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.