The Battle Of Pettigo And Belleek, May To June 1922

AN SIONNACH FIONN

The Battle of Pettigo and Belleek in the summer of 1922 was the largest military engagement between the Irish Republican Army and the British Occupation Forces in Ireland since the Easter Rising of 1916, and arguably the last significant action in the island nation’s War of Independence. Taking place from the 27th of May to the 8th of June the confrontation symbolised a final effort by revolutionary period republicans – already divided over a compromise peace deal with the United Kingdom – to contest the UK’s continued presence in the country. Within weeks of the encounter many Irish participants in the battle would find themselves on rival sides in the intra-nationalist Civil War of 1922-23.

The National Overview

Tuesday the 21st of January 1919 is often cited as the date on which Ireland’s four year War of Independence began. On that day nine volunteers or citizen-soldiers of the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) confronted two officers of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), the United Kingdom’s locally-recruited paramilitary…

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