Ó Cruadhlaoich, Pádraig

Biographical Note

Ó Cruadhlaoich (Ó Cruadhlaoi, Crowley), Pádraig (Patrick, Gaedheal na nGaedheal) (c.1861-1949): Pádraig Ó Cruadhlaoich was born around 1861 in Ballyvourney, county Cork. His father, Diarmaid, a tailor, came from Kilnamartery, county Cork, and his mother, Máire Ní Loingsigh, was from Ballyvourney. Pádraig became a tailor also. He lived in various places in his twenties before settling down in Macroom in 1885. He married Nóra Ní Chríodáin in 1887. They had three sons and three daughters. He was living with his family on Castle Street, Macroom, during the censuses of 1901 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000545268/] and 1911 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001970006/]. Pádraig taught himself to read and write in Irish as an adult. He began writing poems and songs under the pen-name 'Gaedheal na nGaedheal' ('Gael of Gaels'). He composed the Oireachtas festival 'Ode' in 1908 and won first prize for the best song at the Oireachtas of 1909. He was president of the annual poetic gathering Dámhscoil Mhúscraí from its inception in 1926. Pádraig died 15 March 1949. For folkloric material collected from him see, for example, Donncha Ó Cróinín (eag.), Seanchas Phádraig Í Chrualaoi (Dublin, 1982). For his poetry, see his Filidheacht Phádraig Uí Chruadhlaoich (Dublin, 1936). Folkloric material collected from him is also housed in the National Folklore Collection, UCD. For further biographical information, see Ainm.ie at http://www.ainm.ie/Bio.aspx?ID=60, and his autobiography, Cuimhne Sean-leinbh (Dublin, 1946).

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/11, Doegen P-B/12
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1041, LA 1042
Track title(s) for this speakerAn mac scaiptheach - Pádraig Ó Cruadhlaoich
Muintir Iarlaithe (cuid 1) - Pádraig Ó Cruadhlaoich
Muintir Iarlaithe (cuid 2) - Pádraig Ó Cruadhlaoich
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1041d1, LA_1042d1, LA_1042d2
Forename(s) (Canonical)Pádraig
Surname (Canonical)Ó Cruadhlaoich
Alias forename(s)

No data.

Alias surname(s)
  • Ó Crualaoich
County of originCo. Cork
AddressMacroom, Co. Cork (or Ballyvourney, Co. Cork)
Date of birth No data
Place of birthBallyvourney, Co. Cork
Nearest big town to place of birthMacroom, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived age 0-6Ballyvourney, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived age 7-20Ballyvourney, Co. Cork (until age 18)
Place(s) lived from age 20Fermoy; Mallow; etc. (all in Co. Cork).
EducationPrimary school, Ballyvourney, Co. Cork
Father's home placeKilnamartery (Killnamarta), near Ballyvourney, Co. Cork
Mother's home placeBallyvourney, Co. Cork
Father's professionTailor
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 (formerly violin)
Able to sing or play modern European kinds of music?No
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formTadhg Ó Donnchadha, Wilhelm Doegen, Tomás Ó Rathile
Comment(s) on voice etc. No data