Ó Luineacháin, Diarmaid

Biographical Note

Ó Luineacháin (Ó Luineaháin, Linehan, Lenihan), Diarmaid (Jer, Jeremiah) (1854-?): Diarmaid Ó Luineacháin was born in Clondrohid, county Cork, in 1854. He was baptised 20 July 1854. His parents were Jeremiah Lenihan, blacksmith, and Mary Murphy. Diarmaid was a blacksmith also, though he was retired at the time of the Doegen recordings. He attended primary school in Clondrohid. As an adult, he lived for 20 years in Macroom before moving to Cork city, which is where he was living for the censuses of 1901 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000514507/] and 1911 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001860676/]. He married his wife, Mary, around 1881. They had eight children.

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/27, Doegen P-B/28
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1057, LA 1058
Track title(s) for this speakerAsal Charraig an Phúca - Diarmaid Ó Luineacháin
Ag bun Ros na Coille - Diarmaid Ó Luineacháin
Is fada dhom ar buaireamh - Diarmaid Ó Luineacháin
Ceo draíochta - Diarmaid Ó Luineacháin
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1057d1, LA_1057d2, LA_1058d1, LA_1058d2
Forename(s) (Canonical)Diarmaid
Surname (Canonical)Ó Luineacháin
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Ó Luineaháin
  • Linehan
County of originCo. Cork
AddressCork City (or Clondrohid, Co. Cork)
Date of birth No data
Place of birthClondrohid, Co. Cork
Nearest big town to place of birthMacroom, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived age 0-6Clondrohid, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived age 7-20Clondrohid, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived from age 20Macroom, Co. Cork (20 years); and Cork city.
EducationPrimary school, Clondrohid, Co. Cork
Father's home placeKanturk, Co. Cork
Mother's home placeClondrohid, Co. Cork
Father's professionSmith
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?Yes (English)
Able to write?Yes (English)
Able to play a musical instrument?Yes (formerly played fiddle)
Able to sing or play modern European kinds of music?No
ProfessionBlacksmith (retired)
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formOsborn Bergin, Wilhelm Doegen, Tomás Ó Rathile
Comment(s) on voice etc."geringe Stimmkraft u[nd] Konsonanz mh/[ha?] mit [w?] hartem Einschlag. schnelles Tempo." (Wilhelm Doegen)