Ó Murchadha, Mícheál

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/198
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1170
Track title(s) for this speakerMac rí in Éirinn agus iníon Rí Gréige - Mícheál Ó Murchadha
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1170g1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Mícheál
Surname (Canonical)Ó Murchadha
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Murphy
County of originCo. Galway
AddressDangan (?), Derreen (?), Ballygloonan (?), Co. Galway
Date of birth No data
Place of birthTurloughmore, Co. Galway
Nearest big town to place of birthTuam, Co. Galway
Place(s) lived age 0-6Cahernahoon (Cahirnahoon), Co. Galway; Dangan, Co. Galway (?) (from age 3.5)
Place(s) lived age 7-20Dangan, Co. Galway (?)
Place(s) lived from age 20Dangan, Co. Galway (?). Went often to England for harvest and once stayed 4 years at Bermingham.
Education"Two years at a primary school", Horseleap (?) (Léim an Eichir)
Father's home placeLackagh, Turloughmore, Co. Galway
Mother's home placeCahernahoon (Cahirnahoon), Turloughmore, Co. Galway
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?Yes (a little English)
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 formMaolra Díolún (Myles Dillon), Tomás Ó Máille
Comment(s) on voice etc."Not very clear. Very few front teeth." (Myles Dillon); "The speaker "lisped" the broad r. As far as could be heard he spoke with a velar r (more like a French r). I consider it a speech-defect." (Tomás Ó Máille)