Fashion Styling Masterclass at the Abbey





Fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger, Ruth McCourt from Roscommon town, will host a ‘Fashion Styling Masterclass’ event in the Abbey Hotel on Sunday, June 30th from 1 to 5 pm.

  Ruth, who created the ‘Fashion Truth by Ruth’ blog, will be joined on the day by Director of Simone Mahler Dermo-Cosmetics, Catherine Geraghty; celebrity make-up artist Sandra Gillen and current Mr. Ireland, Wayne Walsh.

  Ruth spoke to the Roscommon People earlier this week and said she was looking forward to the upcoming event.

  “I’m up first with a fashion show. We have models from the Catwalk Models Agency and we’ll feature clothes from a selection of shops in Athlone Town Centre as well as Born Clothing in Roscommon town. I’ll also be doing something with the upcoming races in mind.

  “Catherine Geraghty will then give a talk about her cosmetic brand and there will be some spot prizes on offer from Simone Mahler Dermo-Cosmetics too.

  “Celebrity make-up artist Sandra Gillen will give a make-up demonstration. Sandra was the make-up artist for ‘Dancing with the Stars’, which was on TV recently. She will also be looking to tie some of her tips in with the summer racing season,” she said.

  Current Mr. Ireland Wayne Walsh will be giving a Health and Wellness talk but he’ll also be touching on mental health, as Ruth explained.

  “Wayne will be competing at the Mr. World competition in August and a couple of months ago he gave an interview where he discussed his experience with depression. In the future he wants to give talks to young people about these issues and he will be touching on mental health at this event,” she said.

  The ‘Galway Player’ of iRadio fame will be the MC on the day and he will hold a couch discussion with Wayne Walsh as they delve into health and wellness.

  Some of Ireland’s biggest cosmetics and clothing companies will also be involved in this Fashion Styling Masterclass and Ruth will pick the Best Dressed Lady on the day with the winner receiving a hamper worth €300 from The Lilac Rooms.

  “It’s a chance for people to get dressed up and have a day out. There will also be plenty of pop-up shops on the day as well as spot prizes too. Proceeds from our raffle will go towards the Join Our Boys Trust, who will have a stand at the event.

  “Every guest at the event will receive a goodie bag worth over €100 and we have some great goodies in there including clothing, cosmetics and MJ Farrell Jewellery vouchers,” she said.

  The Fashion Styling Masterclass will take place on Sunday, June 30th from 1 to 5 pm. Tickets cost €50 and are available online from