Nano Nagle, 1718-1784, was the foundress of the Presentation Sisters. At a time when Catholic schools in Ireland were illegal, within 9 months of opening her first school, 200 girls were in attendance. By 1757 she had opened seven schools, five for girls and two for boys. These schools provided pupils with a basic education and religious instruction.
In 1775 she founded the Society of Charitable Instruction, which sought to work with the poor. After her death this group grew into the famous Presentation Order.
Vertical files held at the circulation desk:
Extracts from the school archives
- Presentation Sisters look back : 100 years 1866-1966
- Heritage : Reflections on the charism of Nano Nagle
- Catholic Ireland: Nano Nagle Place opens (20 December 2017)
- Nagle Education Alliance of Australia: Nano Nagle story
- Nano Nagle Birthplace: Nano Nagle's Life Story
- Presentation Sisters: Nano Nagle - Our Founder
- Presentation Sisters (Ireland): Venerable Nano Nagle
- Nagle Education Alliance of Australia: History of the Presentation Sisters
- Presentation Society of Australian & Papua New Guinea