Mac Giolla Bháin, Seán

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/196
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1166, LA 1167
Track title(s) for this speakerConchúr an Dá Chaorach (cuid 1) - Seán Mac Giolla Bháin
Conchúr an Dá Chaorach (cuid 2) - Seán Mac Giolla Bháin
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1166g1, LA_1167g1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Seán
Surname (Canonical)Mac Giolla Bháin
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Kelbane
  • Kilbane
County of originCo. Mayo
AddressCloghmore, Achill, Co. Mayo
Date of birth1862-06-19
Place of birthCloghmore, Achill, Co. Mayo
Nearest big town to place of birthWestport, Co. Mayo
Place(s) lived age 0-6Cloghmore, Achill, Co. Mayo
Place(s) lived age 7-20Cloghmore, Achill, Co. Mayo
Place(s) lived from age 20Spent in Achill and England and Scotland, going and coming.
Education"Few months at school", Achill, Co. Mayo
Father's home placeAchill, Co. Mayo
Mother's home placeAchill, Co. Mayo
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishA little English
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 formTomás Ó Máille, Maolra Díolún (= Myles Dillon)
Comment(s) on voice etc."Clear strong voice." (Myles Dillon)