Tuesday 23 January 2018

David Robbins: Dev was short for 'Devil' to Da - even when the Long Fellow became our neighbour

The last of the de Valera line died and was buried this week. Like her father, Emer Í Cuív was blessed with long life. She lived to 93; he died just short of his 93rd birthday.

Strangely enough, I had been thinking about Dev this week, ever since I came across an old photograph in my uncle's effects.

It was one of those sepia-tinted prints that over time take on the look of a faded painting. It was inscribed at the bottom: Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, 1933.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Don't Miss