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Groom sings his heart out as his beautiful bride walks up the aisle

We’re hard-hearted cynics at the best of times – and not the biggest fans of Ronan Keating, truth be told – but this wedding video had even us dabbing at our eyes.

Shot in 2011, it shows Niall Donnelly from Omagh waiting at the altar as his beautiful bride-to-be Jill walks up the aisle – and singing from the bottom of his heart a touching rendition of Ronan Keating’s ‘This I Promise You’.

And as Jill joins Niall to say their vows, he moves into fifth gear for the last verse and there’s not a dry eye in the house, least of all from the couple themselves.

Watch.

Watch and bawl.

Although it’s a new one on us, the video has garnered over 200,000 views on YouTube since being uploaded in May 2011and has enjoyed a new lease of life on Facebook this week – presumably through being shared and shared by couples about to embark on their own nuptials.

You can imagine the conversation in kitchens around the land:

HER:: “How about if you could do something like this guy? I’d love that!”

HIM: “Mmmmmffff”

Of course, it comes as no surprise to learn that Niall – along with his lovely co-singer and sister Bronagh Hackett – is a professional musician and wedding singer, with 15 years’ experience in the trade.

We reckon this one sets the standard for grooms all over the country – Niall, you’re a hard act to live up to.