August 2019:

2 Self-Catering Bungalows and 3 Self-Catering Apartments available to rent throughout the year

September 2019:

Sat 7th: "Native Birds in Ireland and Bird Migration", speaker Dr Tom Kelly, Ornithologist and Zoology Dept. UCC, 11am €10 incl. refreshments. Booking essential.                                                  

Sat 7th:    Global Garden Opening  2pm (a garden celebrating the Tercentenary of the Birth (1718) of Nano Nagle). All Welcome 

Mon 23rd: Celebrating the Equinox led by the Nano Nagle Team. 7.30pm—9pm, €8 incl. refreshments     

Sat 28th: A one day workshop on the 'Aftermath of Suicide'; 10.30 am - 5 pm; Cost €60 (incl. tea/coffee);    bring a packed lunch. To book contact: Kay O'Mahony MIAHIP, at 087 665 3600 or Norma O'Brien MIAHIP,          at 087 211 6983

Mon 30th: Yoga Classes starting with Gwynne Comyn 10 Mondays 7.00 - 8.30pm:  Sept 30; Oct 7, 14, 21; Nov 4, 11, 18, 25; Dec 2, 9 (no class Oct 28 Bank Hol.)

October 2019:

Tue 1st: Yoga Classes starting with Marie Therese O'Brien: 5 Tuesdays 7.00 - 8.30pm: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22; Nov 5; (note: no class on Oct 29 due to half term)

If we have sufficient interest this class will run for another 5 weeks: Nov 12, 19, 26; Dec 3, 10.     

 November 2019:
December 2019:

‘When you travel, a new silence goes with you. And if you listen, you will hear what your heart would love to say.’John O’ Donoghue

Nano (Honora) Nagle was born in 1718 in the townland of Ballygriffin, near the village of Killavullen, in the beautiful valley of the Blackwater in County Cork. Her parents, Ann Matthew and Garret Nagle, were relatively wealthy Catholic landowners.

Nano and her six siblings received a basic education at home and in a nearby hedge-school at Monanimy Castle. Because of the Penal Laws, at age ten she was sent to a Benedictine convent school in Ypres, Flanders (then French territory) where the Nagle family had many relatives. On leaving there at age sixteen she continued her education in Paris. When her father died she was called home with her sister Ann and they were appalled by the poverty of the people. Defying the Penal Laws, she secretly set up a cabin-school in Cork’s Cove Lane (now Douglas Street), initially enrolling a class of thirty-five girls. The number of schools grew to seven (including two for boys). Nano, a powerful evangeliser, inspired by the compassion of the heart of Jesus, spent her life caring for the people of Cork. To ensure the continuation of her schools she founded her own congregation, the Presentation Sisters, in 1775. She continued her work and died on 26th April 1784.

The congregation of the Presentation Sisters has spread worldwide and in 2018 is celebrating the Tercentenary of Nano’s birth in creative and diverse ways. In Ballygriffin, this Pilgrimage Walk – Slí Nano is our celebration of Nano’s life and the work that continues in her name.

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