Mairead Maguire, Julie 2009
27 Januar 1944
Belfast, Northren Ireland
|Ither names||Mairead Corrigan Maguire|
|Alma mater||Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin|
|Organisation||The Peace People,|
The Nobel Women's Initiative
|Kent for||Internaktional social activist|
|Hauf-marrae(s)||Jackie Maguire (m. 1981)|
|Relatives||Anne Maguire (sister)|
|Awairds||Nobel Peace Prize (1976)|
Norwegian People's Peace Prize (1976)
Carl von Ossietzky Medal (1976)
Pacem in Terris (1990)
Mairead Maguire (born 27 Januar 1944), an aa kent as Mairead Corrigan Maguire an umwhile as Mairéad Corrigan, is a peace activist frae Northren Ireland. She co-foondit, wi Betty Williams an Ciaran McKeown, the Weemen for Peace, which later acame the Community for Peace Fowk, an organisation dedicatit tae encouragin a peacefu resolution o the Troubles in Northren Ireland. Maguire an Williams war awairdit the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize. Maguire haes an aa wan several ither awairds.
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- Fairmichael, p. 28: "Mairead Corrigan, now Mairead Maguire, married her former brother-in-law, Jackie Maguire, and they have two children of their own as well as three by Jackie's previous marriage to Ann Maguire."
- Abrams (2001) p. 27 "For many years Mairead Corrigan (now Maguire), thirty-three when she received the 1976 prize in 1977, was the youngest in the year of the award, but she has now been matched by Rigoberta Menchú Tum, also thirty-three when she won the prize in 1992."
- "Mairead Maguire: Nobel winner, veteran peace campaigner". AFP. 4 June 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
Maguire was born into a Catholic community in Belfast on 27 January 1944, the daughter of a window cleaner father and housewife mother, growing up with five sisters and two brothers.
- "Mairead Corrigan Maguire". The Peace People. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
In September, 1981, Mairead married Jackie Maguire, widower of her sister Anne, who never recovered from the loss of her children and died in January, 1980. In addition to the remaining three children from the earlier marriage – Mark, Joanne and Marie Louise – Mairead and Jackie are the parents of John and Luke.
- "NORTHERN IRELAND: A People's Peace Prize". TIME. 13 December 1976. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
To a standing ovation, Betty Williams, 33, and Mairead Corrigan, 32, co-founders of the Ulster Peace Movement (TIME, Sept. 6) arrived to accept the Norwegian People's Peace Prize.
- "Die Carl-von-Ossietzky-Medaille" (in German). Internationale Liga für Menschenrechte (International League for Human Rights). Retrieved 20 February 2011. Unknown parameter
- "Peace People – History". The Peace People. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
This was the beginning of the Movement and the three co-founders worked to harness the energy and desire of many people in Northern Ireland for peace... Ciaran named the movement, Peace People, wrote the Declaration, and set out its rally programme, etc.
- "The Nobel Peace Prize 1976". Nobel Foundation. 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2009.
The Nobel Peace Prize 1976 was awarded jointly to Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan. Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan received their Nobel Prize one year later, in 1977.