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ORDER “The Humours of Ennistymon”

The Humours of Ennistymon is the debut album from tin whistle player Davoc Rynne. He gathered some family and friends in the Courthouse Studio in Ennistymon recently. Great tunes with … Continue Reading →


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The Humours of Ennistymon

It is 1952 I am cycling to my piano music classes with “Madam” Dunne in the townland of Firmount about three miles from the village of Prosperous in County Kildare.  … Continue Reading →


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Cappoquin – Ceapach Choinn (Conn’s Plot)

Cappoquin – Ceapach Choinn is in County Waterford and directly translated means Conn’s Plot.  Even Joyce’s “Names and Places” does not know who Conn was.  So the plot thickens!  Ah … Continue Reading →


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Barrowlands

Barrowlands God bless Shannon Airport, Ryanair, Prestwick and the Scottish commuter ‘Dart’ for the transportation of this old fan to Glasgow.  And of course Anne, my lifetime minder who carried … Continue Reading →


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Over The Edge

Published in In Dublin on 16th June 1983 One day, Davoc Rynne couldn’t take it anymore. The pub was quiet.  Conversation was at low ebb.  People in the kitchen were … Continue Reading →


Ten years of Irish-Celt on eBay

On the 3rd  November 1998 – according to my reliable diary, I was in the townland of Ardnacrusha on the banks of the mighty river Shannon in the county of … Continue Reading →


The Secret Keepers

This was a conspiracy of the highest order, an undercover project of gigantic proportions.  Months and months of planning, organisation and synchronisation across several countries, indeed continents, not to mention … Continue Reading →


On The Road

We are on the road again heading west and there is an air of excitement in the car. Far off fields are definitely greener and around every corner another surprise. … Continue Reading →


Hold On! Don't Throw that away!

Hold on! Think before you light the fire with that piece of paper! What? I’m not trying to be funny – this is serious. Most people realise that there is … Continue Reading →


Ephemera – a great word is back in fashion!

A great word has been resurrected recently – Ephemera, meaning anything of yesterday. For example, autographs of famous people, living or dead, old invoices, comics, posters, beer and whiskey labels, … Continue Reading →