Ó Corcráin, Tomás

Biographical Note

Ó Corcráin (Corcoran), Tomás (Thomas) (c.1846-?): Tomás Ó Corcráin, farmer, was born in Bohadoon, county Waterford, around 1846. He attended primary school locally. He married Johana Corcoran around 1897 and they had four sons and three daughters. They were living in Bohadoon during the censuses of 1901 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001247032/] and 1911 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003479100/]. Material collected from him by Nioclás Breathnach and Pádraig Ó Milléadha is housed in the National Folklore Collection, UCD. Nioclás Breathnach has a short account in his diary of the first time he met Tomás (2/3/1936), which is in the National Folklore Collection also.

Personal Details Form ('Personalbogen')

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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/22, Doegen P-B/23
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1052, LA 1053
Track title(s) for this speakerAn mac scaiptheach (cuid 1) - Tomás Ó Corcráin
An mac scaiptheach (cuid 2) - Tomás Ó Corcráin
An mac scaiptheach (cuid 3) - Tomás Ó Corcráin
Thánaíos 'on bhaile seo aréir - Tomás Ó Corcráin
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1052d1, LA_1052d2, LA_1053d1, LA_1053d2
Forename(s) (Canonical)Tomás
Surname (Canonical)Ó Corcráin
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Corcoran
County of originCo. Waterford
AddressBohadoon (Bohodoon), Co. Waterford
Date of birth No data
Place of birthBohadoon (Bohodoon), Co. Waterford
Nearest big town to place of birthDungarvan, Co. Waterford
Place(s) lived age 0-6Bohadoon (Bohodoon), Co. Waterford
Place(s) lived age 7-20Bohadoon (Bohodoon), Co. Waterford
Place(s) lived from age 20Bohadoon (Bohodoon), Co. Waterford
EducationPrimary school, Bohadoon (Bohodoon), Co. Waterford
Father's home placeBohadoon (Bohodoon), Co. Waterford
Mother's home placeNewcastle, Co. Tipperary
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 formOsborn Bergin, Wilhelm Doegen, Tomás Ó Rathile
Comment(s) on voice etc."mh, ka, gering w[eichem] Einsch[la]g. nasalisierende vibrat. schwache Stimme, charakterl. d[es] Alters stimmlose Konsonant schlecht. Sprecher und Sänger hört schwer." (Wilhelm Doegen)