Magic at Fraoch Magic at Fraoch
As some of you know Fraoch is the Irish word for Heather. A flower which is known as a symbol of good luck and for it’s healing properties. So it is no s ...

Magic at Fraoch
Art Ruth / Wild Ruth
A Rua Ruth Year A Rua Ruth Year

At this time of year I always feel compelled to look back at the year that was, and it’s been an interesting one for me, the #LostTours and for Rua Rut ...

A Rua Ruth Year
Fashion Ruth / History Ruth
In the Press 2016 In the Press 2016
What a year for The Lost Fashion History of Dublin Tours. I have been so delighted to showcase my tours to an even wider audience and also so chuffed to be fea ...

In the Press 2016
Lost Tours
Art Ruth Wild Ruth

Magic at Fraoch

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As some of you know Fraoch is the Irish word for Heather. A flower which is known as a symbol of good luck and for it’s healing properties. So it is no surprise the that artist Fiona Hallinhan and yoga teacher/philosophy lecturer Luna Dolezal named their seasonal getaways Fraoch Retreats as they offer welcoming weekends which …

History Ruth

A Christmas Eve Postcard

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I thought I would share something which I think is very charming, a Christmas eve postcard which is almost 100 years old. It presumably came through the postbox and dropped on the mat of Kenilworth Park in Rathgar, my Grandad’s house today a century ago.

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A Cultural Christmas Gift

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I think we live in an age where we are always on the hunt for new experiences and that is what I want my #LostTours to be all about, showing people the city of Dublin with new eyes. A fashion lens if you will. As it’s the season of gifting I thought I would offer …

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18 Stafford Terrace

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I have always loved the idea of time travelling and I got as close I as I possibly could to this notion on a recent visit to London to see 18 Stafford Terrace – a Victorian house stopped in time. It was once the home of Punch cartoonist Linley Sambourne and his wife Marion Herapath. …

Fashion Ruth History Ruth

Costumes from The Crown

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I went on a lovely jaunt to London last week which led me back to many old haunts, one of them being my old work place Liberty of London. I was smitten by their Christmas window inspired by The Nutcracker which was dressed with a Royal Ballet inspired set, complete with twirling ballerina shoes and waving …

Dublin Ruth

No Idle Day

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Rua Ruth is home to stories about the romantic, rosy-tinted side of Dublin, while I choose to write about the brighter side of life in the city it doesn’t mean that I haven’t considered the dark.  I believe one of the darkest aspects of life in Dublin is our homelessness crisis, something I quite literally …

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In the Press 2016

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What a year for The Lost Fashion History of Dublin Tours. I have been so delighted to showcase my tours to an even wider audience and also so chuffed to be featured in many different publications. See the line-up of amazing articles below and thank you to everyone who supported me. The Irish Times, The …

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