Sunday, February 14th 2021
This podcast series explores the history and creation of Nano Nagle Place as it stands today. Our first episode is entitled ‘When the doors of the school closed with Sr. Mary Dineen’.
Sr. Mary Dineen was a former Principal of the Secondary School at South Pres when it closed its doors in 1996.
In this episode we chat with the very special Sr. Mary about her life including entering South Pres as a young woman, when it was an enclosed order.
She speaks about her love of teaching and her pupils, the story of inner city life in Cork and desperately encouraging parents to keep their children in school to complete their education and how gradual societal changes occurred that eventually led to its closure.
We also talk about the transformation of the South Pres site to Nano Nagle Place.