March, 1926, Wednesday 24

To-day we had Maths I from 9-11, and Maths II from 11.45-1.45. The papers were not so difficult, and I did 4 out of 8 right for Maths I, and 4½ out of 8 right for Maths II. That was not too bad considering I…

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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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April, 1926, Saturday 3

Was at my stamps for most of the morning. Then tried to finish my composition for Mammie to-morrow, but had to give it up as a bad job. When I stick at a thing too long my brains run dry. Mammie was at the Doctor…

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May, 1926, Saturday 1

I must read Gibson’s history of Cork when I have time. Dr. Scannell read extracts from it to-day which were very interesting. – It is funny how jokes run in cycles at school. A great joke runs for about 2 weeks, then it goes stale,…

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May, 1926, Thursday 27

Yesterday I saw in the paper long accounts about Abd El Krim being done for, but immediately underneath, that the fall of the franc had caused many different outbreaks among ruined Moroccan chiefs. But to-day it is in the paper that poor Abd El Krim…

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August, 1926, Thursday 5

Managed to get through some work this morning. After went out for messages and got 11 and 12 of ‘Lands and Peoples’. After, Mám and I went to the Pavilion for lunch, and had a very delicate meal of salmon and peach Melba. It was…

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August, 1926, Tuesday 10

Packed all the morning. A fine but windy day. The train to Youghal ran with a rain-cloud, so it was raining all the time, but stopped when we got to Youghal. Took a car to the ferry. Instead of the old rowing boat they had…

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August, 1926, Thursday 12

Was worse again this morning with biliousness. Had a lovely bathe in our cove. Miss O’Brien and I had a swimming race, and I won. After dinner it began to drizzle so we sat in the cave and read. Tide was too far out for…

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September, 1926, Monday 6

The last day of my hols! Well, I cannot grumble for I had very happy ones, and worked quite well too. This is also the end of my novena to St Aloysius and of my Masses. Did some gardening and read about India in ‘Lands…

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November, 1926, Monday 8

Dr. Donovan is now beginning German, and he gave Mám a few hints that it would be splendid for him if I could help him with it. I would love to, and would learn a great deal myself, besides being very much honoured, but he…

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