WEXFORD MAGDALINE LAUNDRY SURVIVOR SAYS GOVERNMENT DOES NOT BELIEVE HER STORY
A survivor of a Wexford Magdaline Laundry has told how the government did not believe her story.
Diane Croghan claims she spent three years in the Sisters of Mercy Training School in Summerhill while the order says she only spent five months their.
She was thirteen when she climbed into a laundry van and escaped from the Sisters of Mercy School in Summerhill on the outskirts of Wexford.
After three years of hard work, isolation and abuse she decided to run away to Dublin.
She says her work lasted for twelve hours every day but she never knew what time it was.
Her claims have been rejected by the Department of Justice’s Reparations Scheme.
The Department has accepted the Sisters of Mercy account of her time their which they say was for five months.
Diane Croghan claims she had already left Summerhill and was living in Dublin during the five months they referred to in 1956.
She said she has been made to fell like a liar as the time in question is not true.