Ní Chleircín, Eilis

Biographical Note

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

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/69, Doegen P-B/74
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1208, LA 1213
Track title(s) for this speakerScéal an arbhair - Eilis Ní Chleircín
Scéal an bhrocháin - Eilis Ní Chleircín
Scéal Mháirí Bheag Ní Cheallaigh - Eilis Ní Chleircín
Scéal Dhomhnaill Mhic Cionnaith - Eilis Ní Chleircín
Leaganacha cainte éagsúla - Eilis Ní Chleircín
An tÁivé Máiria; Cré na nAspal - Eilis Ní Chleircín
Tháinig éan gan chleite - Eilis Ní Chleircín
Bhí buachaill am amháin - Eilis Ní Chleircín
Shiúil mé Éire a thiomallta - Eilis Ní Chleircín
Bhí bean ann uair amháin - Eilis Ní Chleircín
Uimhreacha - Eilis Ní Chleircín
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1208d1, LA_1208d2, LA_1208d3, LA_1208d4, LA_1208d5, LA_1213d1, LA_1213d2, LA_1213d3, LA_1213d4, LA_1213d5, LA_1213d6
Forename(s) (Canonical)Eilis
Surname (Canonical)Ní Chleircín
Alias forename(s)

No data.

Alias surname(s)
  • Donnelly (Mrs)
County of originCo. Derry
AddressLabby, Draperstown, Co. Derry
Date of birth No data
Place of birthGlengomna (Glengamna), Draperstown, Co. Derry
Nearest big town to place of birthDerry
Place(s) lived age 0-6Glengomna (Glengamna), Co. Derry
Place(s) lived age 7-20Glengomna (Glengamna), Co. Derry
Place(s) lived from age 20Glengomna (Glengamna), Co. Derry
EducationPrimary school, Bancran, Draperstown, Co. Derry
Father's home placeGlengomna (Glengamna), Draperstown, Co. Derry
Mother's home placeDoon, Draperstown, Co. Derry
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?Yes (a little English)
Able to write?Yes (a little English)
Able to play a musical instrument?No
Able to sing or play modern European kinds of music?No
ProfessionFarmer's wife
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formMyles Dillon, Séamus Ó Ceallaigh
Comment(s) on voice etc."This speaker acquired Irish when a child as a second language. Her language is rather corrupt, as she has long since lost the habit of speaking Irish." (Myles Dillon)