February, 1926, Tuesday 9

On hearing from me that I was going to [be] vaccinated, the boys in school told me terrible stories about the torture and agony I should have to undergo from the doctor’s knife. Accordingly it was with great misgivings that I got off early at…

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February, 1926, Thursday 25

Could not go to the practice of the Choral Society as I had to do some messages in town for Mammie’s concert. Every second shop in town has her window-card in the front. It is really a shame that after such a splendid and successful…

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February, 1926, Saturday 27

I often think of my holidays in Dublin two years ago. Dublin is a really bright cheery town, a contrast to Cork in every way. The proximity of the sea has a bracing effect on the whole atmosphere. There are some lovely stretches of strand…

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February, 1926, Sunday 28

Second Sunday of Holy Communion. This Sunday was the end of the women’s fortnight of the mission, and the Holy Communion lasted twenty minutes. I had a fine headache when I came home. ((At that time communicants were not allowed to eat or drink from…

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March, 1926, Tuesday 9

Stayed again for a hurley-practice after dinner. The boys are very hospitable, and I got a room to tog out, jersey, knickers, and a fine hurley without the least trouble. Hurley is splendid exercise, and the few days of practice I have had has taken…

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March, 1926, Thursday 18

Felt pretty lonely, because Mammie has gone to Dunmanway for a few days, ((Tilly Fleischmann was visiting Father Pat MacSwiney, chaplain in Dunmanway.)) and the house is very solitary. Heard at school for the first time that the exams are coming off on Friday and…

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March, 1926, Tuesday 30

Was at lessons, piano and violin all the morning. I am getting on splendidly at my stamps now. My new album gives me real pleasure. – The injections did not improve my cold much which continued the same way till Sunday, when after eating two…

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May, 1926, Saturday 8

I hope that Fräulein Engelmann will get that position. In that case she would not leave after summer, as she intended, which would be a great boon to us all. – Had no German to-day, got home earlier, and found Pappie up, and very well…

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May, 1926, Wednesday 12

I am a firm believer of reaction and reaction and reaction. If I am in a grumpy mood, as often happens, I don’t mind it so much for I know that I’ll swing over to the opposite extreme in a few hours. School-work is the…

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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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