Nearly half of us visit pub on December 24
When it comes to drinking during the festive season, it seems Christmas Eve is the most popular day to visit the pub.
Almost three-quarters of us will visit the pub at least once this Christmas, and Christmas Eve is by far the nation's favourite night out over the festive period, according to an online poll conducted by the Vintners' Federation of Ireland (VFI).
The poll of more than 6,000 Irish people found that December 24, with 45pc of the vote, is the most popular time to visit the pub.
St Stephen's Day (43pc) - our second favourite night out - loses out despite being a huge day on the sports calendar, with racing at Leopardstown and a full football schedule across the Irish Sea.
"As our poll highlights, visiting the local pub to meet family and friends is an essential part of Christmas," said VFI chief executive Padraig Cribben.
"Socialising in the warm, convivial and safe atmosphere offered by your local publican is a great way to spend some time during the festive period."