“I was brought over to the hostel. They had another section for young offenders, but I…I never committed anything, I wasn’t an offender, but they were next…they were like these two houses here, and they were connected, but they were section…like, one house was for the offenders, and the other was called a hostel, and the reason I stayed there was, the nuns from Kilkenny used to send up money…the money that the State was paying for me for my rent up in the hostel.”
O’Donnell, K., S. Pembroke and C. McGettrick. (2013) “Oral History of Mary May”. Magdalene Institutions: Recording an Oral and Archival History.
Government of Ireland Collaborative Research Project, Irish Research Council, p. 12.