Nic Cumhaill, Róise

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/103, Doegen P-B/104
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1242, LA 1243
Track title(s) for this speakerChaith mé seal tamailt ar cuairt - Róise Nic Cumhaill
Tháinig lá breá samhraidh - Róise Nic Cumhaill
Siubhán Ní Dhuibhir - Róise Nic Cumhaill
Dá muirbhfinn an riabhach - Róise Nic Cumhaill
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1242d1, LA_1242d2, LA_1243d1, LA_1243d2
Forename(s) (Canonical)Róise
Surname (Canonical)Nic Cumhaill
Alias forename(s)


Róise John

Alias surname(s)
  • McCole
County of originCo. Donegal
AddressLoughagher, Crolly, Co. Donegal
Date of birth No data
Place of birthStranarwa, Crolly, Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthLifford, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 0-6Stranarwa, Crolly, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Stranarwa, Crolly, Co. Donegal; Co Tyrone (about 5 years, age 15-20)
Place(s) lived from age 20Spent five years age 20-25 in Co. Tyrone. Then in Loughagher, Crolly, Co. Donegal.
EducationPrimary school, Tor (Torr), Co. Donegal
Father's home placeGweedore, Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeGweedore, 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
ProfessionFarmer's wife
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formMyles Dillon, M.A. O'Brien
Comment(s) on voice etc."Clear musical voice." (Myles Dillon)