I’m from Bawnboy, Co Cavan which is just six miles up the road from where I live now. When we were kids we lived in the village and we used to come home from school for our lunch. We would run down and we would run back up again.

We didn’t have a farm at home. My father was a builder but he bought a farm, thinking that if the construction business went bust he would have the farm, but he never farmed the land. He was no good with the farm at all. My mother got a cow and she used to milk the cow.