May, 1926, Sunday 30

Went to 8 o’clock Mass and Communion, because I have got an Irish exam to-day from 11-12, and I had to do some work for it. Scannie is a show for putting on exams. on Sundays and half-holidays. As luck would have it, we got…

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September, 1926, Wednesday 1

Got Mass by the skin of my teeth this morning. Bargained 14 more stamps off Brian! After dinner went off to Horgans’. Joe and I rowed up the river, landed and had a game with his new rugby football, then had a fine swim, diving…

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September, 1926, Thursday 9

Had a real day’s class to-day. I now see what a terrible fool I was not to go in for the Matric last year. The other fellows have 2 ¾ hours free in the day, while I am swotting maths, and 1 ½ would be…

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