B.Sc. Glasgow University, 1978
Ruth has trained in Storytelling as a Healing Art, in Steiner Education,
as a teacher of Circle Dance. She has taught creative writing, storytelling
and story making with teenagers and adults in schools and community
groups for many years; has given storytelling and crafts sessions
in the Clare Museum, in libraries around Clare and has performed
at festivals around the country.
Ruth is the author of two books: Celebrating Irish Festivals
(Hawthorn Press, 2003) a hands-on guide to seasonal festivals, with
crafts, games, stories, recipes, folklore and songs. Her latest
book Clare Folk Tales (The History Press, 2013) is a collection
of gentle stories from Co Clare.
Ruth also visits schools as a ‘Heritage Expert’ through
the Heritage in Schools scheme. She teaches creative writing at