January, 1926, Sunday 31

Memorable day of big concert in Opera House. Programme consists of ‘Hail, Bright Abode’, ‘Fly, Singing Bird, Fly’ and ‘The Walpurgis Night’. Peter Dawson ((Peter Dawson (1882-1961) was a celebrated Australian baritone who lived in London.)) also sings two groups of songs. After Mass, Pappy…

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February, 1926, Sunday 28

Second Sunday of Holy Communion. This Sunday was the end of the women’s fortnight of the mission, and the Holy Communion lasted twenty minutes. I had a fine headache when I came home. ((At that time communicants were not allowed to eat or drink from…

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March, 1926, Saturday 27

Made out a plan of morning work for the holidays. I will do 2 hours school work, and 1½ hours piano every morning if I can. After breakfast (I get up at 8.30) I tidied up all my books and things in the dining-room, then…

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April, 1926, Thursday 1

Rose at 7 and went in Miss O’Brien’s taxi, who stayed with us last night, but on account of dizziness could not go to the service to the Cathedral. The ceremonies went off very well, though lasting 2½ hours. The choir sung the Kyrie and…

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April, 1926, Sunday 4

A fine day for Easter Sunday, though I feared it would be rainy, I could not imagine it wet. Went to 9 Mass. Seventh Sunday of Holy Communion. Got some lovely eggs from Mammie and Nannie, and had a fine feed after breakfast. I can’t…

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May, 1926, Tuesday 4

Pappie had terrible pain this morning, so much so that when Dr. Donovan cauterised his leg, he could bear that far more easily than the pain. When I came back from school, he said he was comparatively in heaven, as the pain was almost gone….

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June, 1926, Sunday 13

Went to 9 Mass and Communion. Poor Mám had terrible neuritis all night and during the morning, but after taking 3 aspirins the pain left her head, and she was able to get up at 1. – My bike actually held. I am delighted with…

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August, 1926, Tuesday 3

Went to Mass, and immediately after we started packing. We left at 11.30. Though we were only 3 weeks in Cappoquin, we had grown accustomed to it and even began to like it, so I was rather lonely leaving. Cappoquin will still continue its simple…

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August, 1926, Sunday 8

Got all my work done in the morning. Nannie came for dinner and Miss O’Brien was expected, but didn’t turn up, and Mám was very disappointed as we had a lovely dinner prepared especially a new apple-pudding. Afterwards she came and all the plans were…

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August, 1926, Tuesday 10

Packed all the morning. A fine but windy day. The train to Youghal ran with a rain-cloud, so it was raining all the time, but stopped when we got to Youghal. Took a car to the ferry. Instead of the old rowing boat they had…

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