When it's this oppressively cold, it's awfully tempting to just curl up perfectly still at home and simply wait for the winter to feck off again — but thankfully there are plenty of ways to kill some time while remaining nice and toasty.
What the hell are you talking about, I hear you cry. First of all, calm down sir.
Secondly, this is what I'm talking about.
1. Go for a bowl of coddle
Reconnect with old Dublin with a hearty bowl of this traditional dish, which is guaranteed to hit the spot during these wintry days.
And it just so happens we know a great place for it.
2. Visit 5 Quests
Possibly the most fun you can have with three layers of clothes on.
At 5 Quests, you use a series of clues, hints and puzzles to escape a locked room. It's fun, challenging and invites teamwork, so it's a right auld laugh altogether.
Find more info here.
3. Stay in and make an extravagant dinner
Maybe you'd just rather stay at home, but you don't just want to vegetate with a takeaway and Netflix (although that's a totally acceptable option). So it's the perfect opportunity to make an elaborate meal for you and some mates.
Luckily, we've plenty of savage recipes right here in our recipe section for your own personal Come Dine With Me.
4. Have a few cosy drinks
Maybe you're considering going for a few pints later but you don't want to give up the comfort of home, luckily the supremely comfortable and most Christmassy pub in Dublin has just finished putting up its decorations and they're waiting for you to visit.
5. Go see Murder On The Orient Express
Sometimes you just can't beat a good popcorn movie on a lazy Sunday.
This film tells the story of a curious killing which takes place on the exotic Orient Express, a train upon which, unfortunately for the murderer, the world's greatest detective just so happens to be a passenger.
With a stellar ensemble cast including Kenneth Branagh, Judy Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Willem Dafoe and Johnny Depp, Murder On The Orient Express is one of those films you just have to see in the cinema.