My name is Brigid P. Gallagher, and I live in County Donegal, an area of outstanding natural beauty on the north west corner of Ireland.
I have a passion for gardening and Nature.
Although I aspired to becoming a doctor, it was not my destiny. Instead I 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, I relocated to Donegal, Ireland – the home of my ancestors. Four years later I succumbed to a mystery illness that was eventually diagnosed as fibromyalgia.
“Stopping the World” forced me to reassess my life, and creative writing became a significant aid in my recovery.
I retrained in organic horticulture, worked in the glorious gardens of Glenveagh Castle, and inspired children and teachers to create organic school gardens. In the spring of 2016, I retired from teaching.
Learning to slow down has been one of my major life lessons – hence the title of this blog and my memoir “Watching the Daisies – Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow,” which you can learn more about HERE
I have articles published on Fred’s Blog, “Sixty and Me”, “The Mighty” and “WomELLE” magazine.
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