Many moons ago the well known Holly & Ivy was a strong symbol used in celebration of pagan and Christian traditions.
Used to celebrate the winter solstice as they provided a rare splash of colour in the darkest month of the year.
Thanks to all of you who have travelled the highways and byways of Ireland with me this 2018.
What laughs, chats and long tales we shared.
Remember to raise that glass all at 3pm (GMT) Christmas Day