Mac Meanman, Seán

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/110
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1249
Track title(s) for this speakerAn dá Mhurchadh - Seán Mac Meanman
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1249d1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Seán
Surname (Canonical)Mac Meanman
Alias forename(s)



Alias surname(s)
  • McMenamin
County of originCo. Donegal
AddressGlenties, Co. Donegal

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Date of birth No data
Place of birthKingarrow, Fintown, Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthLifford, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 0-6Kingarrow, Fintown, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Kingarrow, Fintown, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived from age 20Away from home in various places.
EducationPrimary school, Kingarrow, Co. Donegal
Father's home placeKingarrow, Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeMeenirroy, Breenagh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Father's professionFarmer, shopkeeper and postmaster
Mother tongueIrish and English
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 formMyles Dillon, M.A. O'Brien
Comment(s) on voice etc."Clear strong voice. The speaker is a teacher by profession, and therefore liable to correct his natural speech." (Myles Dillon)