Nano Nagle Place is a restored 18th century walled convent, gardens, museum & design shop in Cork city centre

Nano Nagle Place has a special place in the hearts of Cork people. This is where Nano Nagle founded her first school to teach poor Catholic children in Cork city, an act of social justice which moved her to create several schools across Cork and found the Presentation Sisters.The site houses a complex of historic buildings, the oldest dates back to 1771. A regeneration project brought life back to buildings which stood stagnant since 2006. In 2017 the site reopened to the public and the people of Cork were welcomed back to Nano Nagle Place.

The historic site is now an unexpected oasis in the centre of bustling Cork City, a place that celebrates Nano Nagle’s vision of empowerment through education, community inclusion and spiritual engagement for a contemporary world.

The complex houses a museum that tells the inspiring story of Nano Nagle along with heritage rooms where educational charities Cork Migrant Centre & The Lantern are based. These rooms are also available to rent for charities and local businesses. Our site is also home to an award winning design shop, a print gallery, Cork focussed book shop and the wonderful Good Day Deli. So come and visit Nano Nagle Place, get involved and become part of our story.

  • Award winning design shop full of gifts and crafts from local suppliers and Cork focused bookshop.
  • Stunning 18th Century walled gardens, with a wildflower meadow and a contemplative garden, all in the heart of Cork city centre.
  • Interactive heritage museum which tells the inspiring story of Nano Nagle, 18th Century Cork and the Presentation Sisters (suitable for all ages).
  • A wonderful complex of buildings with rich architectural assemblage, the oldest of which dates back to 1771.
  • Good Day Deli our sustainable foods garden cafe, which serves a mix of healthy, local and fair trade foods with a commitment to the environment.

Opening Times

Site Opening Hours: Tues – Sun 10.00 to 17.00

Museum Opening Hours: Tues – Sun 11.00 to 17.00

Cafe Opening Hours: Tues – Thurs 10.00 to 16.00 Fri – Sun 10.00 to 17.00

“Last Updated 18/8/20”


Admission Prices 2020

Heritage experience for self-guided tours:

  • Adults €7.50
  • Unwaged/Students/OAP €5
  • Children €4.50
  • Under 5s Free
  • Families (2 adults, up to 4 children) €18.00
  • Group rates are available for groups of 10 or over.
Useful Information
  • Design shop
  • Book shop
  • Museum
  • Walled Garden
  • Print Gallery
  • Garden cafe
  • Print Gallery
  • Coffee Machine
  • Fully Wheelchair Accessible
  • Toilets
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Retail Excellence Awards 2020, Cork’s Friendliest Business 2019 and Cork Best Building 2018
Getting There

Nano Nagle Place is on Douglas Street in Cork city centre, two blocks south of the south channel of the River Lee. To walk to us from Patrick’s Street walk along Princes Street, cross the South Mall, walk along Parliament Street and over Parliament Bridge. After crossing the bridge cross over George’s Quay and continue straight along Mary Street. You will find Nano Nagle Place at the end of Mary Street.

Driving to us is more complicated! Douglas Street is one way in front of Nano Nagle Place. The best way to approach is via from the direction of Barrack Street. You can also drive down Evergreen Road and take a sharp right onto Douglas Street from there.

Please note we have no car park.

Map Location: 51.893569, -8.471504
Contact Nano Nagle Place

Douglas Street, Cork City, Co. Cork

Eircode: T12 X70A
T: +353 (0)21 419 3580
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