McConnell, Nellie

Biographical Note

Comprehensive information about this speaker has been compiled by Dr Ciarán Ó Duibhín at

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/120, Doegen P-B/121
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1259, LA 1260
Track title(s) for this speakerMaighdean na gruaige báine - Nellie McConnell
Is mé an peacach bocht - Nellie McConnell
Seán Bharr an Ghleanna - Nellie McConnell
An bunán buí - Nellie McConnell
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1259d1, LA_1259d2, LA_1260d1, LA_1260d2
Forename(s) (Canonical)Nellie
Surname (Canonical)McConnell
Alias forename(s)

No data.

Alias surname(s)

No data.

County of originCo. Donegal
AddressLaconnell, Ardara, Lifford, Co. Donegal
Date of birth No data
Place of birthLaconnell, Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthLifford, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 0-6Laconnell, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Laconnell, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived from age 20In Laconnell, Co. Donegal, till age 30; in Kilraine (?), Glenties, Co. Donegal, from age 30 to 60; afterwards in Laconnell.
EducationNo formal education
Father's home placeLaconnell, Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeLaconnell, 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
ProfessionFarmer's widow
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formMyles Dillon, M.A. O'Brien
Comment(s) on voice etc."Clear musical voice." (Myles Dillon)