Nano Nagle - Cork woman Established Ursulines Convents Nano Nagle, a spiritual missionary hailed from the beautiful Blackwater vales that stream around north Cork right down to the eastern shorelines. Born at Ballygriffin, Killavullen, between Mallow and Fermoy in 1718, Nano’s life began at a time when England ruled Ireland and sought to eradicate the catholic religion in Ireland. Nano Nagle’s forebearers were prominent land owners but their christian values were not finding favour with the authorities and great swamps…