For many people, Kildare is a go through county as opposed to a go to county. Its proximity to Dublin makes it a conduit for the countless roads leading in and out of the capital. Driving on the by-roads offers motorists a different perspective, and is a welcome change from the monotony of the motorway.

The land looks good – large, level fields, well managed and fertile. A series of old disused mills dominate the landscape approaching every town and village. These mills serve as a reminder of Kildare’s past – a provider of grain to Dublin and beyond.