October, 1926, Friday 15

Went to 8 Mass and then to Retreat at 10. From 10-2 made Stations of the Cross, read life of St Aloysius, which I think a really sensible and inspiring book, and heard lectures. Made 7 good resolutions. Miss O’Brien was for dinner. An awkward…

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October, 1926, Monday 25

Yesterday evening Páp discussed about his going fortnightly to Bantry to teach there. The arrangements are now almost complete. It will mean about ₤200 a year extra and perhaps a holiday for all of us in Germany!!! – Dr. Scannell was in great humour to-day…

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December, 1926, Monday 6

Had great fun in school My class are a merry lot. Had to go to town for Páp, so got [number] 20 ‘Lands and Peoples’. – Poor Mám has had a terrible lot of excitement lately, in addition that Páp has been rather grumpy. So…

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December, 1926, Tuesday 21

Went to school from 9-10, then cycled home in time to drive away with Mám in a stylish Dodge saloon and still more stylish liveried chauffeur, to Bandon, where she is holding exams. I voyaged around town on arrival, having heard in his shop that…

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December, 1926, Thursday 30

Wrote long letters to Fr. Engelmann, and to Grossmutter [grandmother in Dachau] and went shopping with Mám. After dinner we carried the table out of the dining-room and prepared the room for about 20 people who came shortly afterwards for Mám’s repetition of her concert….

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