Ó Cathaláin, Tomás

Biographical Note

Ó Cathaláin (Ó Cahaláin, Cahillane, Cahellane), Tomás (Thomas) (c.1862-?): Tomás Ó Cathaláin was born in Fybagh, Castlemaine, county Kerry, around 1862. He attended the local school. He was living in Fybagh for the censuses of 1901 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000890027/] and 1911 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002511252/]. He was a farmer and postmaster. He married his wife, Catherine, around 1890. They had no children.

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/35, Doegen P-B/36
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1065, LA 1066
Track title(s) for this speakerAn mac scaiptheach - Tomás Ó Cathaláin
Liam do Búrc - Tomás Ó Cathaláin
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1065d1, LA_1066d1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Tomás
Surname (Canonical)Ó Cathaláin
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Ó Cahaláin
  • Cahillane
County of originCo. Kerry
AddressFybagh, Castlemaine, Co. Kerry
Date of birth No data
Place of birthFybagh, near Castlemaine, Co. Kerry
Nearest big town to place of birthTralee, Co. Kerry
Place(s) lived age 0-6Fybagh, Co. Kerry
Place(s) lived age 7-20Fybagh, Co. Kerry
Place(s) lived from age 20Fybagh, Co. Kerry
EducationPrimary school, Fybagh, Co. Kerry
Father's home placeFybagh, Co. Kerry
Mother's home placeFybagh, Co. Kerry
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?Yes (Irish and English)
Able to write?Yes (English)
Able to play a musical instrument?No
Able to sing or play modern European kinds of music?No
ProfessionFarmer and postmaster
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formOsborn Bergin, Wilhelm Doegen, Tomás Ó Rathile
Comment(s) on voice etc."./ha mit geringem weich[em] Einschlag Kling[ende] nasalierende Stimmkraft mittlere stimmlose Konsonanz" (Wilhelm Doegen)