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10 very Irish romantic gestures
Who said romantic Ireland was dead and gone?

1. Going to the shop to pick up a life-saving breakfast roll/chicken fillet roll when your partner is absolutely hanging

And delivering it to you as you lie on your deathbed.


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2. Offering to go out and investigate The Big Noise in the middle of the night

You, tentatively: “I’ll go out…?”

Your partner: “No, I’ll do it.”


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3. Being a selfless martyr and letting your partner have the last Viscount biscuit/chip/slice of pizza

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4. Turning on the immersion for your partner…


5. And not scolding them when they forget to turn it off

“I love you, so I’ll let this one slide.”

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6. When your boyfriend or girlfriend picks you up after a night on the town

And you babble away in the front seat and they quietly endure it with the patience of a saint.


7. Being the one to run out to retrieve the clothes off the washing line when it starts lashing 

It’s the little things, you see.

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8. Offering your partner your jacket when it’s 2.30am on Camden Street and they’re bloody freezing

Who said chivalry was dead?

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9. Hurling insults like “sap”, “numpty” and “geebag” at each other

And knowing it’s tinged with love and affection.

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10. Uttering the words, “I’ll put on the kettle” when you arrive home after a long day in work

*content sigh*


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