WEEK 75: (14th – 20th April 1919)

“I went to the Tech & finished the carbuncle pendant, which was much admired. Dorothea came over a.d. to look at furniture for the Saratoga. I wish they wd change the name of it, but they won’t. Tom & I were raking out the garret later, & found the story of Edward, which had been lost for years. Mrs Hayden came to see me […] & we discussed the Bible & the 10 Commandments. She affirmed that there was no difference between them & Christ’s teaching, & that “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God…& thy neighbours as thyself” was one of them, till I showed them to her. She objects greatly to nuns.”

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WEEK 62: (9th – 15th December 1918)

“He said it was Redmond’s speech at the outbreak of war that converted him to Sinn Féin. I spent the afternoon at the club, & brought Miss Hoyne home to tea. After tea I found Miss Doyle at the club with a lot of big printed paper badges for next day, which she had fetched from Dublin, & we cut this out & stuck pins in them, aided by Dr White, till a late hour. “

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WEEK 38: (18th – 23rd June 1918)

width=“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.”

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WEEK 24: (11th – 17th March 1918)

width=“The Redmonites had a procession in the evening & I, not being sure at first that they were Redmonites, hung a flag out of the drawing room window, which infuriated them so that a lot of them came and hurled themselves against the door, & yelled & shouted, and put up a torch to burn the flag, I pulled it in just in time & they threw a torch in after it, but it went out as soon as it fell.”

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WEEK 23: (4th – 10th March 1918)

width=“I went to town in the morning & in the afternoon to the Powers, who produced a tall good-looking young man named Murray, on the way to be a priest, & sent him & me to the asylums. We went to the Walsh place at the foot of Convent hill, and got the names of 12 old women there – the matron brought them in to us one by one and I think it was quite a piece of entertainment for them.”

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WEEK 18: (28th Jan – 3rd February 1918)

“The officers’ class was all about a rifle. Paddy – , the bold officer, had one drawn, & all its pasts named, but he didn’t show the inside of it. I learned that an oak is the best tree to shelter from bullets behind, being hardest for them to get through, & how a cartridge is made – he had a cartridge which he took to pieces for us, & showed us the cap & the little holes the spark comes through to the powder…. Paddy – says that in an execution squad only one rifle is loaded, which seems to me a ridiculous arrangement.”

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WEEK 15: (7th – 13th January 1918)

“I spoke of studying the policy, but M.N. said it was no use on Thursday evenings because of the dancing at the League, & the others did not contradict her. Then she began talking of the ceilidh, which she wasn’t at, & cursing the system of men only having the right to ask for a partner. She means to suggest at the Volunteer hall that at their dances men & women should ask each other alternately, dance about, & the other girls said they would back her up, but I don’t believe they will.”

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