“I went to a committee. at the League in the evening; it was partly going over the feis syllabus which a subcommittee has drawn up – their idea was to have the junior history period 1840-49 only, it seemed very extraordinary & they consented to give it up in favour of 1780 – 1882 or something like that. The middle ones have the Young Ireland movement & the seniors Grattan’s Parliament. Its a good idea for them to specialize on a movement, but not for kids.”
She had a bad cold & was sitting by the dining room fire. She talked about Parnell, & said how interesting his wife’s book about him was, but how disgusting of her to publish it, & about the countess, saying people had asked her would it be safe to go into the town the evening she was here.”
I went to the S. F. committee in the evening, and they went over all the branch resolutions in the Convention agenda & instructed us to vote for or against each, or as we liked. There was only one that we were told to vote against; adherence to the policy as expounded by A. G. Séan Matthews was very determined against that, thinking it repudiated the use of arms altogether”.
“I went to the S. F. committee in the evening, & they discussed how to make people come to the classes, & the evil conduct of two suggested members who played cards for too high stakes, & when the caretaker objected, asked what the place was for”.