The Humours of Ennistymon

  • By Davoc
  • 19 September, 2012
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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 →

Cappoquin – Ceapach Choinn (Conn’s Plot)

  • By Davoc
  • 17 September, 2012
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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 →


  • By Davoc
  • 16 September, 2012
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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 →