October, 1926, Sunday 10

When I have least to do, then I take the longest time to do it. Yet I had a lot of free time to-day. Dr. Frend, a young Hungarian, studied in Vienna, and who is eminent as a doctor, was for tea. His English is…

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October, 1926, Sunday 17

Retreat was ended this morning with Mass by the reverend, beautiful old Bishop, ((The Bishop was Daniel Cohalan (1856-1952), who became Bishop of Cork in 1916. In 1950, aged 94, he finally agreed to allow a coadjutor bishop be appointed to assist him. Aloys Fleischmann…

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October, 1926, Sunday 24

The children at the 10 o’clock Mass to-day in St. Patrick’s sang very sweetly. Every Sunday morning I have a terrible headache, which destroy my reading or stamp-arranging I may do during the day. The church and then working till 1 or 2 probably give…

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October, 1926, Saturday 30

Great day of match with North Monastery. Got a half-day, did some work, and walked to match. My place, left wing forward, was ably filled by Paddie Sullivan. I was delighted I was not put on the team as I would only have made a…

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October, 1926, Sunday 31

The new feast day of the Kingship of Christ. Dr. Frend was present at dinner and there was most interesting conversation about the incredible English propaganda work during the war. Mám told us how Fr. Thomas, a distinguished Cork priest, went around the country giving…

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November, 1926, Sunday 7

Worked till dinner. Mám had an at-home this evening. Mrs. Stockley and Sophia, Fr. MacCarthy, Dr. and Mrs. Donovan, Dr. Frend, Miss O’Brien came. I must say it was rather boring. There was no interesting conversation, and there was the mighty Sophia and I had…

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November, 1926, Sunday 14

There was a terrible thunderstorm last night, similar to that of a few nights ago. Thank goodness, I slept right through it. But poor Mám didn’t sleep a wink. These two thunderstorms have been accompanied by world earthquakes! Worked, wrote letter to Julia, and went…

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