I remember Mam saying there was a woman who lived down the road who was a farmer and when I was younger I would have been hopping over the gate when she drove by drawing bales in the summer.

Dad is originally from Tipperary and his dad was a farmer, but that’s the closest connection I would have had to farming. Dad moved up to Meath when he was 18 or 19, bought a site, built a house and that was it. We had no land or anything with it.