Ó Céilleachair, Domhnall


Domhnall Ó Céilleachair (with the kind permission of the National
                  Folklore Collection, UCD)
Domhnall Ó Céilleachair (with the kind permission of the National Folklore Collection, UCD)

Biographical Note

Ó Céilleachair (Ó Céileachair, Kelleher), Domhnall (Dónal, Dónall Bán, Daniel) (1871-1950): One of seventeen children of Pádraig Ó Céilleachair (Patrick Kelleher) and Nóra Ní Loingsigh (Hanora Kelleher), he was born 1 November 1871 in Coolea, county Cork, and was living there with his family during the censuses of 1901 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000546874/] and 1911 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001972983/]. Domhnall went to primary school in Coolea and attended night school there as an adult also. He was one of only three of the children in his family who didn't emigrate and he inherited his father's farm. He married Siobhán Ní Mhulláin of Scrahanagown in 1908. They had four sons and two daughters. One of his sons was the writer Donncha Ó Céileachair. Domhnall died on Saint Brigid's Day 1950. Folkloric material collected from him is stored in the National Folklore Collection, UCD. Further information about his life may be found in his autobiography, Scéal Mo Bheatha (Dublin, 1948).

Personal Details Form ('Personalbogen')

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/5, Doegen P-B/6
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1035, LA 1036
Track title(s) for this speakerAn mac scaiptheach - Domhnall Ó Céilleachair
Uimhreacha - Domhnall Ó Céilleachair
An feirmeoir agus an buachaill - Domhnall Ó Céilleachair
An feirmeoir agus an bacach; laethanta na seachtaine; focail - Domhnall Ó Céilleachair
An feirmeoir agus an buachaill (cuid 1) - Domhnall Ó Céilleachair

Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1035d1, LA_1035d2, LA_1036d1, LA_1036d2, LA_1036d3, LA_1036d4_
Forename(s) (Canonical)Domhnall
Surname (Canonical)Ó Céilleachair
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Ó Céileachair
County of originCo. Cork
AddressCoolea, Ballyvourney, Co. Cork
Date of birth1871-11-01
Place of birthCoolea, Co. Cork
Nearest big town to place of birthMacroom, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived age 0-6Coolea, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived age 7-20Coolea, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived from age 20Coolea, Co. Cork
EducationPrimary school, Coolea, Co. Cork
Father's home placeCoolea, Co. Cork
Mother's home placeCoolea, Co. Cork
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?Yes (Irish and English)
Able to write?Yes (Irish and 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 formOsborn Bergin, Tadhg Ó Donnchadha, Wilhelm Doegen
Comment(s) on voice etc. No data