The ‘Belleek/Pettigo triangle’, May/June 1922

The ‘Belleek/Pettigo triangle’, May/June 1922

As part of the so-called ‘Northern Offensive’, on 27 May 1922, a combined force of pro-Treaty
National Army and anti-Treaty IRA occupied the ‘Belleek/Pettigo triangle’, an enclave of
Fermanagh/Northern Ireland only accessible over-land through Free State territory.

Less than two weeks later they had been ejected by regular British Army troops; the ‘Northern Offensive’ was over.

But how serious was it in the first place? Or was it just a ruse to keep the anti-Treaty IRA on-side?

To address these and other questions join History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in discussion with
Edward Burke, Margaret O’Callaghan and Éamon Phoenix.


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