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If you're somebody who doesn't or can't drink, you probably know the struggle of trying to keep up with your plastered mates on New Years. 

You can go to the pub or club with them, but ultimately you'll either lose them or grow bored of their drunken antics. 

But for those who want to socialise, soberly, on New Years this year, there is another option. 

The Funky Seomra is an alcohol-free nightclub that has been running for the past seven years, yet mainly goes unnoticed. 

However, this year it's planning to be bigger and better than ever. 

The group is hosting an event at Filmbase in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar. The night will begin at 9pm and run until 2.30am, with tickets going for €15 or €12 from here

There will be two dancefloors, three DJs, a smoothie bar and an organic cafe from The Happy Pear… Which sounds absolutely deadly, right?! 

David Mooney, the club organiser, said that these features will make the event unlike any other.

"Having massages, musicians, cafes, all makes it a very, very different atmosphere," he told The Journal

“New Year’s Eve is our busiest night. The people who come before know what to expect, but other people are a bit unaware.

“But you’re all in it together because you’re in the middle of Temple Bar but you’re the only place with no drink.”



Very few of us jump at the chance to be the designated driver on a girls night out, but there are some occasions when a night on the tiles may be an alcohol-free experience and we all just need to accept it!

Whether you drew the short straw and promised to bring everyone home or your wallet simply can’t stretch to five double vodkas; you will at some point find yourself the only sober one in a gang of drunken mates. Uh, life!

But here, ladies, are just a few reasons why that is not The Worst Thing Ever.

You know all the effort you put into your hair and make-up? Well, isn't it nice to know that you’re going to look just as bangin’ at the end of the night as you did when you first strutted into the bar?

Hey, see your friend over there that just spilled a pint down her new dress? That’s not you for once, now rejoice!

There's no way you're going to be short changed at the bar this time. Oh no, this is NOT going to be repeat of the night you tried to buy yourself and your reflection a drink and that damn barman let you.

Bask in your clear state of mind, wily ways and tight purse strings.

You know the way you have a whole host of memories now that you've woken up? Embrace them.

How many times have you woken up from a night with the girls and had to ring yourself to find out who you were? No? Just us?

Those memories, when you are lucky enough to have them after a night out, are usually accompanied by a heaving stomach and blinding headache. Not this time. Need we say any more?

Embrace the feel-good factor, get yourself a healthy breakfast instead of your standard, 'been waiting to ring Domino’s since 9am' pizza and enjoy every nutritious morsel.

You know those texts you’re currently receiving from distraught friends who don’t know if it’s Sunday or August? That’s not you.

You know damn well it’s November and you’re going to enjoy every second of it.

There's definitely a lot to be said for abstaining from the old devil juice every once in a while, but that doesn't mean you should turn your back on those wild nights out with the girls where the blind lead the blind, the drunk dance with the drunk and the hungover comfort the hungover.

It's acceptable in your twenties so embrace it. 

You can enjoy fifty two wholesome hangover-free Sundays in your forties.