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
Dublin Ruth

No Idle Day


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 …

Lost Tours

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 …

Fashion Ruth History Ruth

Lost Tours 2016: Book here

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  The Lost Fashion History of Dublin Tours back again for another stylish summer! This year I am running the tours around the same locations from O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, South William Street, Merrion Square and The Liberties with added surprises and visits to past and present day fashion locations along the way. The tours will …

Vintage Ruth



Over the years I have heard amazing stories about Xanadu vintage store from many different people, whether it was tales about how wonderful it was – an Aladdin’s cave of amazing vintage – or how it was frequented  by Bono and Co along with Dublin’s bohemian set during the 1980s. When I found out the …

Fashion Ruth

On Tour

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People often ask me what happens on one of my #Lost Tours, what it involves and how I could possibly explain the story of fashion in Dublin over the centuries? I usually reply by saying that I try to showcase the city of Dublin through a fashion lens and use everything from architecture, ghost signs, …

Fashion Ruth

Number 21, Wicklow Street


The Lost Fashion History of Wicklow Street The famous song a Dublin Saunter has a line that says Grafton Street’s a wonderland there’s magic in the air… but what it doesn’t say is that there’s even more fashion history magic if you turn the corner for a saunter down Wicklow Street. Have you ever taken your …

History Ruth

Muriel & MacDonagh (Part 2)


As this is the calendar anniversary of the 1916 Rising I thought it would be a good day to continue my story about the love story between Muriel and MacDonagh,  if you missed Part 1  of this tale I accidentally discovered last month that they once lived as newly weds in this very apartment on Upper …

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