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Grainne Rafferty is an actress, writer, producer and theatre facilitator. Her film "Selkie" - which was made during the lockdown, has received critical acclaim. 

Grainne Rafferty has been involved in the arts for the past 15 years, last year during Covid, when theatres were badly affected after being forced to close their doors, she returned to her childhood dream of writing stories.

Influenced by a seal who came to Clogherhead, Grainne penned and narrated the stunning film "Selkie" - the mythological creature from Irish, Scottish and Orkney and the Shetland Islands folklore.

The mother of two who once feared swimming, has come to love the water and has developed a number of stories influenced by the sea. She focuses on women and children, particularly from old Irish stories.

Grainne has also been influenced in her work by her beloved late mother Doreen Rafferty.

Doreen who was a huge influence on her life, left a treasured card for Grainne after she passed, saying how much she loved her now, and always will, which is reflected in this beautiful film.

Grainne has welcomed the reopening of the arts world and is currently putting the final touches to her new work.

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