The conflict in the majority unionist northern counties was very different to that in the south, where the IRA enjoyed widespread support. Most areas, except Belfast and Monaghan, had no IRA brigade structure. IRA attacks on police targets led to sectarian reprisals on Catholics, whom the IRA were unable to protect. Violence in the northern counties increased after Partition in mid-1921, and the Northern IRA collapsed during the Civil War when left without support from the south.
Main Street, Lisburn, Ulster Pogroms, 1920
Ulster in the War of Independence
Northern Division IRA, Antrim, 1920
Belfast Boycott notice, 1921
Prayer card, Falls Road, Belfast Pogroms, 1920-1922
Belfast and British Boycott, 1921
Collection booklet, 1st Battalion, Belfast IRA, 1920
No. 2 Section, West Belfast IRA, 1921
Sign up to our newsletter
Receive updates on the latest exhibitions
There are no announcements.