Mac Cuarta, Brian

Biographical Note

Comprehensive information about this speaker has been compiled by Dr Ciarán Ó Duibhín at

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/78, Doegen P-B/79, Doegen P-B/80
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1217, LA 1218, LA 1219
Track title(s) for this speakerMícheál Ó Radhsa agus an gamhain - Brian Mac Cuarta
Bríd Nic Cuarta agus an cat - Brian Mac Cuarta
Uimhreacha - Brian Mac Cuarta
Mo hathair agus an slat iascaireacht - Brian Mac Cuarta
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1217d1, LA_1218d1, LA_1218d2, LA_1219d1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Brian
Surname (Canonical)Mac Cuarta
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Mac Court
County of originCo. Louth
AddressArdagh, Omeath, Co. Louth
Date of birth No data
Place of birthArdagh, Omeath, Co. Louth
Nearest big town to place of birthDundalk, Co. Louth
Place(s) lived age 0-6Ardagh, Omeath, Co. Louth
Place(s) lived age 7-20Hilltown, near Newry, Co. Down
Place(s) lived from age 20Douglas, Isle of Man, and Lancashire, England, seasonally for about 40 years.
EducationPrimary school, Knocknagoran (Knocknagowran), Co. Louth
Father's home placeArdagh, Omeath, Co. Louth
Mother's home placeDrummullagh (Drumola), Omeath, Co. Louth
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish and English
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?Yes (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 formMyles Dillon, M.A. O'Brien
Comment(s) on voice etc."Voice sometimes loud and harsh." (Myles Dillon)