2 May 1916
Saw M[adeline ffrench-Mullen] early this mg. Greatest joy. Emer [Helena Molony], she & I have cell together, such joy, cheerfully we do with one basin of water for washings, hog wash of cocoa & dog biscuits for breakfast. Madam Markievicz here in solitary. We had loan of her comb & soap. Day is breakfast at 7.30, exercise some time in morning for hour. When we are all together, about 70 Irish Citizens Army, Cumann na mBan etc.
Saw many we knew & heard much news – M.O. here absolutely useless, looks like drug maniac. Dinner 12.30, good soup – potatoes, dog biscuit, cheese nice change from eternal bully beef. Sleep after dinner. I searched & found body lice cause of my trouble. Supper 5.30 - porridge dog biscuit. Bed when dark, no candles.
(Image courtesy of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, 18PC-1B53-02)