Ó Baoighill, Domhnall

Biographical Note

Comprehensive information about this speaker has been compiled by Dr Ciarán Ó Duibhín at http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~oduibhin/doegen/obaoighilld_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/117
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1256
Track title(s) for this speakerFeardhomhain - Domhnall Ó Baoighill
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1256d1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Domhnall
Surname (Canonical)Ó Baoighill
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Boyle
County of originCo. Donegal
AddressClassy, Doochary, Lifford, Co. Donegal
Date of birth No data
Place of birthLettermacaward, Lifford, Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthLifford, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 0-6Classy, Doochary, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Classy, Doochary, Co. Donegal; Scotland (seasonally from age 18)
Place(s) lived from age 20Seasonally in Scotland till age 24, in America till age 29, and then seasonally in London for nine years. Afterwards at home in Classy, Co. Donegal.
EducationPrimary school, Derryloaghan, Co. Donegal
Father's home placeLettermacaward, Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeClassy, Doochary, Co. Donegal
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?Yes (Irish and English)
Able to write?Yes (English)
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."Strong clear voice." (Myles Dillon)