ORDER “The Humours of Ennistymon”

  • By Davoc
  • 13 October, 2012
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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 →

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 →

Over The Edge

  • By Davoc
  • 13 January, 2011
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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

  • By Davoc
  • 28 May, 2010
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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

  • By Davoc
  • 21 August, 2009
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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

  • By Davoc
  • 4 March, 2009
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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!

  • By Davoc
  • 4 March, 2009
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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!

  • By Davoc
  • 4 March, 2009
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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 →