March, 1926, Wednesday 3

When class was finished to-day at 12 o’clock, we had a practice-match with the North Monastery in their field for the under-17 years league. Though hurley is a good game, it is a dangerous one, and when hulks of fellows get cross, and begin to…

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April, 1926, Wednesday 21

Boys in school to-day got hold of my diary, and were teasing me for about two hours, but they were decent enough to give it back to me then without reading it. Went to Markie, and accompanied him a bit out the country, he on…

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June, 1926, Monday 14

The school seemed deserted to-day because all the lower classes, who have no exams, went home on Sat. Scannie seems in great humour. He told us at English an extraordinary story how a certain Detective MacNamara on Sat. asked leave from him to search the…

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September, 1926, Thursday 2

Heard Mám playing for the first time Schumann’s Sonata in G. It is a glorious work. It and Chopin’s Valse in A haunt me all day and put a sort of colour into my work, which is, I am afraid, rather bad for my concentration….

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