Seven years ago the buildings of the South Presentation Convent were in a perilous position. As the area around the convent changed, the need for the school complex the site housed declined and the school closed its doors in 2006. Most of the buildings, some over 200 years old, sat empty with just a few resident sisters to maintain them.

The Presentation Sisters had to plan for the future. With so many listed buildings housed upon it, the site was of little development value. What was to be done?

The Presentation Sisters decided to act, just as their foundress had done nearly two hundred and fifty years before. They set up a company, appointed a voluntary board, and put in place plans to redevelop ‘South Pres’ as a special place for the people of Cork City.

The heritage buildings have been lovingly regenerated, they now house educational charities and rooms are also available to let by community groups, charities and local businesses. The chapel has been turned into a heritage centre that engagingly tells the story of Nano Nagle and the city in which she worked to educate and care for the poor. It allows the visitor to explore the incredible spread of the Presentation Order, the changing lives of the sisters who have dedicated their lives to that order and the remarkable work they still carry out as educationalists and campaigners for social justice. Come and visit Nano Nagle Place, get involved and become part of our story.


Nano Nagle Place is a registered charity and is working toward compliance with The Governance Code.


Company Number: 504915 – Registered Charity Number: 20077921

Board of Directors

We are governed by a voluntary board of directors:

Pat Ledwidge – Chairman

Gerard O’Donovan

Teresa Harrington

Dr Eibhlin Grant

Mary O’Rourke

Sr Sheila Kelleher

Sr Antonia Murphy

Sr. Grace Redmond

Ted Owens

Sr. Rose Gargan

Our Team

Shane Clarke – CEO

Fred Klok – Business Manager

Ionut Otel – Facilities Manger

Danielle O’Donovan – Programme Manager

Susannah Ahern – Events Manager

Paul Lehane – Retail Manager

Sorcha O’Brien – Learning and Outreach Officer



Agnes O’Sullivan

Mary Daly

Gerard Gabriel

Sinead Harrington

Tatiana Louro

Catherine Galvin

Jobs at Nano Nagle Place

We are currently not recruiting for Nano Nagle Place.

Keep an eye on our social media for upcoming job opportunities.