Jack is a founder member and trustee of the Charitable Trust –
Storytellers of Ireland / Aos Scéal Éireann and he held the position
of chair for 10 years.

In 2024 Jack curated the Story and Song events in the Abair programme of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival in the new venue of TUD Grangegorman.

In November 2014 Jack was guest curator of the Yarn Storytelling Festival 
at Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, Co.Wicklow. 

He was curator of ‘If Walls Could Listen’, a storytelling festival for Derry/Londonderry in August 2013.

In 2007 and 2009 he co-curated the biennial 
Farmleigh Festival of Story and Song in Dublin.

Jack is on the Poetry Ireland Writers-in-Schools Panel.


In 2015 Jack was the English language copy-editor of 3 volumes of ‘Timeless Tales’, a publication, in Arabic and English, of traditional tales collected from Syrian refugees in camps in The Lebanon in 2014 – The Hakawati Project of The Arab Educational Forum.

Jack is a member of the Hakaya Network
which is part of the Arab Education Forum. In 2012 he accepted an invitation to make a presentation to institute a project based on the Irish Schools Collection (1937/38) amongst Palestinian schoolchildren in Jordan.

He was casting coordinator for ‘Sanctuary‘, a DVD of asylum monologues, produced by Fomacs (Forum on Migration and Communication).