Nano Nagle Place is an historic oasis in the centre of bustling Cork city. The lovingly restored 18th century walled convent and contemplative gardens are home to our heritage centre, exhibition space, archive, garden cafe, community hub and design store. The heritage centre explores the fascinating history of 18th century Cork, the ‘Venice of the Atlantic’, with its merchant princes and slum housing. It tells the extraordinary story of how one woman, Nano Nagle, worked tirelessly to help and educate the poor and destitute of the city and how the order she founded, the Presentation Sisters, travelled across the globe to continue her work.Make Nano Nagle Place a centerpiece of your Cork vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cork route planner.
History, heritage, education, culture, community, spirituality, nature, great food & coffee and a very warm welcome – discover all that’s best in Cork right here at Nano Nagle Place.
Nano Nagle Place Reviews
I know Cork well and have visited many times, but I hadn't heard of Nano Nagle Place. It came to my attention because I went to visit the (absolutely stellar) Good Day Deli in the grounds and my... more »
I had the pleasure of visiting Nano Nagle museum recently while visiting a friend in Cork. Very friendly and welcoming staff, Agnes gave us the background on entry which greatly enhanced the visit... more »
We haven't visited the actual museum, but the gardens are really nice if you like modern gardens. There is an old graveyard with a very modern fountain/waterfall next to it, which we really liked. The gardens also host the "Garden Room", which is home to a great lunchroom/coffee spot (Good day deli)
Perfect place to relax and feel good! The Museum is very interesting! I came with my wife and spent our afternoon inside! The guides are very nice too! I recommend a lot!!!
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