Olympic gold medal boxer Katie Taylor was left mulling over holiday offers for Ibiza or Bundoran as thousands of people finally got the chance to celebrate Team Ireland Olympians.
After joking she was on her way to the party island with team-mates Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan, the pair suggested they would prefer to let their hair down in the Donegal resort.
"I'd probably come back a raging alcoholic if I went on holidays with them," she said about the Belfast bronze medallists.
Cue silver medallist John Joe Nevin, famed for his Mullingar shuffle, offering to take the champion away but only with the blessing of coach and father Pete Taylor. "If Pete's alright with it," he said.
Not for the first time the Olympic boxers stole the show as about 5,000 people turned out in Dublin city centre to honour Team Ireland athletes.
Cian O'Connor was also on stage with his bronze medal, fresh from competing in the opening day of the Dublin Horse Show.
Some 31 members of the squad took part in the event on Dawson Street as well as back room staff. The team also enjoyed a lunch at the Mansion House before a Government reception hosted by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Farmleigh.
Dublin City Council chiefs had made plans for 20,000 people to turn up at the homecoming and the lower turnout was blamed on the poor weather.
Legendary runner Ronnie Delaney, who won gold in the 1500m in Melbourne in 1956, used the celebration to extend an invite to Taylor.
"I'd like to welcome Katie into the golden circle," he told the crowds. "And there's plenty of room in there so roll on Rio."