Ó Caodháin, Seán

Personal Details Form ('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/152
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1112
Track title(s) for this speakerNeileach - Seán Ó Caodháin
An sceilpín draighneach - Seán Ó Caodháin
Uimhreacha - Seán Ó Caodháin
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1112d1, LA_1112d2, LA_1112d3
Forename(s) (Canonical)Seán
Surname (Canonical)Ó Caodháin
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Kane
County of originCo. Galway
AddressRosroe, Leenaun (Leenane), Co. Galway
Date of birth No data
Place of birthConnemara
Nearest big town to place of birthClifden, Co. Galway
Place(s) lived age 0-6Glassillaun, Connemara, Co. Galway
Place(s) lived age 7-20Glassillaun, Connemara, Co. Galway
Place(s) lived from age 20Glassillaun, Co. Galway
EducationPrimary school, Lettergesh
Father's home placeGlassillaun, Connemara, Co. Galway
Mother's home placeGorteen, Tully, Conamara, Co. Galway
Father's professionFarmer and fisherman
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, Tomás Ó Máille
Comment(s) on voice etc."Strong voice."