In 2018, religious from all over Ireland and the world will gather together to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Nano Nagle. 

This site showcases some of the early letters of Nano Nagle (1718-1784), which are housed in the archive of the Ursuline Convent Blackrock, Cork. These letters trace Nano Nagle's involvement in establishing Catholic poor schools and a branch of the Ursuline order in Cork city during the enforcement of the Penal Laws. 

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Genealogical line of Nano Nagle

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The family tree contains the names of prominent family members who were pivotal in furthering Nano’s design to establish schools for the education of…

A view of the South Presentation Convent, Cork

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View of the Presentation convent at Cove Lane, now Douglas Street Cork. The buildings captured in these images were built by Nano Nagle and the…