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Nano Nagle Place, Cork

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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.

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.
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  • This is a wonderful and peaceful retreat in the midst of Cork City. The mission of Nano Nagle Place makes this site even more impressive. 
    This is a wonderful and peaceful retreat in the midst of Cork City. The mission of Nano Nagle Place makes this site even more impressive.  more »
  • Had a lovely breakfast here. Food was excellent mostly vegetarian I think. Would definitely recommend 
    Had a lovely breakfast here. Food was excellent mostly vegetarian I think. Would definitely recommend  more »
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  • A hidden gem in the city. Gardens are beautiful, interesting award-winning museum. Very nice gift and book shops. Nice cafe that you can eat in or get takeaway coffees/cakes.
  • I began my journey with Nano Nagle Place last year when I started volunteering with the Cork Migrant Center. Every Wednesday during the summer I was there and every Wednesday after I was so excited to go back! To this day I am still so fascinated by the beauty of Nano Nagle Place and all it's history which makes the place so much more beautiful, each time I visit I find it more gorgeous than the last time and I always learn something new.

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