Tuesday 23 April 2019

'This is totally out of character' - friends appeal to find mother-of-three last seen leaving hen party in Co Louth

Ruth Maguire (pictured) was one of 32 women on a hen party in Carlingford in Co Louth last night. Ruth's friends are making an appeal for information after the mum of three did not arrive back to the house that they were staying in. Picture Ciara Wilkinson
Ruth Maguire (pictured) was one of 32 women on a hen party in Carlingford in Co Louth last night. Ruth's friends are making an appeal for information after the mum of three did not arrive back to the house that they were staying in. Picture Ciara Wilkinson
Ruth Maguire (pictured) was one of 32 women on a hen party in Carlingford in Co Louth last night. Ruth's friends are making an appeal for information after the mum of three did not arrive back to the house that they were staying in. Picture Ciara Wilkinson

Elaine Keogh

An appeal has been made for information after a mother-of-three went missing from a hen in Carlingford, Co Louth.

Ruth Maguire (30) was one  of 32 women on the hen and according to her friend Katrina O’Hare the group “all headed home to house we are staying in,” at 11.30pm last night.

The house is less than 5 minutes from Taaffe’s bar, where the group was before it headed home.

Within minutes they realised that Ruth was not with them and Katrina said, “this is totally out of character.”

The group, the majority from Belfast, began searching for her straight away but could not find her. 

A doorman heard her say she might make her way home to Newcastle, county Down.

However her partner and children had gone to Belfast.  This morning he drove back down to Newcastle and realised she had not returned home.

Her phone is turned off and her coat was found in the bar today. 

Ruth is tall, slim, has blonde hair and was wearing a black t-shirt saying ‘Member of Irish Bride drinking team,’ and black jeans.

The hen party arrived in Carlingford yesterday and are due to leave tomorrow.

Katrina said, “this is awful, just awful,” and has appealed to Ruth to make contact with straight away or for anyone who knows her whereabouts to contact the Gardai in Carlingford on 042- 9373102.

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