February, 1926, Monday 1

Great disgust on seeing criticism of concert. Absolutely rotten. While every trash gets the highest praise in the ‘Examiner’, this beautiful concert, and all really artistic performances, are shamefully ignored. Many resolutions of going to Germany as soon as possible, where good efforts of any…

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March, 1926, Thursday 11

Had great fun in school with Mr. Lenihan, commonly known as Dickie. Whenever he makes a joke, and they are generally very poor, we all stand up and salaam for about 5 minutes. It flatters rather than annoys him. Stayed again for final hurley-practice. Went…

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April, 1926, Tuesday 27

Saw critic [sic] of Mabel Dennis’ concert. No one, except Mrs. Horgan, is praised, and Mammie who, of course, stood out from the rest in her art as white stands out from black, is slurred over as usual. A year or two ago, that would…

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September, 1926, Tuesday 28

As all my class were on ceremonies in St. Finbarr’s to-day, there was no class, and I finished all my work in school. – Our hall and all the window sashes have just been nicely done up. – Miss Nolan and Mrs. Joyce Sullivan, Mám’s…

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