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A woman has just proposed to her boyfriend on a Waterford radio station

Thankfully, he accepted.

James Murphy and Joanne Leacy
James Murphy and Joanne Leacy
Image: Beat 102

A WOMAN HAS proposed to her boyfriend live on radio.

This happened earlier today on Waterford-based station Beat 102-103 when Joanne Leacy from New Ross in Wexford popped the question to James Murphy.

Calling into The Takeover with Emma Nolan from a car being driver by her now-fianceé, Joanne said:

James Murphy I love you so much. Do you want to marry me?

Thankfully James said yes.

And while Joanne’s proposal lands in a leap year, it doesn’t quite sync up with an antiquated Irish tradition connected to reverse proposals.

According to folklore – and 2010 Amy Adams film ‘Leap Year’ – 29 February was traditionally set aside for women to propose to men.

Irish Central explains it dates to 5th century Ireland where St Brigid of Kildare gave out to St Patrick that women had to wait too long for their husbands to propose.


Source: Beat 102 103/SoundCloud

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