March, 1926, Monday 8

Found Dr. Scannell and the boys very good-humoured in spite of big defeat. Dr. Scannell especially is very cheery, and is going to give the boys extra cakes from Thompson’s for tea. Went to the St. Thomas Aquinas Mass at the St Mary’s, Pope’s Quay,…

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May, 1926, Wednesday 26

To-day we had to have Hamlet’s speech to the players off for Fr. O’Flynn, but I went over it so many times but when I got up to say it, being nervous, I forgot it all, and was disgraced. I can never exert will-power in…

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August, 1926, Wednesday 4

Went to Mass, brought up Mám’s breakfast ((Tilly Fleischmann always had breakfast in bed, as Hildegard Schaehle noted with astonishment in her diary during her visit to Cork in 1950.)), helped her in washing up, and then started off answering the heap of correspondence awaiting…

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August, 1926, Tuesday 17

Our last day here. After breakfast Mám and I met for a swim, but Miss O’Brien didn’t. The waves were even higher than before, and we were simply thrown around on the stones. I had lunch at 1, then took my bag and parcel of…

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