Author Visit – Gerard Whelan

Thursday 15th October, 10am, 11.30am, 1.00pm

In 1916 the people of Ireland stood divided; torn between propaganda against the Germans in the Great War and on the other side, the King. Gerard gives a wonderful sense of the people involved on both sides of this uprising and presents the humanity of soldiers and loyalists, while placing this conflict in its European context.

Gerard Whelan is the author of many books for children as well as being a multiple award-winner. His first novel, The Guns of Easter won the Eilís Dillion

Memorial Award for first-time writers. Dream Invader later won the Bisto Book of the year Award. He has also been short listed for the Reading Association of Ireland awards, and is the author of A Winter of Spies and Out of Nowhere. Gerard will speak to the children about his life as a writer and give the children an opportunity to delve deeper into his books with a Q&A session.

Age: 11-12

Booking via Central Library 074 9124950