It was about 6pm on Tuesday when Dr Ciara Kelly got a call that would mean St Patrick's Day 2020 would forever be etched in her memory.
She had been tested for coronavirus in her house in Greystones two days previously by a paramedic dressed in a hazmat suit after she developed symptoms of Covid-19 over the weekend.
The former 'Operation Transformation' star immediately self-isolated and on Tuesday evening, she got a call from the HSE's public health team that would confirm her worst suspicions.
"It was definitely a Patrick's Day to remember alright," she told the Irish Independent.
"I'm a bit rough. I feel like I have a bad flu, that's what it feels like, but it's totally manageable, it's just I've had better days.
"I feel as if it's stable and unpleasant, but I want to be very clear that it feels very manageable; that you can take paracetamol for it and go to bed. Don't feel frightened or that in any way that you can't get through it or let that be a concern."
What first alerted her to a possible case of the disease was that her chest got tight over the weekend and her breathing "wasn't great".
She said that she's never sick, so she was immediately suspicious that she may have contracted coronavirus and contacted the HSE as soon as she started showing symptoms.
The 'Newstalk' presenter opted to broadcast her show from the hot-press of her home on Tuesday to raise awareness about what signs and symptoms to look out for.
She said it's "clearly easy enough to get" the virus, given that she was already observing social distancing, was vigilant about handwashing and she had not been to a high-risk area.
She said she was "ahead of the curve" when it came to those measures to minimise the possible spread.
Another family member had shown similar symptoms a few days ago and was tested before she was, but she said they had not yet had a result back.
"I'm guessing I got it off a family member, but I really don't know, so I think we're probably looking at a future where we will struggle to know where we have got it," she continued.
"The message I would put out is this - I didn't know of any first-hand contact.
"I didn't travel anywhere odd and I was already coughing in my elbow, washing my hands and doing all the things," she said.
"So it's clearly easy enough to get, so social distancing is very important, so people need to stick with that and mind themselves very much."
She also revealed that she plans to lend her services to the HSE during the ongoing crisis once she's fully recovered and she is no longer infectious.
"I'm thinking of seeing patients again when I am no longer infectious," she said.
She said it's been a "very peculiar time" for her and her family, but she will keep doing her 'Newstalk' show for as long as she can.
Dr Kelly added that all her neighbours and friends have been "so lovely and so kind" during this difficult time.