Author JP Rodgers to deliver three library talks in Roscommon

Will reflect on his upbringing in Tuam mother and baby home

As part of Roscommon Heritage Week, Galway author JP Rodgers will be giving a series of library talks and readings in the county over the coming weeks.

John, who was reared in the notorious Tuam Mother and Baby Home until he was five, has written two books detailing his upbringing and the search for his own mother, Bridie Rodgers, from whom he was forcibly removed when he was just one year old. His mother was sent to work in one of the infamous Magdalene Laundries, from where she escaped some years later by climbing over the wall.

John will be speaking about the impact this has had on his life and how he came to meet his mother again after almost forty years.

John’s incredible life story and literary works have been the subject of numerous TV documentaries and interest by media outlets across Europe and America. As a result, he’s been approached by Hollywood film-makers with a view to turning his two books, ‘For the love of My Mother’ and ‘Eggshells and Broken Dreams’ into a TV series.

JP Rodgers will be speaking in Roscommon Library, Abbeytown, Roscommon at 6.30 pm on Thursday, August 10th, in Strokestown Library at 6.30 pm on Thursday, August 17th, and in Boyle Library at 6.30 pm on Thursday, August 24th.