Hen party tragedy victim Ruth to be laid to rest tomorrow

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Hen party tragedy victim Ruth to be laid to rest tomorrow
10:56 Friday 22nd of March 2019

Funeral arrangements have been announced Ruth Maguire (30), who was found dead in Co Louth last weekend after travelling to Carlingford with a group of 32 of pals for a hen party.

Mystery still surrounds the circumstances of the woman's death.

Co Down native Ruth, who was a mother of three children, went missing for a short time before her body was discovered in the water between Carlingford and Greenore.

Gardaí are treating Ruth’s death as a tragic accident and her family are now preparing for her funeral.

Her family have revealed that Ruth will be laid to rest in the dress she had picked out for her wedding but never got to wear.

Ruth’s death notice read: ‘Beloved partner of James, loving mother of Tyler, Lydia and Oliver, daughter of Geraldine and Malachy, sister of Raymond, Rachel and Ryan.


"Ruth will arrive at St Vincent de Paul Church in Belfast for 9am Requiem Mass on Saturday. March 23.

"Funeral afterwards to Carnmoney Cemetery for committal at 11am.

"Deeply regretted by her loving partner, children, parents, brothers, sister and family circle."

Pal Michelle McCabe said, writing under a picture posted by Ruth’s sister Rachel Wilkinson: ‘Ruth was a very special girl who touched a lot of hearts. I feel blessed to have had her as a friend.

Another pal said: ‘Beautiful photo Rachel, you look so alike. It’s just devastating, incomprehensible and so unfair. Sending you loads and loads of love.

A third wrote: ‘Rachel I have no words, My prayers & thoughts are with you all and with your beautiful baby sister xo.’

One more added: ‘Our deepest condolences to the Family of Ruth Maguire. A lovely lady with a beautiful nature. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim, their three children and all their family.’

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