She was interviewed for the special A Fair City for Love. She is on record as saying she is nothing like her screen character in Fair City. Cars do not interest her and neither do material things.
Rafter is currently on a year of absence from Fair City. She wrote her first play, Mercury Memory, during this time. She is also experimenting with novel writing but intends to eventually return to the screen.
She married IT worker Mick Quinlan in 2011.
- "A Fair City for Love". RTÉ.
- Comyn, Paddy (2 November 2003). "Orlaith Rafter: Flashy cars don't impress me much". Sunday Tribune. Retrieved 2 November 2003.
- Nolan, Lorna (5 June 2010). "Curtain up as Fair City's Orlaith pens her first play". Evening Herald (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 5 June 2010.
- Nolan, Lorna (6 May 2009). "Write stuff: Orlaith takes break from Fair City to pen her first novel". Evening Herald (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 6 May 2009.
- "Bride and joy for Fair City's Orlaith". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 21 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011.