July, 1926, Thursday 1

Slept out after the racing and tearing and swimming of yesterday, and had to go to 10. This morning Páp began packing, so I could only get through music in the morning. First he couldn’t find a terribly important box of his and, like Uncle…

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July, 1926, Friday 2

1 First Friday. Actually slept out again, so first went to town to change my trousers, and to Foley’s to get no. 10 of ‘Lands and Peoples’ and then to 10 Mass. Afterwards brought my bike to be settled. Wore my new suit all day:…

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July, 1926, Saturday 3

Went to 9 Mass, and felt very self-conscious because I was the only one who went for Holy Communion. Left for Dripsey at 10 in great form. On the way I had a nice swim at Iniscarra. Came to Dripsey about 11.30. Dripsey Castle is…

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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, Monday 5

Went after Mass to Mr. Fielding, the President, about the Choral Society. Then to Mrs. Neeson’s home, to ask if we could get the boat in the evening, a brilliant idea (mine) as I didn’t know how on earth to amuse Betty whom I invited…

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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, Wednesday 7

Read last night a series of articles about Michael Collins in the ‘Examiner’. They come out twice a week. This general seems to have been a man of extraordinary energy, and wonderful mimicking powers. His escapes from the Black and Tans and the British soldiers…

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July, 1926, Thursday 8

Exit poor Queen Margherita II. Her rule is over and her dynasty deposed by a ‘revolution from above’. It is always horrible when someone who has been living with us for over a year goes. It is always a sharp break. Poor Margareth [sic] has…

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July, 1926, Friday 9

After work to-day I went at the garden. It is in a bad state. Had to go to the Honan Home, because I forgot my bike yesterday when we went to the pictures. Betty tried to keep me for tea, but I wouldn’t. On 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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