Gildea, Anne

Anne Gildea is best known as co-founder and writer/performer with The Nualas. The musical comedy trio toured internationally to great acclaim before disbanding in 2001. Anne also co-wrote and performed two radio series and a one-off special for BBC Radio Four. This is her first novel.
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Gilligan, Ann Louise

ANN LOUISE GILLIGAN, PhD was appointed to the staff of St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, in 1976, and has worked in the area of teacher education at undergraduate and post-graduate level for the past thirty years. She established and directed its Educational Disadvantage Centre, and has lectured and published on the philosophy of the imagination, philosophies of difference and educational equality. In 2001, she was appointed by the Irish Minister for Education to establish and chair the National Education Welfare Board. Ann Louise loves travel, wine, jazz and golf on a good day.

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Gilligan, Robbie

Robbie Gilligan is Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin. He has written academic books on the topics of Irish Child Care Services and Child Development. This is his first book with O’Brien Press.
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Gilly is a writer, director, designer and animator. He graduated from IADT in 2000 and started working as freelance graphic designer. He worked as lead designer and animator on the award-winning short The Carpenter and His Clumsy Wife which won a special mention at the Venice Film Festival and won the best short comedy at the LA Film Festival. In 2005 Gilly was awarded a Flash Film board grant for his short The Marvellous Red Jumper.

From 2009 to 2011 Gilly worked in post-production as head 2D animator where he animated, directed and designed television commercials. At this time Gilly also worked on his own short film The Blackbird Tree which screened across Europe and the US. Gilly is the creative director of Wiggleywoo and devises and writes all Wiggleywoo's original content, including writing and composing all the music in its productions. The Day Henry Met TV series was created by Wiggleywoo in 2015 and is broadcasted in 178 countries including RTEjr and Nick International. 

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Gilmore, Tom

Tom Gilmore is a journalist, author and broadcaster with The Tuam Herald and Galway Bay FM. He was recently honoured for his outstanding contribution to country music presented by Big Tom himself. Tom Gilmore has been writing about country music for over 30 years. Big Tom said of Tom Gilmore:

"Tom and myself go back a long long way. He is one of the nicest people in the business and it is great to see that he is being honoured here tonight. He has always been a gentleman since the first time I got to know him. I think this has come as a big surprise to him."

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Gleason, Trevis

Trevis L. Gleason is been an award-winning writer, culinarian, consultant and instructor. His memoir, Chef Interrupted, won the Prestige Award of the International Jury at the Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards, and Dingle Dinners represented Ireland in the 2018 World Cookbook Awards. Gleason is an ambassador of the Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards, a senior judge and panel chair of the Irish Quality Food Awards, judge of the Irish Hotel Awards and senior judge for the Yes Chef Magazine Awards.

An American by birth, Gleason lives in the west of County Kerry with his wife, Caryn, and their two Wheaten Terriers, Sadie and Maggie.

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Gliori, Debi

Debi Gliori was born in Glasgow and studied at the Edinburgh College of Art. Her Mr Bear series has received many awards and she continues to add to it with new titles. Debi is a full-time writer and illustrator and lives just outside Edinburgh with her four children.
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Glover, Winifred

Winifred Glover is curator of Ethnography at the Ulster Museum in Belfast. She has a particular interest in the events of the Armada, and has created a marvellous permanent exhibition of finds from the Armada wrecks. The Armada collection at the Ulster Museum is the biggest collection outside Spain.
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Gogarty, Brian

Brian Gogarty lives in Co. Derry. He has worked as the manager for a credit union. The books in the Shamrock Sean series are his first.

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