Girls Allowed: Kathryn Thomas has fun in the sun on a winter break with pals
IT WAS New Year, new start, for newly single Kathryn Thomas, who is having fun on a girls-only holiday.
The RTE presenter, who is single again at the age of 34, was looking far from heartbroken as she enjoyed some cocktails with the girls during the sun-kissed holiday in Spain.
The Carlow native is holidaying with her sister Linda and close pal Mary Kay Sheehy in Spain, where they have rented a villa.
Showing off her slim figure in a navy and red bikini, Kathryn was all smiles as she posed for holiday snaps and showed no sign of heartache following her split with boyfriend of five years, Enda Waters.
She rang in the New Year holding a cocktail as she laughed and joked along with the girls.
Kathryn and Garda Enda parted ways in July.
And Kathryn has admitted that it was tough for the former couple to go their separate ways.
Although the couple parted last July, it was not until November that their break-up became public.
"It was good to have my own time to get my head around it and deal with it, because it's not called a break-up for nothing.
"It's horrendous for anyone to go through," she said.
"The good thing is, we are still good friends.
"There is always going to be a huge sadness for a while.
"When you spend five-and-a-half years with somebody, it's a long time and it's an adjustment; I think I'm still adjusting."
She added: "I'm generally a positive person. I think I do throw myself into work and my own friends and, for me, that's a coping mechanism."
Kathryn also credited having "great friends and family" for helping her get through the split.
And once she is back on Irish shores it will be straight back into work for Kathryn who will have her hands full presenting Operation Transformation and The Voice of Ireland.