March, 1926, Wednesday 17

St. Patrick’s day. Turned out rather unsettled, with showers, rather discouraging for many, as crowds were going to Dublin, Fräulein Engelmann and Irmah also. Heard Mass at 9.30, and then went to High Mass at Cathedral. Pembauer’s Mass was sung. It is a beautiful work,…

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April, 1926, Monday 5

Off to Castlelack! A glorious morning for the occasion. Came by 10 o’clock train, and Mr. MacDonnell was kind enough to meet me at the station with the car. Mrs. MacDonnell, Lola, Diarmuid, Cáitín and Liam are all splendid, and in the best of spirits….

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April, 1926, Tuesday 6

Slept splendidly, though we talked about jugglers and Indian magicians till a late hour last night. After breakfast went up to lake to bail out the ‘Tub’. Having done so I took a spin round with only one rowlock, and explored the four corners of…

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April, 1926, Wednesday 7

Went to town with Mr. MacDonnell in the car, and drove home myself. I had a fine spin. Mickie, the carpenter, and all of us went to the lake after dinner to fix up the moorings of the ‘Úna’. It took us three hours to…

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April, 1926, Thursday 8

Spent all the day with the children in gathering corked bottles for buoys on the lake. After dinner I went up alone to do some work, but owing to the high wind, and the roughness of the lake, could do nothing. Mrs. MacDonnell went to…

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April, 1926, Friday 9

Went to Bandon in the car with Mr. MacDonnell, and stayed in the shop with him till dinner-time. In the meantime I counted the office money, answered telephone-calls; read ‘Progress’, a very interesting magazine, edited by the Lever Bros, complacent British soap-magnates whose dealing extends…

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April, 1926, Saturday 10

Drove Mr. MacDonnell and Mickie the driver to town about three miles from Castlelack. Went to Confession, and then drove home again with Mickie. The latter is awfully good, and every time I go in the car with him, he lets me drive and gives…

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April, 1926, Sunday 11

Went to 7.30 Mass at the convent in Bandon, but got a puncture on the way, and came only just in time for Holy Communion. So had to go to 12 Mass again. I drove them all in, but Mickie got nervous in case I…

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May, 1926, Sunday 23

After Mass and Communion, in which I learnt origin of ‘White Sunday’, being last day for catechumans who were baptised to wear their white clothes, I went off to Castlelack in great spirits, but leaving poor Mam and Pap at home. Sophie and Irmah and…

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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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