September, 1926, Sunday 26

To-day Fr. Pat is preaching on St. Finbarr over the great Saint’s grave at Gougane Barra, in Irish. – Sophia came to us before dinner. She just returned from hols at Northington. She has a fine time; every summer she goes at least as far…

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October, 1926, Monday 25

Yesterday evening Páp discussed about his going fortnightly to Bantry to teach there. The arrangements are now almost complete. It will mean about ₤200 a year extra and perhaps a holiday for all of us in Germany!!! – Dr. Scannell was in great humour to-day…

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November, 1926, Saturday 6

While playing with my new hurley, I got the ball in my face to-day. – Read in German something about ‘the man with the iron mask’. The story has a great fascination for me and I suppose for all boys. Dr. Scannell looked up the…

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November, 1926, Monday 8

Dr. Donovan is now beginning German, and he gave Mám a few hints that it would be splendid for him if I could help him with it. I would love to, and would learn a great deal myself, besides being very much honoured, but he…

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November, 1926, Tuesday 16

Great excitement in school about the match. Discovered that my knee, which I scratched a few days ago, had swollen a lot and was very sore, so got iodine put on it by the Reverend Mother. – Mám and I were astonished to get a…

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