TCD MS 10853 folio 126 recto
Automobile Club of Dublin, and every day in the week Soldiers were taken in members cars to this pretty little country place about 8 miles from Dublin and quite near Enniskerry. It consisted of a pavilion perched on the side of a hill and a marquee where there were indoor games all sorts in abundance. For the more vigorous cricket nets were provided and footballs. The drawback to the place was that men tried to play these vigorous games when they were not fit and did harm to themselves. I know of one case in which this happened. It was a delightful place and every time I went I liked it better. The company of the boys, the ride there and back through the pretty countryside and the cheers of the villagers of the hamlets we passed through, the flowers we received, and the general good time we had all made us glad to be alive and thankful that we had been sent to Dublin.