June, 1926, Friday 25

I never got my Latin or Geometry marks, so I must do without them. Found yesterday that this term’s composition exercise [book] of mine is lost. This annoyed me terribly because I am keeping all my comps. since 5th grade. To-day I began work, having…

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June, 1926, Wednesday 30

After getting through some of my work to-day, ‘scidaddled’ off to Horgans. Found Ivor and Joe with a new air-gun that Mr. Horgan gave them, which they were taking to pieces, of course. Went out in boat after dinner, and were fooling about, when Ivor…

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July, 1926, Sunday 4

Worked all the morning. Fr. Engelmann and Miss O’Brien are for dinner. It is the last time Fr. Engelmann will be in this house – she is leaving on July 12th and will be in Dunquin with Miss O’Brien from to-morrow till then. We all…

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July, 1926, Tuesday 6

The exams are over at the School of Music now. Robert O’Dwyer examined piano, who gave lessons to the shivering pupils in harmony and theory instead of giving them marks. He only wrote a report about each of them. Miss Barker will probably give the…

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July, 1926, Saturday 10

Fr. Pat came this morning for an hour before returning to Dunmanway after the retreat. He is going to motor us to Cappoquin on Monday, and stay with us till Wednesday! Took a message to Mrs. Neeson about Cappoquin, and then cycled to Horgans’. Had…

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November, 1926, Tuesday 9

Was sent by Dr. Scannell on a message to Blarney Street schools. They look pretty dilapidated. These are in a part of Cork in which I never was before. As small as Cork is, I am sure I have not been through 2/3 of it….

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December, 1926, Thursday 23

Spent the whole morning in packing presents. Gave Sophie a fine blouse, Arthur a torch, Ivor and Joe a designoscope, Julia another torch etc. etc. Brought Stockleys’ presents to Woodside. Sophia gave me mine, presumably a small book and which, from past experience I know…

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