WEEK 95: (1st – 7th September 1919)

“There was a S.P.C.A. committee in the afternoon. Uncle E. & Mr Robinson are both resigning. I think Sir James Power wd make a good president. Tom etc went to Woodstown in the motor in the evening, to clear up after the Bannans, and took Aunt Isabella. I went over to St Declan’s after tea to stay a while. They came back at 8, in time for D. to put Louis to bed. That evening there was a lot of talk & facetious reminiscences about flirting & falling in love; I don’t know why sex attraction should always be trusted as a comic subject of the “nuff said” & then laugh sort, nor why Tony should talk as if he was the greatest flirt in the world when he is nothing of the sort.”

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WEEK 61: (27th – 8th December 1918)

“The evening was Fr O’ Flanagan’s big meeting; Brazil, who is the only man that ever thinks of getting women into the foreground, found that Miss Hoyne the organizer wd go in the waggonette, & introduced me to her, & we had a great evening. There was a noble procession, with torches, & we went around the quay to the hotel, Brazil in & out of the brake, regulating the volunteers when he was out, & waving a flag & whooping with a perfectly grave face when he was in.”

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