Himself wasn’t so sure. He hates festivals. “It’s just an excuse for putting pints in plastic glasses. And then they’re not even the full pints. The whole thing is a racket,” he says.

There’s always been some sort of a festival in Kilsudgeon. Usually, Dinny Sheehan is at the heart of it. It was only ever cancelled once because of the foot and mouth, and even then it took a court order to stop Dinny from doing it. If the Taliban themselves were camped out at the roundabout, Dinny would still have tried to put on a festival and maybe rope them in for the variety show.