Final, 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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duly 6th 1939
July 6th 1939
Sailed from New York on the S. S. New York a German Ship
Met 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 be said in a certain
church, his request was not heeded, after the burial his
casket appeared in the church where he requested that
the requesh mass be said, lights on and church open when
the the curate came in the morning to say Mass this happene
a two mornings in succession, and the third morning when
the casket appeared the requiem Mass was said and the Casket
disapperred and was not seen again.
Ann met us at Cobh on our arrival on the I2@th of July with
Hiss McAvin. Happy meeting.
Called at Neenans and stayed at Metropole Hotel for night
July I35th went on to Dublin Lucan Spa.
Stopped for week met Count and Countess Plunkett, Jack
Plunkett and Phena, went to Dinner there and To Jacks at
his Dairy Farm, Grand People, called on Marie Comerford
and Lady Esmond, Mrs O'Doherty Mike Quinn Larry DeLacey
Moss Toomey, Came north on 22nd Called on Sister Columba
at Castle Blaney and in Monahan, Border north Closed went
to Aughnacloy got Mr Nipe to come to Customs and check us
in, was very courteous did not look at our luggage or ask
any questions,. Saturday July 30th went dovm to Dublin
for Theresa and Deirdre Border posts closed same on way up
Sunday July3Ist Big Dance 500 people Rosaleens Birthday
celebrated in dancing style, she danced all the evening all
Irish dances, Miss McAvin and all enjoyed themselves, Kate
and Mary McCartan and Susan Bigley made tea all evening
for the entire crowd,.
Aug ist Tusday Augh went to Tumults Graves ,f Pagan
ancestors at Cregnagonroe, most interesting, story of Fairy
from Mir Rafferty the keeper, returned went to take sleep
I was called to mect Detectives and police for investigation
all papers letters and acounts were gone over and minutely
examined, notes made of checks paid to Brian O'Higgans
all corrospondence read. About and Hours stay, Inquiry of
Wed third went to Kate McCartans for Dinner
Daily Mail man called there for interview, I gave him one
short, took photographs of Reporter and I, pleasant little
Irish Press 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
Cperations, we all knelt and got his Blessing, God Bless him.
About Six thirty while on my way with young Bigley in Motor
going to get Gasoline I was met By Wolsely D. I. from Cookstow
n Tyrone and D. I, Martin of Omagh who haled me to stop and
informed me that they had bad news for me, I said yes? what
is the bad news? the Northern Government hag issued an order
that you must leave the six county district within a day or
two , they said " we know it is rotten to have to leave your
old home where you were born etc and we feel mean having to
notify you I said it is all right I am Boing away tomorrow
well we are glad you taye it im a sporting way" dont blame
us it 18 an order ' of course not it is all right.
ounty inspector Spear, Wolsely, Martin t
and two police who remained on the voad nearby were oe tee
raid, Spear was the only nasty one.
. Olice yemained on the road to wa
goers to the house, Alice Milligan having called and a nanber
of others were noted as they passed to and from the house
Thursday morning we left for Dublin, Barney Bigley and ,
Susan his daughter and Mick and the younger boy were there
when we left.