June, 1926, Friday 18

Had better class to-day. There is a handball tournament now on, and my partner is ‘Greta’ Hunt. We too were to have played Dr. Scannell and Jack MacSwiney to-day but didn’t. Saw this year’s Leaving Cert. Honours History and Latin papers. They are not half…

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June, 1926, Saturday 19

Got up at 7, made my own breakfast, and was in school at 8.30. The handball tournament, however, I found was continued without me as I was not there last evening. Waited for History class, then dashed home, put on my white trousers and new…

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October, 1926, Sunday 31

The new feast day of the Kingship of Christ. Dr. Frend was present at dinner and there was most interesting conversation about the incredible English propaganda work during the war. Mám told us how Fr. Thomas, a distinguished Cork priest, went around the country giving…

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December, 1926, Saturday 4

First day back in school ‘mid a week’. Everything seemed strange, even my class-fellows, yet I enjoyed the old routine work again. I didn’t miss much, because I was able to do more at home than I would have done at school. – Páp was…

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