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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 …

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    Rua Ruth loves…

    It’s been an inspiring week, spring has hit Dublin and blossoms are on the wing, here’s what I am loving along with brighter days and budding flowers… I was at Offset this weekend and truly inspired by the imaginary world of Annie Atkins I  was mesmerised by her presentation about how she produced the charmingly kooky …

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    Rua Ruth Loves…

    It’s a week of love thanks to a certain St. Valentine so my Ruaruth Loves post this week is going to be even more rose-mantic than ever! Let’s kick off with a Dublin love-story and there’s none that has captured the hearts of artists and musicians alike than the love-story of Patrick Kavanagh and Dr. Hilary Moriarty. …

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    Costumes Parisiens

    Costume Parisiens is a new fashion exhibition just opened in the Chester Beatty library in Dublin Castle. It showcases fashion plates from 1912-1914 from Journal des Dames et des Modes alongside costume of the time from The Ulster Museum. It is fantastic to have a fashion exhibition of this kind in Dublin and also an exciting opportunity to …

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    The Handkerchief Tree

      If you go down to Merrion Square today you are in for a big surprise. Not only are the Street Performance World Championships on this weekend but there is an exquisite outdoor art installation by artist Miriam Mc Connan. It is called The Touring Tama Tree and is inspired by the artist’s experiences living …

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    Pegasus

    Ahh Pegasus what a majestic and mythical creature! I love this beautiful statue which flanks the fountain at Powerscourt Gardens in Wicklow. These  golden winged creatures are mighty enough to make you believe in their legend. I first came across Pegasus when I worked with a Greek girl in London. She was the managers of …

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