Breathnach, Séamus

Personal Details Form ('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/145
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1105
Track title(s) for this speakerTadhg Ó Mongáin - Séamus Breathnach
An Máilleach, croí gan ghangaid - Séamus Breathnach
Uimhreacha - Séamus Breathnach
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1105g1, LA_1105g2, LA_1105g3
Forename(s) (Canonical)Séamus
Surname (Canonical)Breathnach
Alias forename(s)

No data.

Alias surname(s)

No data.

County of originCo. Galway
AddressAllintober, Cornamona, Co. Galway
Date of birth No data
Place of birthnear Cornamona, Co. Galway
Nearest big town to place of birthBallinrobe, Co. Mayo
Place(s) lived age 0-6Allintober, Cornamona, Co. Galway
Place(s) lived age 7-20Allintober, Co. Galway (until age 17.5); America (from age 17.5)
Place(s) lived from age 20America (from age 17.5 till 29.5)
EducationNo formal education
Father's home placeAllintober, Cornamona, Co. Galway
Mother's home placeCrumlin (within 2 miles), Co. Galway
Father's professionSmith
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 formTomás Ó Máille, L. Ó Buachalla
Comment(s) on voice etc."Clear high voice"