Ó Cuirreáin, Séamus

Biographical Note

Comprehensive information about this speaker has been compiled by Dr Ciarán Ó Duibhín at http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~oduibhin/doegen/ocuireain_biog.htm.

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/94
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1233
Track title(s) for this speakerAn Gobán tSaor - Séamus Ó Cuirreáin
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1233d1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Séamus
Surname (Canonical)Ó Cuirreáin
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Curran
County of originCo. Donegal
AddressArdsmore Mountain (?) (Ardsmore), Gortahork, Co. Donegal
Date of birth No data
Place of birthGortahork, Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthLetterkenny, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 0-6Gortahork, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Gortahork, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived from age 20Eight and a half years in Australia; four years in America; four years going to Scotland; since then in Gortahork.
EducationNo formal education
Father's home placeGortahork, Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeInishbofin, Co. Donegal
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?No
Able to write?No
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 formMyles Dillon, M.A. O'Brien
Comment(s) on voice etc. No data