Brian Gallagher

Brian Gallagher

BRIAN GALLAGHER was born in Dublin. He is a full-time writer whose plays and short stories have been produced in Ireland, Britain and Canada. He has worked extensively in radio and television, writing many dramas and documentaries.

Brian is the author of four adult novels, and his other books of historical fiction for young readers are One Good Turn and Friend or Foe – both set in Dublin in 1916; Stormclouds, which takes place in Northern Ireland during the turbulent summer of 1969; Secrets and Shadows, a spy novel that begins with the North Strand bombings during the Second World War; Taking Sides, about the Irish Civil War; Across the Divide, set during the 1913 Lockout, Arrivals, a time-slip novel set between modern and early-twentieth-century Ontario, and Pawns, set during Ireland’s War of Independence. Brian lives with his family in Dublin.

Find out more about Brian's books at briangallagherwriter.com

Arrivals - How long can a secret be kept?

Stormclouds - New Friends. Old Differences.

Across the Divide

Secrets and Shadows - Two friends in a world at war

Taking Sides - A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart.

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

Arrivals - How long can a secret be kept?

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book by Aisling Hamill

Friend or Foe - 1916: Which side are you on?

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book by Peter Heaney

Pawns - Ireland's War of Independence

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book by Nicola Heaney

Resistance - In a Nazi-Occupied Ireland, Where Would You Stand?

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book by Nicola Heaney

Spies - Ireland’s War of Independence. United friends ... divided loyalties

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book by Nicola Heaney

Stormclouds - New Friends. Old Differences.

Winds of Change - Three Children Caught Up In Ireland’s Land War

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book by Nicola Heaney

Across the Divide

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide and class project ideas by Peter Heaney

Secrets and Shadows - Two friends in a world at war

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book by Peter Heaney

Taking Sides - A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart.

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book by Peter Heaney

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Winds of Change

Three Children Caught Up In Ireland’s Land War

Taking Sides

A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart.

Stormclouds

New Friends. Old Differences.

Spies

Ireland’s War of Independence. United friends ... divided loyalties

Secrets and Shadows

Two friends in a world at war

Resistance

In a Nazi-Occupied Ireland, Where Would You Stand?

Pawns

Ireland's War of Independence

Friend or Foe

1916: Which side are you on?

Arrivals

How long can a secret be kept?