Ó Gallchobhair, Doimnic

Biographical Note

Comprehensive information about this speaker has been compiled by Dr Ciarán Ó Duibhín at http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~oduibhin/doegen/ogallchobhaird_biog.htm.

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/87, Doegen P-B/88
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1226, LA 1227
Track title(s) for this speakerNa trí hamadáin - Doimnic Ó Gallchobhair
An cogadh a bhí eadar na hainmhíní agus na héanacha - Doimnic Ó Gallchobhair
Uimhreacha - Doimnic Ó Gallchobhair
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1226d1, LA_1227d1, LA_1227d2
Forename(s) (Canonical)Doimnic
Surname (Canonical)Ó Gallchobhair
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Gallagher
County of originCo. Donegal
AddressDerryhassan (?) (Derrycassan?), Downies (Downings), Co. Donegal
Date of birth No data
Place of birthDerryhassan (?) (Derrycassan?), Downies (Downings), Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthLetterkenny, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 0-6Derryhassan (?) (Derrycassan?), Downies (Downings), Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Derryhassan (?) (Derrycassan?), Downies (Downings), Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived from age 20Derryhassan (?) (Derrycassan?), Downies (Downings), Co. Donegal
EducationNo formal education
Father's home placeDownies (Downings), Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeTermon, 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. No data