July, 1926, Sunday 18

At 1 last night incessant fork-lightening began, and until 4 the rumblings of thunder began to increase till three distinct storms were raging. One frightful flash and peal was directly over our heads and we were sure we were done for. It is good to…

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July, 1926, Monday 19

Went to 8 Mass, and just after I went to my place after Holy Communion I felt myself very sick, and had to come out. I was walking up and down outside, quite dizzy and bilious when I got a glass of water from a…

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August, 1926, Monday 9

After Mass, cycled up to Fr. Willie. He couldn’t get the bag so gave me another. He and Fr. O’Flynn had great joking, and Fr. Christie said that if the Lord were calling him to come into heaven, Fr. Willie would ask him to wait…

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September, 1926, Friday 3

First Friday Was furious with myself for sleeping out for 8, but went to 10 ten [mass] instead. No letter from Páp yet – it is extraordinary. Got a letter from Julia enclosing stamps sent her by a Belgian priest – 50 Hungarian and Belgian…

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September, 1926, Tuesday 21

Dr. Scannell gave me the [Leaving Cert Music] programme to-day, and I was delighted to find that Mám and Páp thought I could go in for it. But it will be stiff work, and I was in terrible confusion all day arranging this and that,…

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