En route to Waterford, a text comes in to say a cow is calving and may cause a couple of minutes’ delay, but to head in and grab a coffee. If Irish Country Living can’t make allowances for a calving cow, then what can we make allowances for? And so, taking in the expansive vista of the bay, we enter the bright blue and bold yellow of JJ’s Truck Stop.

Inside, you’re instantly hit with that authentic American diner feel, which many of us have only experienced in the movies. To your left there’s a fruit machine, on the bottom wall is a huge world map and almost all of the remaining wall space is covered by various number plate-style signs.