And just like that, summer was over.
Given the disappointing weather over the past couple of months, you'd be forgiven for feeling a bit hard done by. Aside from some pleasant enough days here and there, it's fair to say that summer 2019 never really kicked off here in Ireland.
We'll just have to hope that next year is an improvement but until then at least we have some cosy autumn nights on the sofa to look forward to. As always at this time of year, The Late Late Show returns for a brand new series and the first episode will feature of the biggest names of the so-called summer.
Joining Ryan Tubridy on the sofa will be Love Island sensation Maura Higgins as well as the winners of this year's reality show, namely Limerick's Greg O'Shea and his partner Amber Gill. The trio are bound to have plenty to talk about after their antics in the villa and we're bound to hear about Greg and Amber's plans for the future as well as Maura's relationship with Curtis Pritchard.
Singer Sinéad O'Connor, who always has plenty to say will also be appearing as will Irish comedian Aisling Bea fresh off the back of the success of her Channel 4 comedy series This Way Up.
The new series of The Late Late Show gets underway this Friday at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.