Free Public Lecture

3rd Free Public Lecture at The Central Library, Grand Parade, Cork

Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 7 p.m.

Hidden in Plain Site: Nano Nagle’s 18th Century Convent – ‘A talk on architectural conservation’ 

Jessie Castle

Architectural Historian/Historic Building Consultant with JCA Architects, Cork

          Nano Nagle © Karen Horton

This talk will explore the history and legacy of the convent buildings at the South Presentation Convent on Douglas Street in Cork, founded by Nano Nagle in the mid-18th Century. Now known as Nano Nagle Place, this complex of buildings, gardens and courtyards was financed and built during the Penal Law era for the Ursuline order by Nano Nagle herself. Using the evidence of the buildings themselves, printed sources and the beautiful artefacts in the convent’s collection, Jessie Castle will give a glimpse into the life of the early convent.

 

with generous assistance from Cork City Heritage Grant Scheme.Heritage-Plan-Logo

 

 

 


2016 witnessed the first free public lecture offered by CorkDFAS to allow non-members to enjoy a taste of our annual programme of lectures.

This inaugural free public lecture was given at The Central Library, Grand Parade, Cork, at 7 p.m. on the 21st September 2016

Aspects of the Arts & Crafts of The Honan Chapel in its Centenary Year

by Virginia Teehan (Director of Cultural Projects, UCC)

and James Cronin (Lecturer in Teaching & Learning (Enhancement), UCC)

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with generous assistance from Cork City Heritage Grant Scheme.Heritage-Plan-Logo

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