June, 1926, Wednesday 2

To-day we had geom. from 9-11. It was a fierce paper, and I was in despair about it. I did 2½ out of 7 and only 1½ right! Well, it can’t be helped; I may make up for it in the other maths papers. There…

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September, 1926, Tuesday 14

Dr. Scannell had yet no news about my exams. My hair will turn grey if he doesn’t hurry up. In Dr. Dalton’s English class we read some of ‘Pritchard’s Essays of To-day’. Some of them are very fine. He gave us a comp. ‘Falling Leaves’,…

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September, 1926, Thursday 23

At Irish to-day it came to my turn to read. Dickie is bald, and seeing further on a description of baldness, and knowing I am too nervous to control my laughing, I tried every means to get it the next fellow’s turn to read, but…

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September, 1926, Friday 24

To my delight Dickie was in great humour to-day, and was exceptionally nice to me. He is very decent all the same. We are all looking forward to Crosshaven to-morrow! Had great fighting and fun all day at school. – My examination music is fine….

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October, 1926, Saturday 2

I can never get my work finished lately, and I am dissatisfied with that of it which I can get done. Must make new arrangements. Invited Markie for to-day and made great preparations, but he could stay only ½ hour after all my trouble. I…

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October, 1926, Sunday 17

Retreat was ended this morning with Mass by the reverend, beautiful old Bishop, ((The Bishop was Daniel Cohalan (1856-1952), who became Bishop of Cork in 1916. In 1950, aged 94, he finally agreed to allow a coadjutor bishop be appointed to assist him. Aloys Fleischmann…

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October, 1926, Tuesday 26

Had the misfortune to slide most peacefully into a big, muddy pool playing hurley at play to-day, and simply destroyed the short trousers of my new suit and my new pull-over. Spent half an hour mopping the mud off, but it was no use, and…

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December, 1926, Thursday 2

Another day at home. I am really getting fed up of not being at school, because I know that the whole time my class is proceeding and leaving me behind. Went on messages to Fr. McCarthy and Mr. Sherman to take over choir to-night, as…

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December, 1926, Sunday 5

Went to Stockleys’ for cups for to-day’s party. It was a lovely spin. Brought home the cups in a case, but on the way the handle broke and down plumped case, cups and all. ‘O what a fall was there, my countrymen!’ It filled my…

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