Ó Gallchobhair, 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/ogallchobhairp_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/138, Doegen P-B/139
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1277, LA 1278
Track title(s) for this speakerFear a rabh mac aige - Pádraig Ó Gallchobhair
Maidin fhómhair - Pádraig Ó Gallchobhair
An bheirt fhear a chaill caora - Pádraig Ó Gallchobhair
Bhí triúr deirfiúr agus deartháir ann - Pádraig Ó Gallchobhair
Uimhreacha - Pádraig Ó Gallchobhair
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1277d1, LA_1277d2, LA_1278d1, LA_1278d2, LA_1278d3
Forename(s) (Canonical)Pádraig
Surname (Canonical)Ó Gallchobhair
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Gallagher
County of originCo. Tyrone
AddressTulnashane, Killeter (?) (Cill Litre), Strabane, Co. Tyrone
Date of birth No data
Place of birthTulnashane, Co. Tyrone
Nearest big town to place of birthStrabane, Co. Tyrone
Place(s) lived age 0-6Tulnashane, Co. Tyrone
Place(s) lived age 7-20Tulnashane, Co. Tyrone
Place(s) lived from age 20Tulnashane, Co. Tyrone
Education"A while at primary school, various places in neighbourhood"
Father's home placeTulnashane, Co. Tyrone
Mother's home placeNear Barnesmore, Co. Donegal ("Her people were originally from Glenties.")
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 voice, not strong. This speaker has long lost the habit of speaking Irish." (Myles Dillon)