Ó Dálaigh, Tomás

Biographical Note

Ó Dálaigh (Ó Dála, Daly), Tomás (Thomas) (c.1868-?): Tomás Ó Dálaigh was born in Dunquin, county Kerry, around 1868. He attended primary school locally. He was living in Dunquin for the censuses of 1901 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000861851/] and 1911 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002480174/]. He married Johanna Daly around 1899. They had six children in 1911. Further 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/58, Doegen P-B/59
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1089, LA 1090
Track title(s) for this speakerScológ liath an earraigh - Tomás Ó Dálaigh
Buachaill aimsire Dhonncha Uí Bhriain - Tomás Ó Dálaigh
Paidir an Tiarna; an tÁivé Máiria - Tomás Ó Dálaigh
An buachaill aimsire cortha dá bheatha - Tomás Ó Dálaigh
Nathanna cainte éagsúla - Tomás Ó Dálaigh
Uimhreacha - Tomás Ó Dálaigh
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1089d1, LA_1089d2, LA_1089d3, LA_1090d1, LA_1090d2, LA_1090d3
Forename(s) (Canonical)Tomás
Surname (Canonical)Ó Dálaigh
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Ó Dála
  • Daly
County of originCo. Kerry
AddressDunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Date of birth No data
Place of birthDunquin, Co. Kerry
Nearest big town to place of birthDingle, Co. Kerry
Place(s) lived age 0-6Dunquin, Co. Kerry
Place(s) lived age 7-20Dunquin, Co. Kerry
Place(s) lived from age 20Dunquin, Co. Kerry
EducationPrimary school, Dunquin, Co. Kerry
Father's home placeDunquin, Co. Kerry
Mother's home placeVentry, Co. Kerry
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
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formOsborn Bergin, Wilhelm Doegen, Tomás Ó Rathile
Comment(s) on voice etc."mh/ha mit dunkl[em?] vibrationa[…] [und?] gering nasalierend […]einschlag. Mittlere Stimmkraft; geringe stimmlose Konsonanz. mittleres Tempo" (Wilhelm Doegen)