Once everyone arrived it was decided to head towards the Ha’penny Bridge. There we were rewarded with a lovely sunset, a bustling atmosphere and the colourful lights of Millennium Bridge.
From here most of the group decided to head back down the river towards the Samuel Beckett Bridge, while one member took the scenic route via Central Plaza and Trinity College.
The Samuel Beckett Bridge was bedecked in turquoise and pink lights, moving in circular and fanned formations, which although not festive were certainly impressive. By this time the light show at the Custom House had started and it was truly amazing. The beautiful building became a screen for projections which started with stars and colourful planets and went on to include unicorns, the rolling waves of the sea and even a giant red octopus.
By now the cold was catching up with us so we decided to retire to the nearby Workshop Pub for a Christmas drink.
Everyone agreed that despite the chilly conditions it was a very enjoyable outing and a great way to round off the year.
Some images (click on an image to open in full-screen mode) from the outing can be seen below: