“I went to the Celid Mór in the Town Hall that night, & the dancing didn’t begin till after 9. The gallery & the place under it were packed with spectators. Miss Doyle, Miss Skeffington, K. Hicks & some others were in the supper room superintending. I went into the big room, which was beautifully decorated, & after a long wait had the opportunity of watching 2 dances & observing which girls were not danced with, as Miss Doyle had asked me to do. I went & told Daly, who was one of the stewards, & he said he wd do his best. Miss Skeffington also did her best, but as she said afterwards “The fellas run away from you. Each of them seems to have his own little one.”
“In the afternoon I went to the Powers, to go on plebiscite work to some monastic institutions. We went first to the de la sale college & saw Br. Ignatius, a big red fat man, not very polite & entirely opposed to us, taking refuge behind politics & the governmental nature of the place, of course. They asked if the students could sign outside, which he could not deny. The Powers of course disliked him even more than I did.”
They went over the Constitution then & passed it as it stood on the book, & Emer sent a note back to me, asking me to ask on what franchise wd the Constituent Assembly be elected, as the English one parliamentary one wd exclude women & clergy. Griffith answered that plainly”.