Meet the Author


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.

Natural Medicines

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.

Organic Horticulture

I retrained in organic horticulture, worked in the glorious gardens of Glenveagh Castle, and inspired children and teachers to create organic school gardens through The Heritage in Schools Scheme. In the spring of 2016, I retired from teaching. 

Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow

Learning to slow down has been one of my major life lessons – hence the title of this blog and my inspirational self help memoir “Watching the Daisies – Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow.

I hope that you will be inspired on your self healing journey through reading my memoir and my blog posts.

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Book Reviews

“Watching the Daisies” has attracted lots of great reviews. You can read them HERE and HERE

Book Trailer

You can also watch a book trailer HERE

Purchase Online 

Available from Amazon and Kindle Unlimited    Barnes and Noble     and all good online book stores.

You can follow me on the links below: 

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Other Publications

I have also contributed articles for Sixty and Me, Two Drops of Ink, The Mighty, WomELLE Magazine, plus Travel Stories and Highlights 2019.

Copyright 2023 Brigid P. Gallagher