43McNamara, Tom. "Women and Children." Personal interview. 25 June 1979.
Regarding the banshee, McNamara added, " I have heard the banshee, not that often, but I have heard it; there's no doubt about that. It is the most weird soul-searching sound. It starts down in an awful low key -- 'tis a wailing and wailing that re-echoes itself around. It always heralds someone about to die. The old people would always bless themselves if they heard it, you know. But I heard it on an occasion or two. I was out late one night and coming home the old way, and I heard it. I'm telling you, you would fairly go home! And you wouldn't want to memorize it!"