January, 1927, Sunday 2

Drove to the little village of Togler with Fr. Pat for Mass and Benediction. After had breakfast in a little room over the sacristy. Fr. Pat got a few sick calls on the way home, and we passed through the bleakest and stoniest mountain roads….

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March, 1927, Monday 28

Went to St. Ita’s ((St Ita’s was the school founded by Mary and Annie MacSwiney, which opened in September 1916 after Mary had lost her job in St. Angela’s school, having been arrested in class. Mary had taught the Swertz girls in the 1890s there,…

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September, 1927, Monday 26

Went to see ‘Metropolis’. Thought it wonderful. Had a fierce argument, with Mám on my side against Fr. Pat and Páp, who said it was unconnected and meaningless. We maintained that without the light and misplaced love-story which they declaimed against, the horror of endless…

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