Delia Mahon Collection

Essays from the pen of school girl Delia Mahon

All Essays were written during the school years 1906-1908

The Delia Mahon Collection of Essays/Compositions came to light when Marty Mahon of Cappa, Woodford, who had valued and preserved these copy books over many years, showed them to Abbey Heritage.

Marty Mahon’s aunt, Delia Mahon, never had the opportunity to go on to Secondary School when she completed her Primary education.  She spent her whole life in Cappa.  It was while she was a student in the Convent National School, Woodford, that these compositions were written, most likely, as weekly/monthly homework exercises or indeed just for the sheer pleasure of writing!

We are delighted to bring these compositions to a wider readership and to reproduce them on our website.

A scanned copy of all the stories together with a transcript of each one to help the reader, is included.  Just click on the link below to read the story of your choice.

We hope you enjoy reading these compositions as much as we appreciate this fantastic collection written 115 years ago during the 1906-1908 school years, by the young school girl Delia Mahon..

INDEX OF ESSAYS UPLOADED

Abbey – A visit to Kilnalahan Monastery

Woodford – My Native Village

Flowers

The Doctor’s Friends

Spring

City of Galway

Trees

Patriotism

The Winter

Intemperance

The Sea

Newspapers

Our Pets

Recreation

Money – Its uses and Misuses

The Giant’s Causeway

Paris

Separation

Pride

A Smile

The Land of the Sun

River Shannon

Cheerfulness

Health

Politeness

Childhood

Harvest Fields

Poultry

Home Sweet Home

On Writing

Thrift

My Holidays

Summer

My Christmas Vacation

The Ancient Irish

Useful Plants

Thomas Moore

Sir Walter Scott

An Entertainment

Obedience

Music

Sacred Heart Meeting

Mission

Use of History

Morning Hours

Book Keeping

Politeness 2

Pay As You Go

Hope And Memory

This page was added on 22/09/2022.

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