nervousness, Oysterhaven, O’Sullivan, Prof. Elisabeth, Page-turning duties, Scannell, Dr., Scholarship application turned down, View 1927 Index

    Tandem, tandem libertas! [at last, at last freedom] The last six weeks are a blur of machine-like swotting unceasing, all...

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  • 1927, Depression, Horgan, Ivor and Joe, Illnesses, July, Landscapes, Music, Nervousness, Outings, O’Sullivan, Prof. Elisabeth, Pleasant experiences, Reading, Sports, View 1927 Index

    Feel very weary after the year’s cramming. It leaves one hopelessly adrift. I had thought to end my troubles with...

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  • 1927, Crowley, Anne, Fishing, July, Landscapes, MacSwiney, Fr. Patrick, Outings, Pleasant experiences, Reading, Reflections, View 1927 Index

    Am having a glorious time, but sadly neglecting studies, English reading especially. We have a boat to ourselves and go...

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  • 1927, Fishing, Fleischmann, Aloys sen (Páp), July, Landscapes, Music, Outings, Pleasant experiences, View 1927 Index

    Had a glorious week. Every evening we all went fishing, for Páp, who formerly inveighed against its cruelty, has turned...

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  • 1927, Driving, Fishing, Horgan, Ivor and Joe, July, Landscapes, MacSwiney, Fr. Patrick, Outings, Pleasant experiences, Quin, Patsy, Sports, View 1927 Index

    Went again to Dunmanway on Sat. evening with Father Pat – to drive and keep house for him. The weather...

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  • 1927, Betty, July, Landscapes, Music, Outings, Pleasant experiences, Reading, View 1927 Index

    Went on a wonderful picnic to Reanie’s Glen, or rather, Man of War Cove. Again a narrow ravine with an...

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  • 1927, August, Kinsale, Landscapes, Newspaper cuttings inserted, Outings, O’Brien, Fr. William, Pleasant experiences, Swertz, Hans Conrad (Grandfather), Swertz, Walburga (Grandmother 'Nannie'), View 1927 Index

    Went to Kinsale Regatta and saw some yacht racing. Explored the Dún Chionn tSáile, a wonderful fort, probably 300 or...

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  • 1927, August, Films, Lynch, Julia, Reading, View 1927 Index

    Julia41 was home from London on hols. so I took her to the pictures. The late Rudolph Valentino, of world-wide...

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  • 1927, August, Examinations, Horgan, Ivor and Joe, Lacaduv (Horgan residence), Music, Outings, Reading, Scannell, Dr., View 1927 Index

    Saw with a start in the paper that I got four firsts [in Ireland] in my exams: Latin, History, German,...

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  • 1927, August, Betty, Depression, Fleischmann, Aloys sen (Páp), Fleischmann, Tilly (Mám), Illnesses, London, Murphy, Natalie, Music, Swertz, Conrad Anton (Uncle Hans), View 1927 Index

    Stayed again at Horgans´ for a few days. Spent time in playing the pianola, reading on the piano and enjoying...

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  • 1927, MacSwiney, Fr. Patrick, Outings, Rabbit hunting, Reading, September, Sports, View 1927 Index

    On Mám’s departure for London, I left for Dunmanway, having the day before been to Horgans´ where had an exciting...

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  • 1927, September

    Finished ‘The Forerunner’. It is certainly the finest book I have read for it has opened to me the whole...

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  • 1927, Fleischmann, Aloys sen (Páp), Fleischmann, Tilly (Mám), London, September, View 1927 Index

    Found Mám at home with great news. Her stay in London was more than successful; she played so well at...

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  • 1927, Films, Murphy, Natalie, Reading, September, View 1927 Index

    Went to Murphys´ again. There’s nothing like good healthy exercise with pleasant companions and amid an atmosphere tinged with culture....

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  • 1927, Colthurst family, Films, Matric (university entrance exam.), Outings, O’Shaughnessy Castle, September, University College Cork, View 1927 Index

    Went up nervously to the University for Matric Maths. and took my seat amidst fellows who, if they be taken...

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  • 1927, Films, Fleischmann, Aloys sen (Páp), Foynes, MacSwiney, Fr. Patrick, September, Stockley, Sophia, View 1927 Index

    Went to see ‘Metropolis’. Thought it wonderful. Had a fierce argument, with Mám on my side against Fr. Pat and...

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  • 1927, Church-going, Costigan, Joseph, Lacy, Prof. St. John, Mortifications, Murphy, Canon Martin, Neeson, Geraldine and Seán, October, Outings, O’Rahilly, Prof. Alfred, Plans for the future, contradictory advice, Scannell, Dr., View 1927 Index

    Was sent for by Dr. Scannell to hurriedly get my photo taken and appeared in ‘Examiner’ some time after with...

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  • 1927, Depression, Illnesses, Nervousness, October, University College Cork, View 1927 Index

    A week of idleness and misery! Suddenly got the idea, one night when I could not sleep, that I was...

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