May, 1926, Thursday 27

Yesterday I saw in the paper long accounts about Abd El Krim being done for, but immediately underneath, that the fall of the franc had caused many different outbreaks among ruined Moroccan chiefs. But to-day it is in the paper that poor Abd El Krim…

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June, 1926, Tuesday 15

Last evening I went in Fr. Pat’s car out to Wilton. It was a beautiful drive. – To-day the first Intermediate Exam., Greek, was on. I pitied the poor Middle Grade fellows, because the desks in the corridors, the awe-inspiring placard on the door, and…

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June, 1926, Tuesday 22

Went to 8 Mass again. Found a paper had come from poor Julia. She said it might be of use to Páp. It was ‘Le Matin’! She thought it was a German paper; it was very good of her. – A month ago I proposed…

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June, 1926, Thursday 24

Was scarcely able to stand this morning after yesterday. The last day! Must here give the names of my class, for we will not all be together ever again. First there is John Cottrell, alias Fannie, alias Bidebau, 6 ft 2, a really good-natured fellow,…

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September, 1926, Monday 20

Dr. Dalton explained to us to-day the origins of ‘Dramatis personae’. The old Greek actors used to wear masks whose mouths were in the shape of a small megaphone, and through these they spoke in order to be heard by everyone in the open arena….

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October, 1926, Sunday 10

When I have least to do, then I take the longest time to do it. Yet I had a lot of free time to-day. Dr. Frend, a young Hungarian, studied in Vienna, and who is eminent as a doctor, was for tea. His English is…

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October, 1926, Thursday 21

We spent all Latin and Maths class to-day writing out for Fr. Wesley, the Bishop’s Secretary, corrections to an Episcopal letter. – Got a cardigan. – I am getting very stylish. Also got examination music. Went to choir practice. Only an improvement of 10 since…

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October, 1926, Saturday 23

Dr. Scannell gave me 3 fine overprinted Maltese stamps to-day. He and Fr. Dalton made up a ballad of about 20 verses for the match which is coming off to-morrow between Cork and Kilkenny. They are real babies. Dr. Scannell is going up to Dublin…

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October, 1926, Monday 25

Yesterday evening Páp discussed about his going fortnightly to Bantry to teach there. The arrangements are now almost complete. It will mean about ₤200 a year extra and perhaps a holiday for all of us in Germany!!! – Dr. Scannell was in great humour to-day…

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October, 1926, Wednesday 27

Had a great argument with Charlie O’Connor and some other fellows about Bavaria. Told them about the great kings, King Ludwig II, and the wonderful ceremonies of church and state. Ventured to make a comparison with Ireland and got my head chopped off. They certainly…

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