We were delighted to celebrate Culture Night 2021 with a selection of events on site and online. Our fantastic museum was open with our wonderful ‘Changing Habits: 250 Years of Convent Life’ exhibition on display.
We launched a new exhibition of photographic portraits of the Presentation Sisters by Clare Keogh entitled “not to make a noise about it” which pays tribute to the Presentation Sisters who still live and work here.
We had beautiful flower boutonniere with Marie using fresh flowers, grasses and silk ribbons as part of her Dragon’s Tail art project.
In collaboration with Munster Literature Centre, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin read her poems from her book ‘The Mother House’, winner of the 2020 Irish Times Poetry Now Award.
We concluded our series of Heinrich Biber’s Mystery Sonatas in partnership with East Cork Early Music Festival. Caitriona O’Mahony (violin) and James Taylor (organ) performed the Glorious Mysteries live on the night, while a virtual concert was also released.
Cork Printmakers ‘Inflorescence’ exhibition in The Print Gallery was also on show. The exhibition explores themes of biodiversity, botany and ecology. The exhibition takes inspiration from its location within the gardens of Nano Nagle Place as a historic site of contemplation and reflection.