April, 1926, Monday 12

Father Pat left for Rome with Fr. O’Brien yesterday and Mammie and Fräulein Engelmann went out in the Movercock steamer with them to meet the liner. They said it was a wonderful experience, the sea, very stormy and breezy, showing off the huge and majestic…

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April, 1926, Sunday 18

A telegram came at 3 last night saying that the liner was not coming in till 4 and Col. Brase expected us by the first train. You may be sure Mammie and I went, though I had scarcely an ex. done on account of the…

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May, 1926, Friday 14

We all left by 11.30 train for Queenstown. A beautiful day. To our dismay we learnt on arrival from Mr. Humbert, owner of States Hotel, that liner was not arriving till 9.30. After a long discussion we decided to wait and see it out, hiring…

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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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September, 1926, Wednesday 15

At last Páp is coming back from Germany. Mám and I went at 10 to the quays and stayed till we saw the ‘Killarney’ and then walked along waving to Páp whom we saw quite plainly. He is looking very well, though a bit thin….

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November, 1926, Saturday 6

While playing with my new hurley, I got the ball in my face to-day. – Read in German something about ‘the man with the iron mask’. The story has a great fascination for me and I suppose for all boys. Dr. Scannell looked up the…

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