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This Dublin man proposed to his girlfriend with a big flash mob on Grafton Street

Are Irish men becoming…romantic?
Oct 4th 2015, 5:58 PM 22,078 53

IRISH MEN – WE love ye, but we also know you’re not big on sweeping romantic gestures. And that’s OK!

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But Dublin man Bob Keating pulled off the romantic gesture of a lifetime yesterday to propose to his girlfriend of ten years, Kelly McDonnell.

A local dance group was performing on Grafton Street, looking for all the world like any other buskers – then, the music changed to Bruno Mars’ Marry You, and Keating joined in.

He danced along…


Before scooping up their daughter, Summer, and getting down on one knee.


McDonnell said yes, and in a post on Facebook revealed that her fiancé went to dance classes to perfect his moves for the very public proposal:

So after nearly ten years Bob popped the question, and of course I said yes after I stopped crying… He went above and beyond, going to dance classes with Donna O’Neill the last few weeks, and if the proposal wasn’t enough I’m off to New York in a few days!

“I thought I was going to the Disney Shop with Summer and Bob breaks down,” she wrote.

Truly adorable. Go on ye good thing, Bob!

Source: Garrett Brennan/YouTube

The article was written by Valerie Loftus and originally posted on

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