April, 1926, Thursday 22

The census is at present being taken. I wonder what the result will show, that Ireland is going backwards or forwards. ‘Queen Margherita’ refused point blank to give her age so the Civic Guard when he calls will have a nice job in coaxing it…

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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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August, 1926, Tuesday 24

Read in paper that there is another revolution in Greece, and General Pangalos has been kicked out by another general. Always disturbances in the Balkan Peninsula. The Census results of Free State have been published. Population of Ireland has decreased from 4,390,000 of 1911 to…

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