June, 1926, Tuesday 29

Went to 8 Mass again. As this has now become routine, I won’t mention it any more. Julia sent me a long letter with terrific cigarette-cards, and cuttings yesterday so I wrote her to-day. She is coming here on hols. in August. After dinner went…

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August, 1926, Wednesday 18

Back again! Slept out, so heard no Mass. – When I came home yesterday didn’t I find a basket of cigarette-cards and wonderful stamps waiting for me at Mrs. Brooks from poor Julia. She called and we were not there! I must go and see…

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August, 1926, Thursday 19

Slept out again, so got no Mass. Sorted out the stamps Julia gave me, and hadn’t I 34 fine fellows. After making breakfast, washing up, going to town for messages, we got the dinner ready. After Fr. Pat actually invited me up to Dunmanway for…

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September, 1926, Friday 3

First Friday Was furious with myself for sleeping out for 8, but went to 10 ten [mass] instead. No letter from Páp yet – it is extraordinary. Got a letter from Julia enclosing stamps sent her by a Belgian priest – 50 Hungarian and Belgian…

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October, 1926, Friday 1

1st Friday. Did some Latin, dashed to Mass and back, gobbled breakfast and ran to school, and in spite of all didn’t get my work done. – When I came home I got one of those curious fits where a thousand things are troubling me,…

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November, 1926, Tuesday 9

Was sent by Dr. Scannell on a message to Blarney Street schools. They look pretty dilapidated. These are in a part of Cork in which I never was before. As small as Cork is, I am sure I have not been through 2/3 of it….

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