Children’s Workshops

Gerry has been leading creative writing workshops in Primary schools since 2004 and has worked with over 100 schools to date.

Gerry believes that the best learning often comes from having fun with the subject and has a multitude of ideas to make that fun experience happen naturally and productively. His objective in the classroom has always been to make the learning experience an enjoyable one for all the pupils.

Gerry usually reads from his popular grizzly bear books and from his newest book for children, The Secret Lives of Mothers’, a collection of 50 funny and occasionally thought-provoking poems.

Gerry visits schools for a full day or a half-a-day, and can do one-off sessions, five-weekly sessions, or a series lasting a full school term.

Some of the schools Gerry has worked with:

Abbey Boys (Roscommon), Ardvarney, Arigna, Attirory, Aughrim, Ballinacarrow, Ballinagar,      Ballinameen, Ballinamore, Ballinlough, Ballintleva, Ballintubber, Ballisodare, Ballyfarnon,  Ballymurray, Belturbet, Boyle Parochial School, Brideswell, Carberry, Carniskea, Carraroe  (Sligo), Carrigallen, Castleplunkett, Cloonboniffe, Clooneyquin, Cloonfour, Cootehall, Corrigeenroe, Creevelea, Croghan, Cul Fada, Dangan (Kilmore), Differeen, Drumboylan, Drumcong, Drumeela, Drumkeerin, Drumlea, Elphin, Fairymount, Frenchpark, Fuerty, Gaelscoil Roscommon, Geevagh, Glanduff/Kiltoom, Grange, High Park Dromard, Holy Family Tubbercurry, Hunt (Mohill), Keadue, Kilmurry, Kilnagros, Kilross, Kiltrustan, Knockminna, Leitrim, Lisacul, Loughglynn, Mastersons (Manorhamilton), Melview (Longford), Mullaghroe, Mercy Sligo, Rathcroghan (Rathlee), Riverstown, Roscommon Convent, Rossan, Roxboro, Runamoate, St Anne’s Castlerea, St Attracta’s Ballaghaderreen, St Brigid’s Ballinamore, St Clare’s Cavan, St John’s Sligo, St Josephs Boys Boyle, St Joseph’s Culleens, St Mary’s Templeboy, Scrabbagh, Slatta, Strabaggan, Tarmon, Templeboy, Tisrara and Woodbrook.

Read some testimonials below from Gerry’s workshops with school children.

For more information including costs, contact Gerry at or 087 6397557.