February, 1926, Saturday 20

Had some fun at school, but was unfortunate enough to run against Fr. Dalton as I was turning a corner of the corridor and knocked him against the wall. He was very nice about it. I am getting into a lot of bad scrapes lately….

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March, 1926, Tuesday 2

The rumour that we won the match is true. At the lodge the gardener, grinning from ear to ear, told us that at about 10.30 on Wednesday [Monday] night the team came back from Fermoy; and sang and whistled and played mouth-organs all the way…

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April, 1926, Thursday 15

Read in the paper this morning that there will be a cessation of hostilities on to-morrow between Abd El Krim and the French and Spanish. The French are all talk about the heavy terms they will impose, but it is significant that they are sending…

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April, 1926, Friday 30

Had a discussion to-day about Bernard Shaw’s play ‘St. Joan’ which is coming next week. Dr. Scannell told us several interesting things about it, amongst them that Shaw wrote some of his play while staying at Parknasilla and Glengariffe and that he got the Catholic…

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May, 1926, Sunday 16

Made the 13 Sundays! I must next make the 9 Fridays. – After the drops of yesterday, my eyes are still bleared and the pupils very big. I tried to do some work to keep pace with the fellows in school, but once I am…

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May, 1926, Tuesday 25

Back to school again! But work has its attractions also. – When I was home last night, nobody was at home, as Mam was at ‘Fannie’s First Play’ by Bernard Shaw, which she said was very clever, and very common. She told me a killing…

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May, 1926, Thursday 27

Yesterday I saw in the paper long accounts about Abd El Krim being done for, but immediately underneath, that the fall of the franc had caused many different outbreaks among ruined Moroccan chiefs. But to-day it is in the paper that poor Abd El Krim…

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May, 1926, Friday 28

Newspaper cutting pasted in: photograph of Abd El Krim with heading ‘Surrender of Riff Leader: Abd El Krim, who has surrendered to the French troops’ Yesterday Mam went to see Mrs. Horgan and her baby. The latter is sweet. Mrs. Horgan said I must come…

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June, 1926, Tuesday 1

This morning I had German from 9-11. I got last year’s Senior Intermediate [exam. paper]. The comp. was hard in its vagueness: outstanding men in literature and history, but the trans. at sight wasn’t too bad, the last piece being very beautiful. From 12-2 we…

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June, 1926, Friday 4

Wanted to make 9 1st Fridays, but Mám won’t let me begin now, as I am in bad health, according to her. – Yesterday I got no 8 of ‘Lands and Peoples’. It is very interesting on China and Manchuria. Nos. 7 and 9 are…

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