The Fairytale of Nano Nagle

This compelling ‘Fairy Tale’ of Nano Nagle is a dramatic imagining of Nano Nagle’s early life in Ireland and in Paris. Actress, writer and director Judie Chalmers created the piece along with Ann Dalton, to explore what motivated Nano Nagle to found here seven secret schools across Cork city in the 1750s.

Told in the candle-lit intimacy of ‘Miss Nagle’s Parlour’, a room we know to have been frequently visited by Nano, this work aims to bring the past alive on this special day in the year for the Presentation Community, 21st November, Presentation Day.

Huge thanks to Colm Walsh for filming and editing this project, Kieran O’Leary for his voiceover work and acting, Ann Dalton and Judie Chalmers for writing the original script, Shane O’Sullivan for the Sound design and for the Nagle Solidarity Fund for kindly funding the production of this video.

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