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South East women urged to pop the question #AskYourMan

South East women urged to pop the question #AskYourMan

This Monday is February 29th - a date we only get to experience once every 4 years.

The earth rotates the sun every 365 days and six hours - so the leap year was introduced in 1752 and every 4 years after that to reallign the orbit.

Traditionally it is also known as the date that women are allowed to ask men for their hand in marriage, as opposed to the other way round.

Ahead of Monday the Woodford Dolmen Hotel in Carlow have launched a hashtag "Ask Your Man" campaign, to encourage women to muster up the courage to pop the question.

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Marketing manager at the hotel Ashling Maher says there shouldn't be a stigma attached to the idea.

"We're in a very modern age now and while it's lovely to hold on to some old traditions we don't all live by everything in the past. Many modern women out there don't wait for the man [to ask] because sometimes men need a bit of a nudge as well."

Meanwhile, we're no strangers to wedding proposals here in Beat , 4 years ago Laura Sweeney asked PJ Colville to marry her.

Laura Sweeney from Cashel in Tipperary came out as the winner in the Leap Day competition after she had been going out with her boyfriend P.J Colville also from Cashel for ten years.

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While in January 2016 Joanne Leacy from New Ross in Wexford surprised everyone on Beatย  by popping the question to her long time boyfriend James Murphy.

James was behind the wheel at the time of the call duringย  The Takeover with Emma Nolan and said yes immediately. He had absolutely no idea that it was coming.

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