Ó Gallchobhair, Tomás

Biographical Note

Comprehensive information about this speaker has been compiled by Dr Ciarán Ó Duibhín at http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~oduibhin/doegen/ogallchobhairt_biog.htm.

Personal Details Form ('Personalbogen')

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/118, Doegen P-B/119
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1257, LA 1258
Track title(s) for this speakerCú Chulainn - Tomás Ó Gallchobhair
Gleann an Smóil - Tomás Ó Gallchobhair
Goll agus an bhean mhór - Tomás Ó Gallchobhair
Uimhreacha - Tomás Ó Gallchobhair
Laethanta na seachtaine - Tomás Ó Gallchobhair
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1257d1, LA_1257d2, LA_1258d1, LA_1258d2, LA_1258d3
Forename(s) (Canonical)Tomás
Surname (Canonical)Ó Gallchobhair
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Gallagher
County of originCo. Donegal
AddressBallycassan (?), Ardara, Lifford, Co. Donegal
Date of birth No data
Place of birthBallycassan (?), Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthLetterkenny, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 0-6Ballycassan (?), Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Ballycassan (?), Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived from age 20Twelve years in America.
Education"Some while at primary school", Scoil na Breacadh (?), Co. Donegal
Father's home placeBallycassan (?), Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeScaddaman, near Ballycassan (?), 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
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formMyles Dillon, M.A. O'Brien
Comment(s) on voice etc."Indistinct voice." (M. A. O'Brien)