This is how the Irish propose marriage!

Mary Kate Danaher and Sean Thornton or Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne from The Quiet Man

Mary Kate Danaher and Sean Thornton or Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne from The Quiet Man

Here’s how a proposal in Ireland might go:

Bring yer wan up ta an ould ruin, wait til it shtarts pi$$ing rain and she’ll be butther in yer hands, wha? Jus’ give her yer ould moth eaten jacket and din…propose.

“How would you like to be buried next to my people?”

or maybe, “Dim’s fine child bearin’ hips ya have on ya.”

or for those of you who are certain that you have found true love….

“You’re wha?”

Shure in the name of the great God almighty how could she refuse ya?

Before I start getting hate mail, my mother and father who were very happily married used to joke about how my father proposed to my mother with the above sayings….it’s just a joke. So don’t start throwing the rotten tomatoes, yet.

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3 thoughts on “This is how the Irish propose marriage!

  1. This is so funny! And I love how you are getting more mileage out of The Quiet Man. I remember in my visit to Ireland, the tour guide kept talking about the filming of Ryan’s Daughter.

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