Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rustic Chic English Wedding

A long overdue post on my gorgeous cousin's wedding in South Farm, Royston in July. While I was a guest first I did my best to capture the day. It was a stunning wedding, simply effortless. Sophisticated country chic at its best. I expected nothing less from Siobhan, who takes everything in her stride while maintaining impeccable taste every step of the way. Siobhan originally from County Clare is living in London for the past 10 years working as a senior merchandiser for Dune. She met her wonderful husband in 2010 and he proposed two years later in Bruge.

This wedding was the most relaxed happy wedding I have ever been to, the sun was shining and the laid back energy of the couple transferred to the guests, everyone was at ease and thoroughly enjoyed themselves the entire day.

Siobhan wore an elegant Charlie Brear Dress which fit like a glove on her slender figure.

Beautiful bridesmaid Ria wearing dress from Reese

© Ruth Maria Murphy 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Great Western Greenway

I cycled the Great Western Greenway a few weekends ago and really enjoyed the whole experience. I had never been to Westport. It is a picturesque and lively town. We rented bikes from Clew Bay bike hire. The lovely Fergal drove us to Achill and we cycled the 42 km back into Westport. If you are relatively fit this cycle is a breeze. Beautiful scenery and friendly interaction with locals and fellow cyclists along the way. Pop into Yvonne's cottage for a scone and tea break.

I must mention a few places in Westport to visit; the Willow Cafe Tea Room. Proper baking and quaint surroundings. The lemon drizzle is the best I have ever had. The Helm at the quays is a must for a pint or if you can get a table for dinner. Thanks to Shane who made our weekend and squeezed us in without a booking. Of the pubs in the town I was in McGings was my favourite. Matt Molloy's is a great spot too, you might be surrounded by numerous hen and stag parties though. Also recommend a visit to the grounds of the beautiful and grand Westport House.

Some of my photos of the stunning Mayo countryside along the Great Western Greenway.


© Ruth Maria Murphy 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

"Empower a Girl, Transform a Community"

A short while ago Plan Ireland invited me to write for their blog 'Because I am a Girl'. It was published today. #bciamagirl 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Endless Summer Take Me There

Quack + Dirk SS 2014 Editorial 'Endless Summer Take Me There'

Photographer: Ruth Maria Murphy
Stylist: Deirdre Mahon of Quack + Dirk
Hair and Make Up: Judy Wong and Amy Connolly
Model: Sophia Poltz @ Morgan The Agency
Location: Graphic Studio Gallery & Temple Bar area.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Portraits of the Architects

Some recent finished portraits of all the architects at superkül, an award winning Toronto based boutique architecture firm.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Mullaghmore (Irish: Mullach Mór, meaning "Great Summit") is a 180m limestone hill in the Burren in Glenquin, County Clare, Ireland. It is part of a hiking trail called the Mullaghmore Loop in the Burren National Park.

This part of Clare is so uniquely beautiful. Father Teds house is just around the corner!


Monday, January 6, 2014


Model: Shane Murphy
Shot in front of Mullaghmore in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland.
© Ruth Maria Murphy 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

Beautiful Lahinch before the recent storm

I can't believe the devastation in Lahinch from last nights storm in Ireland. I was home visiting just a week ago and walked the prom with my family. It was a wild day but still the beauty shone through. I hope it will be restored in time for summer, it is such a great part of the West and has a big place in my heart. Even though I grew up in Dublin, the north west coast of Clare was my second home and I spent summers in Lahinch.

Please enjoy my recent images of Lahinch taken on Christmas Eve 2013.


© Ruth Maria Murphy 2014