Ó Colláin, Seán

Biographical Note

Ó Colláin (Ó Coileáin, Collins), Seán (John) (c.1858-?): Seán Ó Colláin was born in Park, Corrandulla, county Galway, around 1858. He received primary education at the De la Salle Brothers’ school in Corrandulla. Like his father, he was a farmer. He was living with his family in Park during the censuses of 1901 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000814722/] and 1911 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002452076/]. He and his wife, Mary, whom he married around 1888, had had nine children by 1911, but only seven survived. Folklore collector Liam Mac Coisdealbha collected material from him in 1938 when he was about 80 years of age. He got very many of his stories from his father. Further folkloric material collected from him is available in the National Folklore Collection, UCD.

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/183
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1151
Track title(s) for this speakerBrat agus teagasc Bhríde - Seán Ó Colláin
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1151g1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Seán
Surname (Canonical)Ó Colláin
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Collins
County of originCo. Galway
AddressPark, Corrandulla (Currandulla), Co. Galway
Date of birth No data
Place of birthPark, Corrandulla (Currandulla), Co. Galway
Nearest big town to place of birthGalway
Place(s) lived age 0-6Park, Corrandulla (Currandulla), Co. Galway
Place(s) lived age 7-20Park, Corrandulla (Currandulla), Co. Galway
Place(s) lived from age 20At Park, Corrandulla (Currandulla), Co. Galway
EducationPrimary school, De La Salle Brothers' school, Corrandulla (Currandulla), Co. Galway
Father's home placePark, Corrandulla (Currandulla), Co. Galway
Mother's home placeGalway city
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than Irish

No data.

Able to read?Yes (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 formTomás Ó Máille
Comment(s) on voice etc. No data