At the time I figured I could bedeck my hood with a fabulous array of ornaments.
The hall was bedecked using balloons and festoons, with candle-lit tables adding to the carnival ambience.
The capital, Dublin, was bedecked in green, orange and white, with homes, offices, banks and even cars decorated with the Irish tricolour.
If there is anyone out there who is interested in helping with the preparation of the day, which includes bedecking the town in festive bunting, etc., to come along to their weekly meetings on Thursdays.
The rooms are bedecked with handmade ornaments and shimmery garlands, and stockings are hung by the chimney with care.
It was a sparkling occasion as the newly constructed conference centre in the hotel was bedecked in blue and white for the occasion.
They've already got out the Christmas cakes and puddings, and half an aisle is bedecked in holly and red and green decorations.
The entrance to the store was bedecked in hundreds of green and yellow balloons, and the store itself is just fabulous.
It will be a marvellous occasion when the counties lock horns on Saturday week, and expect a huge crowd to be there bedecked in blue and white.
The streets and cars in England might be bedecked with St George flags.