Nano Nagle Place heritage centre tells the story of 18th century Cork city and the inspirational life of a pioneering woman. Stunning gardens, Good Day Deli café and a fabulous gift shop all set within three acres of beautifully restored walled convent.
The visitor can interactively discover how the order she founded, the Presentation Sisters, has travelled across the globe to continue her work. The centre also has a café serving lunch, beautiful gardens, gift shop and more.
For younger visitors there are lots of reading nooks and fun screens to interact with.
The site houses a complex of beautiful 18th-century buildings including the convent that Nano built for the Ursuline Order in 1771. Access to this building is via guided tours at 11.00 and 15.00. Objects owned and used by Nano, now lovingly conserved, are housed here.
In this building, too, is ‘Miss Nagle’s Parlour’, a carefully conserved 18th-century room where Nano spent time with the Ursuline sisters and their boarding students. Our afternoon tours are almost always carried out by a Presentation sister, some of whom entered the convent here, as well as living and working on site.
Nano Nagle Place is located on Douglas Street, just one block back from the south channel of the River Lee, a 5-minute walk from the English Market and St. Patrick’s Street.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-17.00