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Retired Dunlavin teacher Florence Grace pens her first children’s book

Reporter David Medcalf sat down with retired teacher Florence Grace. The newly published author spoke of how she grew up in rural Galway and came to love Wicklow, where she taught in Dunlavin for many years

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Florence Grace with her book 'Class Act'. Photo: Joe Byrne

Florence Grace with her book 'Class Act'. Photo: Joe Byrne

Florence Grace reads from her book 'Class Act'. Photo: Joe Byrne

Florence Grace reads from her book 'Class Act'. Photo: Joe Byrne

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Florence Grace with her book 'Class Act'. Photo: Joe Byrne

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She’s a Galway girl. Though Florence Grace has spent most of her life in County Wicklow and clearly feels at home in Dunlavin, there is no escaping her roots. As a teacher, she has influenced generations of local people with her knowledge and understanding, a much-respected personality in her adopted neighbourhood. Along with husband Seamus, she has raised a family here and set up a household in the pleasant countryside south of the village.

Yet, in conversation with your reporter, she finds that she can hark back with clarity to her own childhood in a very different time, in a very different place. And now, some of the experience of her 72 years, in Galway and in Wicklow, has been distilled into a book for children – ‘Class Act’.


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