Ordinary Lives: Cork 1922 Exhibition

We are delighted to invite you to a special exhibition, “Ordinary Lives: Cork 1922,” hosted in collaboration with Cork City Library.

Ordinary lives Exhibition at Nano Nagle Place
Ordinary lives Exhibition at Nano Nagle Place

Nano Nagle Place,  Lecture Space –  June – August 2024

About the Exhibition
Set against the backdrop of the Irish Civil War, the exhibition provides an intimate look at the lives of ordinary men, women, and children in Cork City. Through a rich collection of photographs and newspaper clippings, visitors will gain insight into the social, economic, and cultural aspects of life in 1922. This exhibition is not just an exploration of the past but a celebration of the resilience and spirit of the people of Cork. It offers a profound connection to the personal histories that have shaped the city’s present and honours the memories of those who lived through a transformative time in Irish history.

In addition to the physical exhibition, it is also available online. Visitors can explore the entire exhibition virtually at Cork City Libraries Online Exhibition.

A painting of the Venerable Nano Nagle
A painting of the Venerable Nano Nagle

Discover More at Nano Nagle Place

As you explore the “Ordinary Lives: Cork 1922” exhibition, we invite you to delve deeper into the historical significance of Nano Nagle and her enduring legacy. Nano Nagle, a pioneering figure in 18th-century Cork, dedicated her life to education and the service of the poor. Her commitment to social justice and empowerment laid the groundwork for the resilient spirit that carried Cork through challenging times, such as those depicted in this exhibition.


At Nano Nagle Place, you can explore more than just our exhibitions. Visit our award-winning museum to learn about the life and legacy of Nano Nagle, stroll through our beautiful gardens, and browse unique items in our design shop. Treat yourself to a rich and fulfilling experience, celebrating both the history and the vibrant present of our community.

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