- In 1985, Cork celebrated the 800th anniversary of the granting of a charter to the city by John, Lord of Ireland and subsequent King of England. Celebrations were held throughout the historic year, including the construction of a sleek new footbridge spanning the River Lee between Grand Parade and Sullivan's Quay. Nano Nagle Bridge is a single arch structure completed by Site Services. The bridge is named so because Nano Nagle, born during Penal times, was founder of the Presentation Order of nuns and of the South Presentation Convent at 50 Cove Street in 1777. Nano Nagle died in 1784.
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