Carún, Seán


Seán Carún (with the kind permission of the National Folklore Collection, UCD
Seán Carún (with the kind permission of the National Folklore Collection, UCD

Biographical Note

Carún (Carey), Seán (John) (c.1858-?): He was born in Luogh, Doolin, county Clare, around 1858, and attended school in St Bridget’s Well, Liscannor, county Clare, fairly regularly for about seven years. His father was a farmer and fisherman and he became a farmer himself. He was living in Luogh with his family during the censuses of 1901 [] and 1911 []. He and his wife, Catherine, whom he married around 1899, had four children before 1911; only three survived. Published material from him includes: Seán Ó Carúin, 'Dhá sgéilín ó Thuadh-Mhumhain', Béaloideas (June, 1930). Further folkloric material collected from him is housed in the National Folklore Collection, UCD.

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/191
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1160
Track title(s) for this speakerRí na Coille Glaise agus mac rí in Éirinn - Seán Carún
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1160g1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Seán
Surname (Canonical)Carún
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Carey
County of originCo. Clare
AddressLuogh, Doolin, Ennistimon, Co. Clare
Date of birth No data
Place of birthLuogh, Doolin, Co. Clare
Nearest big town to place of birthEnnistimon, Co. Clare
Place(s) lived age 0-6Luogh, Doolin, Co. Clare
Place(s) lived age 7-20Knockeevan (?), Luogh, Co. Clare
Place(s) lived from age 20Knockeevan (?) and Luogh, Co. Clare
Education"Attended school fairly regularly for about 7 years", St. Bridget's Well, parish of Liscannor
Father's home placeLuogh, Doolin, Co. Clare
Mother's home placeBallyvrislaun, parish of Liscannor
Father's professionFarmer and fisherman
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