March, 1927, Sunday 6

Got over my ´flu providentially, and came to school only to find Dr. Scannell and 40 of the boys laid up with it. So work was deplorably slack during the week. Unfortunately the scare is over and everything is normal again. Got notice that music…

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March, 1927, Sunday 13

Worked hard all the week. Am growing more nervous as the dies fatalis [fateful day] is approaching. We were beaten again in a hurling-match. We are now so used to defeat that we took it quite stoically. But on the whole sporting of this kind…

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July, 1927, Sunday 3

Feel very weary after the year’s cramming. It leaves one hopelessly adrift. I had thought to end my troubles with the exams, but the latter being finished, new and vaguer ones have arisen. Slummed all the week, going to Horgans´ and a tennis party at…

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July, 1927, Sunday 24

Went again to Dunmanway on Sat. evening with Father Pat – to drive and keep house for him. The weather has not been good and has been too stormy to do much fishing. We have explored some of the coast to the east, particularly Reanie’s…

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September, 1927, Sunday 4

On Mám’s departure for London, I left for Dunmanway, having the day before been to Horgans´ where had an exciting [boating] row with Ivor and Joe. Brought many books to the country but didn’t do much. Spent most of the time swimming in the river…

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