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
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Book Lost Tours 2017

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And so it begins! I am delighted to reveal my summer series of The Lost Fashion History of Dublin 2017. This is my third year running the tours and I love bringing everyone on a time travelling historic shopping trip around Dublin to see the past and present day sartorial gems the city has to …

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Fashion in Art

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I had a whirlwind trip to New York for a wedding last September which meant I had a chance to see all the cultural delights the city has to offer. I returned with a memory card full of photos and a head full of fashion stories which I would like to share with you here …

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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. …

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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 …

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