May, 1927, Sunday 1

Back again, ‘with eyes like lead, accents uncertain.’ Got first in History, English, Latin and Maths and second in Irish, but I am not satisfied. It was by too small a margin in each case and in my English comp. I went down hopelessly, getting…

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May, 1927, Friday 6

8th Friday ((The 8th of the 9 First Fridays on which Aloys went to Mass before school. )) Actually forgot all about it with Páp’s concert in Bantry. Must begin all over again! Nothing like perseverance.

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May, 1927, Sunday 8

Sad dissolution of the I.W.S.! At a meeting the two fellows told me that one being a prefect and both seniors their conscience was smiting them at giving bad example. Accordingly I am now President, and will not let the Society down! I have luxurious…

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May, 1927, Sunday 15

School, meals, cram. Cram, school, meals. Meals, cram, school. Mám broadcast last evening from Dublin the Moonlight Sonata, and a Waltz and Scherzo by Chopin. Listened in at Mr. Corkery’s. The Moonlight did not come out very distinctly; it was spoiled by annoying atmospherics, but…

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May, 1927, Sunday 22

Col. Brase has been in Cork this week, and has done nothing but talk about himself. There’s a certain naiveté about him, and he can be very charming, despite his Prussian ruthlessness. To-day a tenor from London, Mr. Collison, who is singing at the Cork…

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