Muireann O’Connell reveals where she got engaged

Muireann O’Connell Pic: Brian McEvoy

Muireann O’Connell is normally quite private when it comes to her personal life, but the Ireland AM presenter is opening about her engagement.

The Limerick women was celebrating the one year anniversary of her partner popping the question, during which Muireann shared a glimpse at the festivities and revealed the location of the proposal.

Posting a snap of herself and her mother, with Champaign glasses in hand, Muireann wrote: “A year and a week ago I got proposed to in this very spot… right by the kettle, so celebrating with my mother.”

A relaxed night in for a proposal, how perfect!


Muireann often keeps her relationship out of the public eye, often referring to her other half as her ‘housemate’. But shared her engagement news on Ireland AM last year. Her secret was revealed by co-hosts Tommy Bowe and Alan Hughes.

Sharing a pic on Instagram, Muireann wrote: “Just how I wanted it to happen; @tommybowe & @alanhughestv announcing my engagement to the world after they finally spotted the ring.”

Speaking about the big reveal she said that their series producer spotted the ring during the morning meeting. Tommy shared that without her input himself and Alan would never have spotted it.

He said’ “You wear so much jewellery, you’re always jingling, how are we meant to notice another bloody ring?!” After it was spotted, Muireann said that Tommy was adamant they were announcing it live on air.

Reflecting on the moment they did she shared that she never would have thought that “Alan Hughes and Tommy Bowe would be the two people telling some of my family members that I was engaged. No, I didn’t expect that to ever happen. But it’s certainly something I will remember!”

Tommy Bowe, Alan Hughes, Muireann O'Connell
Pic: Brian McEvoy

Speaking with Muireann and her co-presenter Tommy Bowe at the Virgin Media Spring Launch she joked that he could be her wedding planner; “Tommy’s been there before so he’s gonna do it for me and send me all of his Excel sheets.”

Laughing she added; “No listen, it took me long enough to kind of agree to put a ring on my finger so I think maybe I’ll get married in a decade? God knows we haven’t even thought about it.”

Continuing, she shared; “I honestly, genuinely have no idea, like I’ve organised one party in my life and that was for my 30th and that was just organising a party in my front room and my kitchen. I found that to be a pain in the hoop!”

“So when friends tell me about what it takes to organise a wedding, I want to go screaming from the room. So at this stage, my mother would have me married beside a rusty bucket if she could, though I have no idea what we’ll do.”

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