Alphie and Rosie O’Toole enjoying the wildflower meadow at Nano Nagle Place, which reopens its doors at 10am on Tuesday 18 May. Photo: Clare Keogh

New secret garden awaits

By Geraldine Fitzgerald

Flowery city oasis Nano Nagle Place reopens at 10am next Tuesday 18 May.

“We’ve been painting, power washing, and pruning, so the grounds look better than ever – including our new secret courtyard garden,” said Shane Clarke, CEO at Cork’s hidden gem.

The team have been hatching plans for a summer of family fun and culture.

The Faces of Learning exhibition will be in the front windows and the brilliantly titled 'Changing Habits' summer exhibition, celebrating 250 years of convent life at Nano Nagle Place, launches in August.

Later that month they will cut the ribbon on their Cork Printmakers partnership gallery show 'Inflorescence'.

Nano Nagle’s wonderful community projects, The Lantern, Cork Migrant Centre and the Men’s Group, have been working throughout Covid-19 to support and empower their participants.

They look forward to welcoming their diverse community back onsite.

As part of the Fáilte Ireland Covid Safety Charter commitments, all staff and volunteers will have received updated safety training upon opening.

“Download our app for an audio tour of the site," suggested Shane.

“Bookings are staggered from 11am-4.15pm daily, and museum tickets available to buy online.

“Our gorgeous gardens are free all year around," he added.

Good Day Deli will reopen on Thursday 10 June.

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