Ó Conacháin, Pádraig

Biographical Note

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

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/105, Doegen P-B/106, Doegen P-B/107
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1244, LA 1245, LA 1246
Track title(s) for this speakerMáire Ní Óráin - Pádraig Ó Conacháin
Uimhreacha - Pádraig Ó Conacháin
Rí na hÉireanna (cuid 1) - Pádraig Ó Conacháin
Rí na hÉireanna (cuid 2) - Pádraig Ó Conacháin
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1244d1, LA_1244d2, LA_1245d1, LA_1246d1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Pádraig
Surname (Canonical)Ó Conacháin
Alias forename(s)



Alias surname(s)
  • Conahan
County of originCo. Donegal
AddressTor (Torr), Crolly, Co. Donegal
Date of birth No data
Place of birthTor (Torr), Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthLetterkenny, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 0-6Tor (Torr), Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Tor (Torr), Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived from age 20Tor (Torr), Co. Donegal
EducationPrimary school, Tor (Torr), Co. Donegal
Father's home placeArdmeen, Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeTor (Torr), 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."Clear loud voice." (Myles Dillon)