Florence Mary McDowell (1888 - 1977):
Writer and teacher
Florence McDowell was born in Doagh, County Antrim. She was a primary schoolteacher and her first book Other Days Around Me was written after she retired. Roses and Rainbows was published posthumously in 1986. Sam Hanna Bell said of her first book: 'For myself, I recognised with pleasure my own country childhood, in a different county, but filled with much the same sounds and sights and odours'.