Mag Grianna, Feidhlimidh

Biographical Note

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

Personal Details Form ('Personalbogen')

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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/95, Doegen P-B/96
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1234, LA 1235
Track title(s) for this speakerScéal an tseanghabha - Feidhlimidh Mag Grianna
Uimhreacha - Feidhlimidh Mag Grianna
Scéal an tsionnaigh - Feidhlimidh Mag Grianna
Paidir na Maighdine Muire - Feidhlimidh Mag Grianna
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1234d1, LA_1234d2, LA_1235d1, LA_1235d2
Forename(s) (Canonical)Feidhlimidh
Surname (Canonical)Mag Grianna
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Mhag Grianna
  • Ó Grianna
  • Greene
County of originCo. Donegal
AddressRinnafarset (Rannafast), Annagary (Annaghery), Co. Donegal
Date of birth No data
Place of birthRinnafarset (Rannafast), Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthLetterkenny, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 0-6Rinnafarset (Rannafast), Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Rinnafarset (Rannafast), Co. Donegal (age 7-16); Scotland (seasonally from age 16)
Place(s) lived from age 20Rinnafarset (Rannafast), Co. Donegal, and seasonally in Scotland until age 64.
EducationNo formal education
Father's home placeRinnafarset (Rannafast), Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeRinnafarset (Rannafast), Co. Donegal
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
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 formMyles Dillon, M.A. O'Brien
Comment(s) on voice etc."Voice rather weak but steady." (Myles Dillon)