Shannon, James

Personal Details Form ('Personalbogen')

Personalbogen Personalbogen

A personal details form (‘Personalbogen’) was completed for each speaker at the Doegen Scheme recording sessions 1928-31. The information displayed below is derived mainly from these forms.

Personalbogen form(s) for this speaker (RIA Library ref.)Doegen P-B/194
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1164
Track title(s) for this speakerAn t-éan óir - James Shannon
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1164g1
Forename(s) (Canonical)James
Surname (Canonical)Shannon
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • a Ciolltráin
County of originCo. Clare
AddressBallyvara, Doolin, Co. Clare
Date of birth No data
Place of birthBallyvara, Co. Clare
Nearest big town to place of birthEnnistimon, Co. Clare
Place(s) lived age 0-6Ballyvara, Co. Clare
Place(s) lived age 7-20Ballyvara, Co. Clare
Place(s) lived from age 20Ballyvara, Doolin, Co. Clare
Education"Two years of irregular attendance", Doolin, Co. Clare
Father's home placeLuogh, Doolin, Co. Clare
Mother's home placeBallyvara, Doolin, Co. Clare
Father's professionFarmer and car-man
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?No
Able to write?With difficulty (English)
Able to play a musical instrument?No
Able to sing or play modern European kinds of music?No
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formSéamus Ó Duilearga, Maolra Díolún (= Myles Dillon), Tomás Ó Máille
Comment(s) on voice etc."Palatal r between vowels pronounced almost as j in jung." (Myles Dillon)