Sept 7th  Monday
Lovely day. I went off to Dublin, cycling to Greystones & on by rail, leaving at 6.30 a.m. Eagars came up about 1 ocl. They report that 60 more policemen & a detachment of soldiers have been drafted into Arklow. The women & children have been sent out of the coastguard station & the soldiers installed. No one may be out after a certain hour 7 p.m. I think & Ellen Neale who has got a place with Mrs Annesley says you could not go into the street anywhere without tumbling over a policeman & anyone going out of the town is challenged & has to give account of himself & his business. Further on Tuesday last 2 nuns arrived by the 11 ocl. train drove to the ‘meetings’ & back to Redmonds. Miss R. herself served them with tea, she is said to have thought their hands very queer, not what nuns’ hands should be, & was further surprised at their going down to the back yard looking round & then going through the garden & out to the fields beyond. However she said nothing & they went off by the 5 ocl. train to Wexford, where it was discovered that they were men & Germans & were arrested. Jack Kearns is said to have seen or heard or both an aeroplane flying over Conary on Friday morning between 4 & 5 a.m.
The Press Bureau issued a statement of the general proceedings of the campaign. From the 23rd Augt. to Sept 2nd there was constant fighting the Allies slowly retiring to beyond (south) of the Marne