Brian Gallagher

Brian Gallagher 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. He collaborated with composer Shaun Purcell on the musical, Larkin, for which he wrote the book and lyrics, and on Winds of Change for RTE’s Lyric FM.

Brian is the author of six books of historical fiction for young readers: Brian is the author of six books of historical fiction for young readers: Friend or Foe, set during the 1916 Easter Rising, and Across the Divide, set during the 1913 Dublin Lockout, have been particularly popular to the general reader, schools and One Book One Community projects. Brian is also the author of four adult novels.

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?

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

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Pawns - Ireland's War of Independence

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book by Nicola Heaney

Stormclouds - New Friends. Old Differences.

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Across the Divide

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Secrets and Shadows - Two friends in a world at war

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book by Peter Heaney

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

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