Ó Siadhail, Pádraig

Biographical Note

Comprehensive information about this speaker has been compiled by Dr Ciarán Ó Duibhín at http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~oduibhin/doegen/osiadhail_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/92, Doegen P-B/93
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1231, LA 1232
Track title(s) for this speakerAn t-iascaire - Pádraig Ó Siadhail
Mac an rí agus níon an ghréasaí bróg - Pádraig Ó Siadhail
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1231d1, LA_1232d1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Pádraig
Surname (Canonical)Ó Siadhail
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Shiels
County of originCo. Donegal
AddressArdbane, Mevagh (Meewy, Meervy), Downies (Downings), Co. Donegal
Date of birth No data
Place of birthArdbane, Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthLetterkenny, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 0-6Ardbane, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Ardbane, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived from age 20Sailor in various parts of Ireland, Scotland and England.
EducationPrimary school, Derrycassan, Co. Donegal
Father's home placeArdbane, Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeBinnadoo (?), Co. Donegal
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?Yes (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."Clear strong voice." (Myles Dillon)