Body found in hunt for missing mum-of-three after she vanished on friend’s hen do in Ireland


COPS hunting for a mum-of-three who went vanished on a friend’s hen do in Ireland on Saturday have found a body.

Ruth Maguire, 30, was one of 32 women on the hen do when she disappeared – with friends only discovering she was missing when they returned to the house they were staying in.

Ruth Maguire was on a hen party in Carlingford, Co Louth, when she went missing

The mum from County Down in Northern Ireland was partying in Carlingford, Co Louth, across the border in the Republic of Ireland when she vanished.

Ruth’s friend Katrina O’Hare said the group “all headed home to house we are staying in” at 11.30pm.

The house is less than five minutes from Taaffe’s bar, where the hen party had been socialising beforehand.

Within minutes of returning to the house, they realised Ruth was not with them.

Katrina said: “This is totally out of character.”

The group, the majority of whom are from Belfast, began searching for her straight away but couldn’t find her.

A doorman heard her say she might make her way home to Newcastle, Co 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 on Saturday and are due to leave tomorrow.

Katrina said: “This is awful, just awful.”

She has appealed to Ruth to make contact immediately or for anyone who knows her whereabouts to contact the police in Carlingford in Ireland on 00353429373102.


The mum from County Down in Northern Ireland was partying in Carlingford, Co Louth[/caption]


The mum-of-three disappeared on a night out on a hen do[/caption]

We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here