August, 1926, Sunday 1

After breakfast finished ‘Samson Agonistes’, worked at stamps and read. At 1 went for a swim. The tide was fully in, and a gentleman who had just come out gave me a few tips about diving. I am much better at it now. Had a…

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August, 1926, Monday 2

Only did Arith. and Geom. this morning. I will ‘slum’ now till we get back to Cork. We went dutifully to see the rabbits at 11, meeting Miss Marcelle on the way. She is a very nice and affable poor thing. The Angora rabbits she…

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August, 1926, Tuesday 3

Went to Mass, and immediately after we started packing. We left at 11.30. Though we were only 3 weeks in Cappoquin, we had grown accustomed to it and even began to like it, so I was rather lonely leaving. Cappoquin will still continue its simple…

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August, 1926, Wednesday 4

Went to Mass, brought up Mám’s breakfast ((Tilly Fleischmann always had breakfast in bed, as Hildegard Schaehle noted with astonishment in her diary during her visit to Cork in 1950.)), helped her in washing up, and then started off answering the heap of correspondence awaiting…

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August, 1926, Thursday 5

Managed to get through some work this morning. After went out for messages and got 11 and 12 of ‘Lands and Peoples’. After, Mám and I went to the Pavilion for lunch, and had a very delicate meal of salmon and peach Melba. It was…

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August, 1926, Friday 6

2nd First Friday. I forgot all about this First Friday, so I will have to start again. – The creamery is surprisingly go-ahead and clean, and I spent most of the morning watching the long queue of milk carts awaiting their turn to pour into…

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August, 1926, Saturday 7

Went up to the lake again this morning. It is a beautiful spot, and I always feel fresh again when I see the long sheet of water stretched out before me, bordered with pine-trees. I had 3 fine swims in the lake, one the first…

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August, 1926, Sunday 8

Got all my work done in the morning. Nannie came for dinner and Miss O’Brien was expected, but didn’t turn up, and Mám was very disappointed as we had a lovely dinner prepared especially a new apple-pudding. Afterwards she came and all the plans were…

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August, 1926, Monday 9

After Mass, cycled up to Fr. Willie. He couldn’t get the bag so gave me another. He and Fr. O’Flynn had great joking, and Fr. Christie said that if the Lord were calling him to come into heaven, Fr. Willie would ask him to wait…

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August, 1926, Tuesday 10

Packed all the morning. A fine but windy day. The train to Youghal ran with a rain-cloud, so it was raining all the time, but stopped when we got to Youghal. Took a car to the ferry. Instead of the old rowing boat they had…

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