April, 1926, Thursday 1

Rose at 7 and went in Miss O’Brien’s taxi, who stayed with us last night, but on account of dizziness could not go to the service to the Cathedral. The ceremonies went off very well, though lasting 2½ hours. The choir sung the Kyrie and…

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April, 1926, Friday 2

A beautiful morning for Good Friday, rather unsuitable however for such a sorrowful feast; but the latter seemed to throw a note of sadness of the glory of the sun. We saw the whole of the ceremonies, which were very beautiful. The Turba was wonderful,…

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April, 1926, Saturday 3

Was at my stamps for most of the morning. Then tried to finish my composition for Mammie to-morrow, but had to give it up as a bad job. When I stick at a thing too long my brains run dry. Mammie was at the Doctor…

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April, 1926, Sunday 4

A fine day for Easter Sunday, though I feared it would be rainy, I could not imagine it wet. Went to 9 Mass. Seventh Sunday of Holy Communion. Got some lovely eggs from Mammie and Nannie, and had a fine feed after breakfast. I can’t…

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April, 1926, Monday 5

Off to Castlelack! A glorious morning for the occasion. Came by 10 o’clock train, and Mr. MacDonnell was kind enough to meet me at the station with the car. Mrs. MacDonnell, Lola, Diarmuid, Cáitín and Liam are all splendid, and in the best of spirits….

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April, 1926, Tuesday 6

Slept splendidly, though we talked about jugglers and Indian magicians till a late hour last night. After breakfast went up to lake to bail out the ‘Tub’. Having done so I took a spin round with only one rowlock, and explored the four corners of…

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April, 1926, Wednesday 7

Went to town with Mr. MacDonnell in the car, and drove home myself. I had a fine spin. Mickie, the carpenter, and all of us went to the lake after dinner to fix up the moorings of the ‘Úna’. It took us three hours to…

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April, 1926, Thursday 8

Spent all the day with the children in gathering corked bottles for buoys on the lake. After dinner I went up alone to do some work, but owing to the high wind, and the roughness of the lake, could do nothing. Mrs. MacDonnell went to…

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April, 1926, Friday 9

Went to Bandon in the car with Mr. MacDonnell, and stayed in the shop with him till dinner-time. In the meantime I counted the office money, answered telephone-calls; read ‘Progress’, a very interesting magazine, edited by the Lever Bros, complacent British soap-magnates whose dealing extends…

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April, 1926, Saturday 10

Drove Mr. MacDonnell and Mickie the driver to town about three miles from Castlelack. Went to Confession, and then drove home again with Mickie. The latter is awfully good, and every time I go in the car with him, he lets me drive and gives…

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