Ó Maoilchiaráin, Labhrás

Biographical Note

Ó Maoilchiaráin (Comer), Labhrás (Lawrence, Laurence) (c.1868-?): Labhrás Ó Maoilchiaráin was born in Lisheennaheltia, Glennamaddy, county Galway, around 1868. He went to primary school in Glennamaddy. Like his father, he was a farmer. As an adult, he spent four years in England. He was back living in Lisheennaheltia during the censuses of 1901 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000818069/] and 1911 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000818069/]. He married his wife, Nora, around 1910.

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/175
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1140
Track title(s) for this speakerScéal an Chiardhubhánaigh - Labhrás Ó Maoilchiaráin
Bláth bán na hairne - Labhrás Ó Maoilchiaráin
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1140g1, LA_1140g2
Forename(s) (Canonical)Labhrás
Surname (Canonical)Ó Maoilchiaráin
Alias forename(s)



Alias surname(s)
  • Comer
County of originCo. Galway
AddressLisheennaheltia, Glennamaddy, Co. Galway
Date of birth No data
Place of birthLisheennaheltia, Glennamaddy, Co. Galway
Nearest big town to place of birthGlennamaddy, Co. Galway
Place(s) lived age 0-6Glennamaddy, Co. Galway
Place(s) lived age 7-20Glennamaddy, Co. Galway
Place(s) lived from age 20Lisheennaheltia (Lisheen na Helta), Co. Galway. Spent four years in England.
EducationPrimary school, Glennamaddy, Co. Galway
Father's home placeGlennamaddy, Co. Galway
Mother's home placeGlennamaddy, Co. Galway
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?Yes (Irish and English)
Able to write?Yes (English)
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 formTomás Ó Máille
Comment(s) on voice etc. No data