- Storytelling Session, Storytelling Workshop
- Age Group
- 5 - 6, 7 - 10, 11-15, 16 - 18
- Primary, Post Primary
- Works in English ONLY
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Publications/Repertoire/Productions & Background Experience
Jack has much experience in schools, libraries, prisons, hospitals and festivals throughout Ireland. He has been a teaching participant on Tales, the 6-week winter course in 8 Ballymun schools, organised by AXIS (2007-2013).
Internationally, Jack has represented the Irish oral tradition at the Folklife Festival at the Smithsonian in Washington DC; the Illinois Storytelling and Education Programme and at various storytelling festivals in Britain, Belgium, Estonia, Morocco, Jordan, Poland, Paris, Berlin, Newfoundland and the West Indies. With his mix of Irish legends, universal tales and shaggy dog stories, he has three times been featured Irish storyteller at the Cape Clear International Festival and twice at Gimistory in the Cayman Islands.
When working with young people, Jack draws on stories from many corners of the world and encourages the collection of reminiscences from grandparents. At the National Library of Ireland, he has explored the folklore of WB Yeats as part of The Life and Work of William Butler Yeats, the library’s current exhibition. As an actor he has played in productions of Shakespeare, Ibsen and Synge throughout Ireland and abroad. He has much film experience and has acted on and written for Irish TV.