Nano Nagle Place has opened a new membership scheme. Photo: Darragh Kane

Join up with Nano Nagle Place

Nano Nagle Place recently announced a new membership scheme which people can join for free until the end of December!

Membership entitles you to:

· Free entry to the museum plus one guest (kids of members also go free!).

· 10 per cent discount in the Design Shop, Cork Focussed Bookshop, and online shop

· Discounted tea and coffee from the museum coffee dock.

If you love Nano Nagle Place, then you might like to support it by becoming a member. Nano Nagle Place is a site of living heritage where the pioneering educational work of Nano Nagle and the Presentation Sisters is celebrated, and that work is continued in the 21st century through the work of The Lantern Community Project, Cork Migrant Centre and The Men's Group. Each of these amazing projects work to transform people's lives.

Nano Nagle Place is a private space open for public benefit, a hidden oasis in the centre of the city. Your membership and support help to care for this unique corner of Cork.

There are plenty of reasons to visit this December, like the three wonderful Christmas markets, and Soup for Simon on Christmas Eve. Call into a Christmas event or visit Tuesday–Sunday from 10am -5pm to sign up as a member of Nano Nagle Place.

You can also visit the website to sign up online, simply bring in your confirmation email to collect your membership card.

Museum award

In other news, Nano Nagle Place recently won a major European award, the Council of Europe Museum Prize 2022. It was selected by the Culture Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

According to committee representative for the Museum Prize, Roberto Rampi, “despite being rooted in the specific religious tradition of Roman Catholicism, with nuns still living on the site, there is a strong sense of caring based on need, not on doctrine. Nano Nagle Place has a very strong and coherent mission which is in line with the Council of Europe’s human rights values and principles.”

Nano Nagle Place CEO Shane Clarke said:“It’s a huge honour to win the Council of Europe Museum Prize. Nano Nagle was a true European. Having spent her youth in France, she also looked to Europe for help and inspiration when she invited the Ursuline Sisters to come to Cork.

“Nano Nagle addressed the needs she saw before her in the 18th century, and at Nano Nagle Place, we continue in that spirit, addressing the societal issues before us today,” he added.