A train driver who doesn’t own a car says it was a breeze to take his bride on the DART for her 17-mile journey to get married.
ART driver Paddy Murray and his bride Meghan Aarssen traveled by train from Greystones in Co Wicklow to Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock for their big day last September.
The couple, who are featured in a RTÉ documentary about the famous Dublin commuter service, wed after a whirlwind romance.
Paddy, whose father is from Dundrum in Dublin and his mother is from Austria, was born in Brazil and has lived in several countries including the US, Mexico and Austria before moving to Ireland four years ago. Megan is from Ontario, Canada.
“I met Megan when she came over to see a mutual friend and we all met up at the Cove in Greystones to go swimming and the rest is history,” smiles Paddy, 28.
“That was in August last year and we got married in September this year. we fell in love As everyone says, if you know, you know.”
Megan (27) runs a mobile massage business in Ontario and after spending time together in Canada and Ireland and enjoying a long-distance relationship, the couple decided to hook up.
“I wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the world. I absolutely love it,” beams Paddy.
“I love the solitude in the taxi, to be alone with my own thoughts. Not only that but the views I see every time I pass around Killiney, Dalkey and along the coast, Salthill, Seapoint, Blackrock. That is wonderful for me.”
As the couple was planning their wedding date, Paddy had the idea of taking that with him Arrow to the registry office in Dublin.
“The level of comfort was enormous because even though it was a very small wedding, 11 people couldn’t have fit in a car,” he says.
“We would have had to rent three cars because we don’t own a car, we cycle everywhere. That in itself would have been a problem and parking in Dublin – forget that.”
video of the day
He was blown away by the response they got for taking the DART to their wedding.
“All my colleagues were very happy for me,” he says. “Some scolded me, others congratulated me. Then the passengers looked very surprised, others congratulated us.”
- The DART – No Ordinary Day airs tonight at 21:35 on RTÉ One.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/passengers-looked-very-surprised-the-irish-canadian-couple-and-the-dart-to-get-married-42196249.html ‘Passengers looked very surprised’ – the Irish-Canadian couple and the DART get married