Preserving the Historic Nano Nagle Place in Cork
Centre Screen has recently been appointed to work on a new AV and interactive multimedia development project for Nano Nagle Place. Situated in Cork city centre, the historic 18th century site of the South Presentation Convent and School is the iconic birthplace of Nano Nagle – founder of the Presentation Congregation in 1775.
Honora “Nano” Nagle came from a wealthy family and was educated on the Continent, due to laws forbidding schools for Catholics in Ireland. Upon her return, she was horrified to witness the plight of the poor and began her own charitable work.
After opening seven schools for children in Cork city, Nano Nagle realised that a group was needed to continue her work after her death. After introducing the Ursuline Sisters to Ireland she went on to found the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1775, with three companions.
The 3.75 acre site features historic buildings, a walled garden, a graveyard and the tomb of Nano Nagle, and already attracts visitors from around the world, including people who have been educated and influenced by the Presentation Congregation.
The Presentation Sisters have made the decision to develop the site, preserving the heritage and ethos of Nano Nagle and the new development will offer a sacred place for contemplation and reflection, in addition to creating a new sustainable resource for the Cork community.
Centre Screen are developing and producing an exciting mix of AV and interactive multimedia content for the Heritage Centre, including a multi-touch world map showcasing the widespread work of the Presentation Sisters, with an accompanying large-scale multi-projector AV exploring the city of Cork during the 18th Century.