“I had to go to the Club in the evening to a meeting about the new register, & was told off to visit sympathisers along Newtown Rd and get names of everyone in their houses who should have a vote.”
NLI Call Number: MS, 3582/35
NLI Catalogue Link can be found here
Date Range of Diary: 29th October 1918 – 11th September 1919
WEEK 80: 21st – 22nd May 1919
Wednesday 20th 21st. – We went to Woodstown in the motor in the afternoon. The house was full of painters and there was an electric bell & a motor garage (the end knocked out of the out house on the right & a big door put in) & the rooms were being distempered. One had to have a new ceiling. Tom King was there, managing everything. Whatever he can’t do himself, such as scrubbing down the house after the painting etc, he can find someone to do. Tom & D. propose to spend June there; it didn’t look as if it would be ready.
Thursday 22nd. – I took Louis out in the perambulator to visit R. Butler a.d., and nearly killed him on the way back; I went across the road to post a letter, leaving the pram as I thought in
a perfectly safe position across the footway, & it & it went over the edge & upset & spilled him out, but he didn’t seem a bit hurt. I had to go to the Club in the evening to a meeting about the new register, & was told off to visit sympathisers along Newtown Rd and get names of everyone in their houses who should have a vote.
Featured Image: Woodstown Strand, Co. Waterford. (Image courtesy of National Library of Ireland, Poole Photographic Collection Poole 0244)