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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May, 1926, Sunday 23

After Mass and Communion, in which I learnt origin of ‘White Sunday’, being last day for catechumans who were baptised to wear their white clothes, I went off to Castlelack in great spirits, but leaving poor Mam and Pap at home. Sophie and Irmah and…

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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 22

Drove to Balnacaraige with Fr. Pat for Mass and Communion. Hung around, read and did no work until after lunch. Fr. Pat, Denis and myself started off for the Cotton Mills, Mount Pleasant, Newcestown, Bandon, whither we were invited to see Fr. O’Flynn’s Shakespearian Company…

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