Mac Giolla Cheara, Diarmuid

Biographical Note

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

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/122
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1261
Track title(s) for this speakerAn cailín a thug stand líontaí agus bádaí do na daoinibh - Diarmuid Mac Giolla Cheara
Amadán Shliabh Gad - Diarmuid Mac Giolla Cheara
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1261d1, LA_1261d2
Forename(s) (Canonical)Diarmuid
Surname (Canonical)Mac Giolla Cheara
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Mhac Giolla Cheara
  • Ó Cearr
  • Kerr
County of originCo. Donegal
AddressUrris, Clonmany, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
Date of birth No data
Place of birthClonmany, Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthDerry
Place(s) lived age 0-6Urris, Clonmany, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Urris, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived from age 20Urris, Co. Donegal. Never away from there.
Education"A while at primary school", Tirnasligo, Co. Donegal
Father's home placeUrris, Clonmany, Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeUrris, Clonmany, Co. Donegal
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishA little English
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."Leidet an Asthma. Ist auch etwas heiser." (M. A. O'Brien)