Breathnach, Séamas

Biographical Note

Breathnach (Breanhach, Walsh), Séamas (James) (c.1888-?): Séamas Breathnach was born in Knockadoon, Ballymacoda, county Cork, around 1888. He attended primary school near Knockadoon. His father was a farmer and Séamas was a shopkeeper and fisherman at the time of the recording. The following census records may be of his family: (1901), (1911). Material collected from him is housed in the National Folklore Collection, UCD.

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/13, Doegen P-B/14
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1043, LA 1044
Track title(s) for this speakerPósadh an Phaoraigh - Séamas Breathnach
Pósadh an Phaoraigh - Séamas Breathnach
An mac scaiptheach - Séamas Breathnach
Uimhreacha - Séamas Breathnach
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1043d1, LA_1043d2, LA_1044d1, LA_1044d2
Forename(s) (Canonical)Séamas
Surname (Canonical)Breathnach
Alias forename(s)

No data.

Alias surname(s)
  • Breanhach
County of originCo. Cork
AddressKnockadoon, Ballymacoda, Co. Cork
Date of birth No data
Place of birthKnockadoon, Co. Cork
Nearest big town to place of birthYoughal, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived age 0-6Knockadoon, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived age 7-20Knockadoon, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived from age 20Knockadoon, Co. Waterford
EducationPrimary school, near Knockadoon, Co. Cork
Father's home placeKnockadoon, Co. Cork
Mother's home placeKnockadoon, Co. Cork
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?Yes (Irish and English)
Able to write?Yes (Irish and English)
Able to play a musical instrument?No
Able to sing or play modern European kinds of music?No
ProfessionShopkeeper and fisherman
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formTadhg Ó Donnchadha, Wilhelm Doegen, Tomás Ó Rathile
Comment(s) on voice etc. No data