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Darragh McCullough: A brief break in the west was a reality check about what may lie ahead of us

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Darragh McCullough pictured on his farm in Stamullen, Co. Meath. Picture credit; Damien Eagers / INM

Darragh McCullough pictured on his farm in Stamullen, Co. Meath. Picture credit; Damien Eagers / INM

Bringing home the bacon: Some B&Bs have been reduced to offering a paltry B only

Bringing home the bacon: Some B&Bs have been reduced to offering a paltry B only

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Darragh McCullough pictured on his farm in Stamullen, Co. Meath. Picture credit; Damien Eagers / INM

I rang my better half just after lunch last week.

"Right, let's head away somewhere," I said in a defeated tone.

"Okaaay," she answered tentatively. "What's wrong?" she added, a worried note creeping into her voice.