Mac Conaglaigh, Pádraig

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/113, Doegen P-B/114
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1252, LA 1253
Track title(s) for this speakerAn bheirt a bhí thall in Albain - Pádraig Mac Conaglaigh
Mánus Ó Maolagáin - Pádraig Mac Conaglaigh
An saighdiúir a bhí ag imirt na gcárdaí sa teampall - Pádraig Mac Conaglaigh
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1252d1, LA_1252d2, LA_1253d1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Pádraig
Surname (Canonical)Mac Conaglaigh
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Mhac Conaglaigh
  • McConigley
County of originCo. Donegal
AddressBallincrick, Ballylar, Fanad, Lifford, Co. Donegal
Date of birth No data
Place of birthBallincrick, Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthLifford, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 0-6Ballincrick, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Ballincrick, Co. Donegal; Scotland (for 6 months in 19th year)
Place(s) lived from age 20Ballincrick, Co. Donegal
EducationPrimary school, different schools in Fanad, Co. Donegal
Father's home placeBallynabrocky, Ballylar, Lifford, Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeGlashagh, Ballylar, Lifford, Co. Donegal
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?Yes
Able to write?Yes
Able to play a musical instrument?Yes (tin whistle)
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."Articulation indistinct. Very few teeth." (Myles Dillon)