April, 1927, Tuesday 19

Went Easter Monday for a glorious picnic to Oysterhaven, near Kinsale, in Father [Pat]’s car. Have taken a charming cottage there for July. It is lonely, has wonderful scenery around and we will have a boat, so I am looking forward to a retired, happy…

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June, 1927, Friday 24

Tandem, tandem libertas! [at last, at last freedom] The last six weeks are a blur of machine-like swotting unceasing, all working up to a great climax. The Sunday before my exams. turned over for Mám at broadcasting station. She played Debussy’s ‘Jardins sous la pluie’…

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