First Dates Ireland lesbian couple gets engaged in beautiful proposal

Shannon Whelan proposed to her lesbian partner Ciara Smyth on February 15, 2019

A lesbian couple who met on the Irish edition of First Dates is now engaged.

Shannon Whelan proposed to Ciara Smyth on February 15, after the pair met during an episode of the show in 2017.

A clip of Whelan getting down on one knee at her own 21st birthday party, posted by Irish TV channel RTÉ, makes for joyous viewing.

In the video, Whelan is up on stage talking to the crowd, when she reveals that she had popped a different question to Smyth’s mother, Pat.

“I asked Pat there the other night, I was on the phone to her—Ciara doesn’t know this, but I was saying to her, over Christmas I was talking to them and I was asking them for their permission.”

After screams from some in the audience, the Dubliner walks down off the stage, bends down and takes her partner’s hand.

Lesbian couple Shannon Whelan and Ciara Smyth kiss on First Dates

First Dates Ireland’s first lesbian couple to get engaged share a kiss (RTE)

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