Identity Statement for Thomas Cardiff

  • Reference code: IE UCDA P113
  • Title: Papers of Thomas Cardiff
  • Dates: 1921–22; 1944–45
  • Level of description: Fonds
  • Extent: 1 box
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use

Biographical History

Thomas Cardiff joined the IRA in March 1917, serving with H Company, 3 Battalion, Dublin Brigade. He was elected Captain in January 1919. He served as Transport Officer for the 3 Battalion of the Dublin Brigade from October 1919 and for 2 Brigade, 2 Eastern Division from September 1921. He took the republican side during the Civil War and was arretsed in August 1922; successively imprisoned in Wellington Barracks, Maryboro Prison and Tintown Internment Camp, the Curragh.

Archival History

This collection was deposited in UCD Archives by Deirdre Wilson in September 1992.

Scope and Content

Transport Officer, IRA, 1921-2: material relating to Cardiff's function as transport officer for 6 Battalion, Dublin Brigade (June-September 1921) and 2 Brigade, 2 Eastern Division/South Dublin Brigade (October 1921- May 1922) mainly consisting of requisitions for transport and returns of vehicles. Personal statements of his service history including his internment during the Civil War.

26 Rifle Battalion, Volunteer Force, 1944-5: memorabilia and certificates of service. 


  • Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in original format. Original material will be retrieved at 11am and 2pm only.
  • Language: English
  • Finding Aid: Descriptive catalogue