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The story of Davra

Did you wonder where our name comes from?

The name Davra originates from one of the most famous tales of Irish imaginative literature. The Children of Lir. Like most of the best tales, founded partly in fact and fiction. The image you see below is of the mystical Lough Derravaragh, where our name stems from. Located in Co. West Meath near the center of Ireland.

As the tale goes

Lir was a chieftain of the Tuatha de Danann tribe. Upon the death of his wife, the then king offered Lir the choice of one of his three beautiful foster-daughters in marriage, as a gesture of friendship. Lir chose Aobh the eldest who bore him four beautiful children: Fionnuala, Aodh, Fiachra, and Conn. However tragedy struck again, and Aobh died. Lir was heartbroken, and he too would have died but for the great love he had for his children. Lir remarried Aobh’s sister Aoife, but this marriage was not as joyous. At the beginning Aoife looked after the children with a mother’s love, but evil touched her heart and she became insanely jealous of Lir’s love for his children.

One morning when Lir was away hunting, Aoife took the children out in her chariot to visit their grandfather Bodhbh Dearg. Stopping at Lough Derravaragh, she led the children to the water to bathe. As soon as they were on the lake she struck them with a magic wand, changing them into four beautiful swans. She decreed that they should spend 300 years on Lough Derravaragh, 300 years on the Sea of Moyle (North Channel) and 300 years on the Bay of Erris, Co Mayo. Throughout their 300 years on Lough Derravaragh, great crowds frequently camped on the shore to listen to the singing of the swans. Click on the image to read the full version.

“We chose Davra because it was the place where the children were at their happiest, it represents tranquility & peace.” – Paul Glynn CEO

Modern-day Davra (Derravaragh)

Davra was founded in 2012 by a team of big data and data analytics veterans.  The core ownership previously  ran a successful Irish networks company called Crannog, which was acquired by Fluke Corporation. Davra is recognized by Gartner as the leading Global Private IIOT Platform company in its Industrial IOT Platform Magic Quadrant 2019, 2020 & 2021.

We have 4 international offices across the globe in Ireland, the UK, Italy and the US. Davra provides solutions  across various sectors ranging from digital healthcare, manufacturing to smart cities.

Globally we have 1000+ clients, and manage data from over 400,000 end points (sensors, camera, gateways, drones). Our partners help us to achieve our clients goals all over the world ensuring we have global connectivity for all aspects of your solution.

Interested in developing an IoT strategy?

If you would like to find out more about digitizing aspects of your business. Connect with our IoT experts today  :

•    Gerry Mc Donnell VP Sales & Business Development.

•    Anthony Sayers Director of IoT Ecosystems.


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