Discover the history of the wealth and poverty of 18th century mercantile Cork City and the inspirational story of Nano Nagle.

This interactive state-of-the-art heritage experience is set within the beautifully restored Goldie Chapel and takes you through the life and times of Nano Nagle. Born to a wealthy Catholic family in 1718, Honoria Nagle was given the pet name Nano by her father. The Nagle family home at Ballygriffin, near Mallow, was on the banks of the river Blackwater. A series of life changing events inspired Nano to devote her life to the service of the poor.

Before her death in 1784, Nano had opened 7 schools for poor children across Cork city, founded an almshouse for poor women, and most notably, founded the Presentation Order, who continue her education and social inclusion work today.

At Nano Nagle Place discover stunning, hidden and contemplative gardens and graveyards. Discover the best of Cork food and hospitality in the award-winning Good Day Deli café. Discover the latest contemporary Cork arts and craft in the design shop. For history and culture buffs, the Cork focused bookshop is a must stop for the perfect present.


  • The story of a great woman – Nano Nagle who decided she would devote her life to helping the poor
  • Heritage experience engagingly describes life in 18th century Cork
  • Contemplative gardens and graveyard
  • Historic buildings
  • Award-winning Good Day Café deli
  • Eclectic mix of Cork made design and print items, educational toys and books in the on-site shop

Opening Times

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00-17:00


Admission Prices 2019

Adult: €7.50

Senior/Student: €5.00

Child (U18): €4.50

Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): €18.00

Guided Tour €10.00pp

Useful Information

Fabulous gift shop. Award-winning Good Day Deli café. Stunning gardens.

On street paid parking on Douglas Street. City centre car parks within walking distance.

Getting There

Douglas Street – a 5 minute walk from Cork City Centre

Map Location: 51.893569, -8.471504
Contact Nano Nagle Place

Douglas Street, Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland

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