“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.”
WEEK 6: (5th – 12th November 1917)
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.”
WEEK 3: (15th – 21st October 1917)
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”.
WEEK 2: (8th – 14th October 1917)
“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”.