Ó Scolaí, Séamas

Biographical Note

Ó Scolaí (Ó Sgolaí, Scully), Séamas (James, Jacobus) (1868-?): Séamas Ó Scolaí was born in Crossterry, Glengarriff, county Cork, on 21 April 1868. His parents were Jeremiah Scully and Catherine Sullivan. Both he and his father were farmers. He received no formal education. He lived in Crossterry throughout his life, except for periods he spent in Wales as an adult. He married his wife, Julia, around 1902. They had three daughters and one son in 1911. See the censuses of 1901 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000499101/] and 1911 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001824261/].

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/49, Doegen P-B/50
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1079, LA 1080
Track title(s) for this speakerAn buachaill aimsire agus an cailín (cuid 1) - Séamas Ó Scolaí
An buachaill aimsire agus an cailín (cuid 2) - Séamas Ó Scolaí
Paidir an Tiarna - Séamas Ó Scolaí
Murchadh agus Maonas - Séamas Ó Scolaí
Ag teacht ón Aifreann - Séamas Ó Scolaí
An triúr deartháir - Séamas Ó Scolaí
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1079d1, LA_1079d2, LA_1079d3, LA_1080d1, LA_1080d2, LA_1080d3
Forename(s) (Canonical)Séamas
Surname (Canonical)Ó Scolaí
Alias forename(s)

No data.

Alias surname(s)
  • Ó Sgolaí
County of originCo. Cork
AddressCrossterry, Glengarriff, Co. Cork
Date of birth No data
Place of birthCrossterry, Co. Cork
Nearest big town to place of birthBantry, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived age 0-6Crossterry, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived age 7-20Crossterry, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived from age 20Crossterry (Crosterry), Co. Cork, except for long visits paid to Wales during a period of ten years.
EducationNo formal education
Father's home placeCrossterry (Crosterry), Co. Cork
Mother's home placeNear Crossterry (Crosterry), Co. Cork
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishNone
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 formOsborn Bergin, Wilhelm Doegen, Tomás Ó Rathile
Comment(s) on voice etc."hell/ha mit nasalierend weichem Einschlag. mittlere Stimmkraft , geringe Konsonanz, nasalierend klingende Stimme" (Wilhelm Doegen)