February, 1926, Wednesday 10

Had lessons in Irish traditional singing from Father O’Flynn ((Father James Christopher O’Flynn (1881-1962), curate in Cork´s North Cathedral, founded the Cork Shakespearian Company in 1926, which from 1927 performed regularly at the Opera House and produced a series of renowned actors. Fr. O’Flynn developed…

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February, 1926, Sunday 21

Began the thirteen Sundays of successive Holy Communion. Tried to get all my lessons finished, but didn’t succeed. Arthur came up with Pattie after dinner and we had some fun. Pattie is charming, such a little ‘Miss’. After tea, Clarence Mangan, one of Mammie’s pupils,…

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February, 1926, Wednesday 24

Had some traditional singing from Father O’Flynn. The first air he sang for us was one played by harpers as they led the clans to battle. He imitated the twang of the harp-strings very well, and the air would rouse anyone to battle-fury. We were…

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March, 1926, Wednesday 17

St. Patrick’s day. Turned out rather unsettled, with showers, rather discouraging for many, as crowds were going to Dublin, Fräulein Engelmann and Irmah also. Heard Mass at 9.30, and then went to High Mass at Cathedral. Pembauer’s Mass was sung. It is a beautiful work,…

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