Gerard Whelan

Gerard Whelan was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, and has lived and worked in several European countries. After some time living in Dublin, he has returned to live in his native Wexford. He is the author of many books for children and a multiple award-winner. His first novel, The Guns of Easter, won the Eilís Dillon Memorial Award for first-time writers. Dream Invader later won the Bisto Book of the Year Award. He has also been shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland awards. Gerard is also the author of A Winter of Spies and Out of Nowhere.

  • A Winter of Spies
  • pdf-logoDownload Chapter 3: Tension

  • Out of Nowhere
  • pdf-logoDownload Chapter 1: The Stone Room

  • The Guns of Easter
  • pdf-logoDownload Easter Monday

  • War Children
  • pdf-logoDownload Black and Tans ...

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

  • War Children

    pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to The Empty Steps, the first story in the book.

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to Mulligan's Drop, the second story in the book.

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to The King of Irishtown, the third story in the book.

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to Dead Man's Music, the fourth story in the book.

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to Services Rendered, the fifth story in the book.

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to The Poor Cow, the final story in the book.

  • The Guns of Easter

    pdf-logoDownload RBFS: Teaching ideas for fifth class from O'Brien Reading Programme

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide from O'Brien Teaching Guides Collection 1

  • A Winter of Spies

    pdf-logoDownload RBFS: Teaching ideas for sixth class from O'Brien Reading Programme

  • Dream Invader

    pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide from O'Brien Teaching Guides Collection 3

  • Out of Nowhere

    pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide for Out of Nowhere from O'Brien Teaching Guides for Second Level Schools.