February, 1926, Saturday 13

At last the day has arrived! I hurried home as quickly as I could, and got everything ready. Margaret [the housekeeper] refused point-blank to polish my shoes, so I left rather ill-humoured, but this soon wore off when I arrived. I was the first to…

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April, 1926, Saturday 17

Colonel Brase came to us to-day at 4. He is calling at Cork on his way to Germany, via the ‘Thuringia’ liner to Cherbourg. I was not there for tea with him, however, as I went to Hilser’s party after dinner, having first got Confession….

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August, 1926, Sunday 15

A great crowd of people stayed here last night, and one gentleman, Mr. Dee, sleeping near us with four others, kicked up a terrible row all night. He is evidently a bit ‘blithers’. It was a wet, misty morning. We went to 12 Mass at…

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December, 1926, Wednesday 8

Holiday of obligation – no school. Worked till 2 and then rushed to concert. It was a great success. There were much more people there than at poor Mám’s recital, and mostly the ‘snobocracy’. Miss Eileen Price sang some English songs and then some by…

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December, 1926, Saturday 18

Likewise got first in Latin with 315/400. Second ‘Cha’ Connor with 210/400. But our Latin papers and also our English are kept to be examined by the Inspectors and this arrangement is especially displeasing to me. – The second day of the Bazaar was much…

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