Ó Direáin, 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/149
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1109
Track title(s) for this speakerAn gabha agus an buachaill beag - Seán Ó Direáin
Nár imí na daoine as an oileán aoibhinn - Seán Ó Direáin
Uimhreacha - Seán Ó Direáin
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1109g1, LA_1109g2, LA_1109g3
Forename(s) (Canonical)Seán
Surname (Canonical)Ó Direáin
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Dirrane
County of originCo. Galway
AddressLettermullan Island, Co. Galway
Date of birth No data
Place of birthLettermullan Island, Co. Galway
Nearest big town to place of birthGalway
Place(s) lived age 0-6Lettermullan Island, Co. Galway
Place(s) lived age 7-20Lettermullan Island, Co. Galway
Place(s) lived from age 20Lettermullan Island, Co. Galway
EducationPrimary school, Lettermullan Island, Co. Galway
Father's home placeLettermullan Island, Co. Galway
Mother's home placeLettermullan Island, Co. Galway
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?Yes (Irish and English)
Able to write?Yes (Irish and English)
Able to play a musical instrument?Yes (melodeon)
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."High clear voice."