“No news. D. seemed to have gone back again. There was a committee at the Club, & frightful revelations of the rioting & revelling & throwing bottles from the roof that went on during the election times. The caretaker is not a bit of good. Connolly as usual wanted to get all the women turned out of the Club. Miss Skeffington, Mrs Phelan, Mrs Gallagher & I were appointed [to] a committee to make rules about the girls. Miss S. spoke very well to about the behaviour of the men being worse than that of the girls; she feels very strongly about that.
“Then I had to get some leaflets that had been printed for us, but I didn’t realise that they were ordered, or that they were so terrible contraband, so I didn’t succeed in getting them, being no conspirator. I went back & enquired about it at Harcourt St but they said they cd be got nowhere.”
“When I came home I found Aunt H. had heard from Dublin that Lydia Maria Webb was on the Leinster, & nothing had been heard from her…”
“They said Captain Redmond was married years ago to an actress who doesn’t live with him, so he can’t be going to marry one of Martin Murphy’s daughters. I asked Mrs P. could a Catholic remain in the Church who married outside rites or after being divorced (á propos Fitzgerald of the Island & also Callaghan) & she said no…”
“There was a very good procession after I got home, in honour of the Cavan victory, men & women & boys & banners, marching very well, & torch lights, and when I was going to Miss Timmons at 10.30, there was speechmaking going on at the top of the hill. I went up to it & met Miss Timmons on the way, with Dr White’s two sisters, Bessie & Rose, very good-looking dark girls, with a black dog.”