April, 1927, Monday 18

Spent each morning at harmony, modulation, musical history (Scholl’s), Horace and Roman History, ‘Slighe an Eolais’ [The Paths of Knowledge], ‘Aigne an Ghaedhil’ ((The title of the book is actually Eagna an Ghaedhil, The Wisdom of the Irish, by Cormac Ó Cadhlaigh. It is a…

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May, 1927, Friday 6

8th Friday ((The 8th of the 9 First Fridays on which Aloys went to Mass before school. )) Actually forgot all about it with Páp’s concert in Bantry. Must begin all over again! Nothing like perseverance.

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October, 1927, Sunday 2

Was sent for by Dr. Scannell to hurriedly get my photo taken and appeared in ‘Examiner’ some time after with a scholarship-senior, Costigan. It was a hideous likeness, much to my mortification. Then he had the kindness to take us for a day and a…

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March, 1926, Monday 8

Found Dr. Scannell and the boys very good-humoured in spite of big defeat. Dr. Scannell especially is very cheery, and is going to give the boys extra cakes from Thompson’s for tea. Went to the St. Thomas Aquinas Mass at the St Mary’s, Pope’s Quay,…

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May, 1926, Sunday 16

Made the 13 Sundays! I must next make the 9 Fridays. – After the drops of yesterday, my eyes are still bleared and the pupils very big. I tried to do some work to keep pace with the fellows in school, but once I am…

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