February, 1926, Sunday 7

Finish my exercises early, and hurry down to Stockleys’. ((William P. Stockley (1859-1943), professor of English at University College Cork from 1905-1931. He was born in Dublin, studied at Trinity College with Douglas Hyde, taught at the universities of Ottawa and New Brunswick before returning…

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March, 1926, Monday 22

Found all the priests in bad form after their three days holidays during the exam. Not one of them had our papers corrected, and we were disgusted. Saw the matriculation English paper set by Professor Stockley. He gives very difficult and tricky questions. I hope…

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March, 1926, Saturday 27

Made out a plan of morning work for the holidays. I will do 2 hours school work, and 1½ hours piano every morning if I can. After breakfast (I get up at 8.30) I tidied up all my books and things in the dining-room, then…

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August, 1926, Monday 30

Read in paper that there was a great monarchist demonstration in Bavaria, and a reunion of all officers and veterans in the old regime. So lives monarchy in Bavaria! It must have been an inspiring sight to see the glorious uniforms and grandees of pre-war…

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December, 1926, Sunday 19

Sophia stayed with us last night. Not having been to bed till 2, we all slept out till 12 Mass at Cathedral. There was a wonderful practice for the Christmas celebrations – Schubert’s Mass which Páp is doing with 8 in band and over 80…

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