Ó Síocháin, Conchúr


Conchúr Ó Síocháin (with the kind permission of the National
                  Folklore Collection, UCD)
Conchúr Ó Síocháin (with the kind permission of the National Folklore Collection, UCD)

Biographical Note

Ó Síocháin (Ó Síothcháin, Sheehan), Conchúr (Conchubhar, Cornelius) (1866-1941): He was born 18 February 1866 on Clear Island, county Cork. He received primary education on the island and was living there during the censuses of 1901 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000591721/] and 1911 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002020359/]. He was a farmer and a fisherman. He was also a craftsman. A sugan (straw-rope) chair by him is housed in the National Museum. He never married. He died 3 February 1941. Folkloric and musical pieces by Conchúr Ó Síocháin appear in An Lóchrann, 1930-31. Material collected from him is found also in the National Folklore Collection, UCD. Some biographical information relating to him is gathered on Ainm.ie at http://www.ainm.ie/Bio.aspx?ID=116. Further information may be found in Seanchas Chléire (Dublin, 1940), which contains material collected from him by Ciarán and Mícheál Ó Síocháin. A translation by Riobárd P. Breathnach was published under the title The man from Cape Clear (Dublin, 1975).

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/9, Doegen P-B/10
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1039, LA 1040
Track title(s) for this speakerAn mac scaiptheach - Conchúr Ó Síocháin
Ládáil loinge de chataibh - Conchúr Ó Síocháin
Bean an leasa - Conchúr Ó Síocháin
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1039d1, LA_1040d1, LA_1040d2
Forename(s) (Canonical)Conchúr
Surname (Canonical)Ó Síocháin
Alias forename(s)

No data.

Alias surname(s)

No data.

County of originCo. Cork
AddressClear Island, Co. Cork
Date of birth No data
Place of birthClear Island, Co. Cork
Nearest big town to place of birthSkibbereen, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived age 0-6Clear Island, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived age 7-20Clear Island, Co. Cork
Place(s) lived from age 20Clear Island, Co. Cork
EducationPrimary school, Clear Island, Co. Cork
Father's home placeClear Island, Co. Cork
Mother's home placeClear Island, Co. Cork
Father's professionFarmer and fisherman
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishVery little English
Able to read?No
Able to write?No
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 formTadhg Ó Donnchadha, Wilhelm Doegen, Tomás Ó Rathile
Comment(s) on voice etc."leise St[imme]" (Wilhelm Doegen)