Looking like a scene from Oliver Twist - an early photograph of these terrible prisons where innocent Irish girls were enslaved and mistreated.
In the above photo, time has passed but the situation remains very much the same - in a harsh, bitter, self-righteous, and largely uncaring Ireland.
More time passes and yet the scene still remains largely unchanged.
Ireland Oh Ireland what have you done?
How blind and self-righteous were you,
Wrapped in an outer shell of religiosity,
While, with hard heart and blind eyes,
You failed your poor, weak and vulnerable.