Nano Nagle Place West Cork Cafes Pop Up
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Three Renowned West Cork Cafes to Pop Up in This New Cork City Venue

As part of Cork Heritage Open Day, Saturday 19th August, three of West Cork’s most renowned cafes will be popping up at the newly opened and beautifully restored Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork City.

The unique pop up will see key members of the Cork Character Cafés initiative come together to host a shared summer lunch.

Coming together for on August 19th, West Cork cafés Lettercollum Kitchen Project of Clonakilty, Bantry’s The Stuffed Olive and Urru Culinary Store of Bandon will be bringing a taste of West Cork hospitality and great local produce to Cork City.

The pop up will give guest a chance to take a peek into the historic and recently renovated Nano Nagle Place – an oasis in the heart of the city since 1771.Each of the cafés will be serving up a delicious course for a summery lunch in the surrounds of the original and beautifully restored convent parlour overlooking the terraced gardens.

Cork Character Cafés, supported by Taste Cork, is an initiative founded by Ruth Healy of Urru Culinary Store in Bandon working in partnership with a number of unique cafés across County Cork that champion great Cork food and producers, and creating great things to eat that communicate a taste of makes Cork food.

Nano Nagle Place West Cork Cafes Pop Up

Ruth Healy said, “Nano Nagle, founder of the Presentation Sisters, was a pioneer in establishing education for Catholic children at a time when doing so was outlawed. Her enduring legacy is the Presentation Schools, the first of which is on the site of the South Presentation convent, now known as Nano Nagle Place.

The convent was also an important community hub where food and companionship were readily available and where communal feasts for first communion and confirmations were hosted. This is what inspired us to bring our sharing summer feast to Nano Nagle Place.”

The Cork Character Café pop up at Nano Nagle Place will include a three-course set summer lunch followed by a guided tour of the buildings, gardens and convent complex.

Tickets cost €20 per person and are now available to purchase from online at, or purchase in store at Urru Culinary Store, Bandon or The Stuffed Olive in Bantry.