Mac Giolla Chearr, 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/132, Doegen P-B/133
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1271, LA 1272
Track title(s) for this speakerLá iascaireacht (cuid 1) - Seán Mac Giolla Chearr
Lá iascaireacht (cuid 2) - Seán Mac Giolla Chearr
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1271d1, LA_1272d1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Seán
Surname (Canonical)Mac Giolla Chearr
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Mhac Giolla Chearr
  • Carr
County of originCo. Donegal
AddressTeelin, Lifford, Co. Donegal
Date of birth No data
Place of birthTeelin, Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthDonegal, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 0-6Teelin, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Teelin, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived from age 20Teelin, Co. Donegal
EducationPrimary school, Teelin, Co. Donegal
Father's home placeTeelin, Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeTeelin, Co. Donegal
Father's professionFarmer and fisherman
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 and fisherman
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formMyles Dillon, M.A. O'Brien
Comment(s) on voice etc."Clear strong voice." (Myles Dillon)