CollectionSiobhan Lankford Papers

The Siobhan Lankford Papers include statements and testimonies indicating the eligibility of Mrs Siobhan Lankford for an army pension, including typescript copies of statements outlining her activities in the war of independence and the civil war, submitted by Liam Tobin, Dublin, George Power, Cork, Eoin McCarthy, Cork, F. O Donoghue and Sean Ó Tuama, adjundants, Cork 1st Division, Sean Chulane, Divisional Intelligence officer, T. Byrne and Michael Callaghan, intelligence officers, Cork 2nd Division, Edmond Murphy late quarter master, 1st Southern Division, Revd. M.J. Bowker, C.C., Mallow, and Diarmuid Lynch, late Sinn Féin food director.

A typescript copy of Siobhan Lankford's statement gives details of her involvement in the IRA from her appointment in 1915-16 by Thomas MacCurtain until 23 August 1922.

A typescript note describes her work as an intelligence officer telling of how she received advance information of British intentions in the implementation of their conscription policy, October 1937- 3 December 1941.

The Papers include a copy of a letter from T. O'Leary, late superintendent Post Office, Mallow with reference to the dismissal of Siobhan Lankford as a result of her use of the telephone for unauthorised purposes.

The Papers also include a photocopy of letter from Liam Tobin to Siobhan Lankford in which he expresses confidence in her claim for a pension, 24 September 1941.

A manuscript letter from Dr Donal Sullivan, Dublin discusses personal matters, the acceptance of the Treaty and other related matters, 20 August, 1972.

The Papers include material despatches and Headquarter's orders to 5th IRA Battalion, 4th Cork Brigade (Mallow area), 1921-1923.

AccessBy prior appointment
Repository NameCork City and County Archives
AddressSeamus Murphy Building 32 Great William O'Brien Street Blackpool Cork City
EircodeT23 WP82
Telephone(021) 450-5876
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CommentFormerly Cork Archives Institute. We are grateful for the assistance provided by Ms Patricia McCarthy in supplying entries for the original Directory.