Tuesday 16 January 2018

American man proposes to Irish girlfriend in the centre of Temple Bar

Matt Miller from Texas proposes to girlfriend Sarah Conn, Ballinteer at the St Patrick's Day festivities in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photo: Arthur Carron
Matt Miller from Texas proposes to girlfriend Sarah Conn, Ballinteer at the St Patrick's Day festivities in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photo: Arthur Carron

Ryan Nugent

The Irish-American connection became even stronger late into St Patrick's night - as one American flew back from the States to propose to his Irish girlfriend in the centre of Temple Bar Square.

Sarah Conn, from Ballinteer, Dublin was ecstatic when boyfriend, Matt Miller got down on one knee and produced a ring in front of more than a dozen friends and thousands more onlookers in the Dublin party hub.

Friends of the couple jumped around the cobbled streets singing and dancing in delight.

The pair met last year, when Matt was living in Ireland on a visa scheme, but when his visa expired he had to return to Texas.

"We've known each other for six months, and I came to Ireland so we could be together, so I proposed to her," Matt said.

Sarah told the Irish Independent that they initially tried having a long distance relationship.

"We met when he came over for a year and I was so devastated when he had to go back home," Sarah said.

"We tried long distance for a while, and he decided to surprise me by coming over for St Patrick's Day and now we're engaged.

"I'm going to move to America now," she added.

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