Draft, Travel Diary: "Sailed from New York on the S.S. New York a German ship," July 6, 1939.
McGarrity, Joseph, 1874-1940.
11 January 2014
Ocean liners--Germany. Diaries. Ireland Politics and government 1922-1949. Neenan, Cornelius. De Lacey, Larry. Plunkett, George Noble Plunkett, Count, 1851-1948.
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July 6th 1939
Sailed from New York on the S. S. New York a German Ship
Kiet several interesting people Rev McDonald a Killkeny man
had been stationed in San Francisco, told us of Priest dying
and ordering that his requim Mass te said in a certain
church, his request was not heeded, after the burial his
casket appeared in the church where he requested that
the -requcth mace be said, lights on and church open when
~the the curate came in the morning to say Mass this happene
d two mornings in succession, and the third morning when
the casket appeared the requiem Kass was said and the Casket
disapperred and was not seen again.
Ann met us at Cobh on our arrival on the I2th of July with
Hiss 'NcAvin. Happy mecting.
Called at Neenans and stayed at Metropole Hotel for night
July I3th went on to Dublin Lucan Spa.
Stopped for week met Count and Countass Plunkett, Jack
Plunkett and FPhena, went to Dinner there and To Jacks at
his Dairy Farm, Grand People, called on Mario Comerford
and Lady Esmond, rs O'Doherty Mike Quinn Larry DeLacey
Mess Toomey, Cane north on 22nd Called on Sister Columba
at Castle Blaney and in Lionahan, Border north Closed went
to Aughnacloy got lir Nipe to come to Customs and check us
in, was very courtcous did not look at our luggage or ask
any questions,. Saturday July 30th went down to Dublin
for Theresa and Deirdre Border posts closed sane on way up
Sunday July3Ist Big Dance 500 people Rosalecns Birthday
celebrated in dancing style, she dhnecd all the evening all
Irish dances, Miss iicAvin and. all enjoyed themselves, Kate *
and Mary MeCartan and Susan Bigley made tea ell evening
for the entire crowd,.
Aug ist Tusday augh went to Tumults Graves of Pagan
ancestors at Cregnagonroe, most interesting, story of Fairy
fron Lr Rafferty the kecper, returned went to take slecp
‘I was called to met Detectives and police for investigation
all papers letters and acounts were gone over and minutcly
examined, notes made of checkna paid to EDrian O'Higgsns
all corrospondence read. About and Hours stay, Inquiry of
Ved third rent to Kate UcCartans for Dinner
Daily Hail nan called there for interview, I gave hin one
short, took photographs of Reporter and I, pleasant little
Irish Preso reports Police call incident.
_ Go to Dublin tomorrow. thursday, Called on Fathe
r Donnelly, glad to see him in such good form after his 3
‘Cocrations, we all knelt and got his Blessing, God Bless hin.
About Six thirty while cn my way with young Bigley in Hotor :
going to get Gasoline i was met Fy Volpely D. I. fron Tookstow’
n Tyrone and D. I, uertin of Onagh who haled me to stop and
anformed me that they had bad newo for me, I said yes? what
is the bad news? the Northern Governnent has issued an order
that you must leave the six county district within u day or
two , they said " we know it is rotten to have to leave your
old hemo where you were born ete and we fecl mean having to
notafy you" I said 4t 48 all right I am going avay tonorroz,
"well we are glad you tay;e it in a sporting way" dont blaze
us it is an orier " of course not it 4s all right.
County inspector Spear, Wolscly, Martin tro detectives
and two police who ronained on-the road nearby were at tie
raid, Spear was the only nasty one.
ta th ob tee remained on the road to watch comers and
enara Tn T f Vr
of others wer notey AAG ey DAP tpying called and a numibor
day mornin ok leave exiled by order of a foreign
Tunasey Bre ot government from the house and land of my birth.