Ruddy, Sally

Biographical Note

Ruddy (Ní Rodaigh), Sally (Saile, Sarah) (Mrs. Pat Coyne, Bean Phádraic Uí Chadhain) (1867-?): Sally Ruddy was born in Baile an Ghleanna, Leenaune, county Galway, on March 29, 1867, to Pat Ruddy, farmer, and Bridget Baines (Bearns, Baynes). Sally received no formal education. She was living in Glennagevlagh, Leenaune, with her family during the censuses of 1901 [] and 1911 []. She married Pádraic Ó Cadhain (Pat Coyne) around 1888. By 1911, they had had nine children, six of whom survived (one daughter and five sons).

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/153
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1114, LA 1115
Track title(s) for this speakerSíos go hIorras - Sally Ruddy
An bhean a chaoin (cuid 1) - Sally Ruddy
An bhean a chaoin (cuid 2) - Sally Ruddy
Tá ceithre coirnéil ar mo leabaidh - Sally Ruddy
Uimhreacha - Sally Ruddy
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1114d1, LA_1114d2, LA_1115d1, LA_1115d2, LA_1115d3
Forename(s) (Canonical)Sally
Surname (Canonical)Ruddy
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Ní Rodaigh
  • Uí Chadhain (Bean Phádraic)
  • Coyne (Mrs Pat)
County of originCo. Galway
AddressGlennagevlagh, Leenaun (Leenane), Co. Galway
Date of birth No data
Place of birthBaile an Ghleanna (?), Leenaun (Leenane), Co. Galway
Nearest big town to place of birthLeenaun (Leenane), Co. Galway
Place(s) lived age 0-6Baile an Ghleanna (?), Co. Galway
Place(s) lived age 7-20Baile an Ghleanna (?), Co. Galway
Place(s) lived from age 20Baile an Ghleanna (?), Co. Galway
EducationNo formal education
Father's home placeBundorragha (?), Leenaun (Leenane), Co. Galway
Mother's home placeBaile an Ghleanna (?), Leenaun (Leenane), Co. Galway
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
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
Profession"Farmer work"
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formTomás Ó Máille, Myles Dillon
Comment(s) on voice etc."Clear high voice. Sometimes too fast in speaking."