Ní Arbhasaigh, Máire

Biographical Note

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

Personal Details Form ('Personalbogen')

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/85, Doegen P-B/86
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1224, LA 1225
Track title(s) for this speakerÚirchill an Chreagáin (cuid 1) - Máire Ní Arbhasaigh
Úirchill an Chreagáin (cuid 2) - Máire Ní Arbhasaigh
Aige bruach Dhún Réimhe - Máire Ní Arbhasaigh
Tá mé buartha - Máire Ní Arbhasaigh
Caitríon Ní Mhóra, an óigbhean mhaiseach - Máire Ní Arbhasaigh
Sé mo léan go bhfacha mé - Máire Ní Arbhasaigh
Uimhreacha - Máire Ní Arbhasaigh
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1224d1, LA_1224d2, LA_1224d3, LA_1225d1, LA_1225d2, LA_1225d3, LA_1225d4
Forename(s) (Canonical)Máire
Surname (Canonical)Ní Arbhasaigh
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Harvey
County of originCo. Armagh
AddressClonalig, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh
Date of birth No data
Place of birthClonalig, Co. Armagh
Nearest big town to place of birthCrossmaglen, Co. Armagh
Place(s) lived age 0-6Clonalig, Co. Armagh
Place(s) lived age 7-20Clonalig, Co. Armagh
Place(s) lived from age 20Spent seven years in America.
EducationPrimary school, Clonalig National School, Co. Armagh
Father's home placeClonalig, Co. Armagh
Mother's home placeClonalig, Co. Armagh
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish and English
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?Yes (English)
Able to write?Yes (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 formMyles Dillon, Éamonn Ó Tuathail
Comment(s) on voice etc."Very weak voice. Speaker has long lost the habit of speaking Irish and has few teeth." (Myles Dillon)