The Sisters first came to live in Ballygriffin in 1984. They were warmly welcomed and supported by the people of Killavullen parish and in turn contributed in various ways to the life of the parish. Prayer groups, bible classes, school and adult retreats, and days of reflection were hosted and often led by the Sisters.
Nano Nagle Centre became a Heritage Centre for the Presentation family worldwide. Over the years, Sisters, Associates and Friends of Nano from every corner of the earth found a home in Ballygriffin, while the local people continued to venerate and draw inspiration from their own local ‘saint’.
The Presentation Sisters’ General Chapter (1996) invited the congregation to take up the care of the earth as a priority in their spirituality and ministries. In line with this it was decided to start an organic farm in Ballygriffin and to integrate the three areas of HERITAGE, SPIRITUALITY AND ECOLOGY at Nano Nagle Centre.