Brigid P. Gallagher aspired to becoming a doctor but it was not her destiny. Instead she embarked on studies to become one of the first natural medicine practitioners in Scotland, eventually becoming a tutor for community projects, a woman's prison, and the Open Studies and Summer Schools of Stirling University from 1993 to 1999.
In 1999, she relocated to Donegal, Ireland - the home of her ancestors. Four years later she succumbed to a mystery illness that was eventually diagnosed as fibromyalgia.
"Stopping the World" forced her to reassess her life, and creative writing became a significant aid in her recovery. She eventually retrained in organic horticulture, worked in the glorious gardens of Glenveagh Castle, and inspired children and teachers to create organic school gardens under the Heritage in Schools scheme.
Brigid retired from teaching in the spring of 2016.
"Watching the Daisies - Life lessons on the Importance of Slow" is her inspirational, self help and travel memoir. It is available in both e-book and print formats from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and all good online bookstores, and has attracted positive reviews.
Brigid's blog "Watching The Daisies" has been shortlisted for The Ireland Blog Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
By appointment only
February 25, 2020 1:02 pm local time