March, 1926, Wednesday 17

St. Patrick’s day. Turned out rather unsettled, with showers, rather discouraging for many, as crowds were going to Dublin, Fräulein Engelmann and Irmah also. Heard Mass at 9.30, and then went to High Mass at Cathedral. Pembauer’s Mass was sung. It is a beautiful work,…

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March, 1926, Monday 22

Found all the priests in bad form after their three days holidays during the exam. Not one of them had our papers corrected, and we were disgusted. Saw the matriculation English paper set by Professor Stockley. He gives very difficult and tricky questions. I hope…

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May, 1926, Sunday 2

11th Sunday of Holy Communion. Poor Pappie was worse again to-day. He could not go to 10 o’clock Mass, and took a taxi to 12. I had to go with him. He had terrible pain. I was in a muddle to-day, because Stockleys had invited…

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May, 1926, Monday 17

It is always a bit of a trial going back to school after a few days absence. They are all practising for sports with Fermoy next Sunday. The whole school will probably go to Fermoy. Yesterday my companion in the procession was an old Farran…

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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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