List of brigades of the Irish Republican Army

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County Clare

Period Brigade Division Commandant
1916–1917 East Clare Brigade Michael Brennan
1916–1917 Mid Clare Brigade Sean McNamara
1916–1917 North Clare Brigade H. J. Hunt
1916–1917 West Clare Brigade E. Fennell
1917–1918 Clare Brigade Patrick Brennan
1918–1922 East Clare Brigade 1st Western Michael Brennan
1918–1922 Mid Clare Brigade 1st Western Frank Barrett
1918–1922 West Clare Brigade 1st Western Art O'Donnell

County Cork

County Kerry

County Limerick

County Tipperary

County Waterford


County Carlow

County Dublin

County Kildare

County Kilkenny

County Laois

County Longford

County Louth

County Meath

County Offaly

County Westmeath

County Wexford

County Wicklow


County Antrim

Period Brigade Division Commandant
1916–1922 Belfast Brigade 3rd Northern Sean Cusack & Joe McKelvey

County Armagh

County Cavan

Period Brigade Division Commandant
1916–1921 Cavan Brigade Ulster Pat Woods
1921–1922 East Cavan Brigade 5th Northern Peadar McMahon, Seán Gallagher & Séamus McGovern
1921–1922 West Cavan Brigade 6th Northern Éamonn McGovern, Michael MacManus & Seán Dolan

County Donegal

Period Brigade Division Commandant
–1922 West Donegal Brigade 1st Northern
–1922 North East Donegal Brigade 1st Northern
–1922 South West Donegal Brigade 1st Northern
–1922 South East Donegal Brigade 1st Northern

County Down

County Fermanagh

No.1 Batt. Enniskillen A. Boho B. Derrygonnelly C. Enniskillen D. Monea E. Rosinuremore

No.2 Batt. Belcoo A. Belcoo B. Doobally C. Glan Lower D. Glan Upper E. Killinagh F. Mullaghdun

County Londonderry

County Monaghan

Period Brigade Division Commandant
1916–1922 Monaghan Brigade 5th Northern Eoin O'Duffy

County Tyrone


County Galway

Period Brigade Division Commandant
1916–1920 Galway Brigade
1920–1922 South East Galway Brigade 1st Western
1920–1922 North Galway Brigade 2nd Western
1920–1922 West Galway Brigade 4th Western Peter Joe McDonnell

County Leitrim

County Mayo

County Roscommon

County Sligo


  • Hopkinson, Michael (2002). The Irish War of Independence: The Definitive Account of the Anglo Irish War of 1919-1921. Gill & Macmillan Ltd. ISBN 0717161978. 
  • McKenna, Joseph (2011). Guerrilla Warfare in the Irish War of Independence, 1919-1921. McFarland. ISBN 0786485191. 

External links

  • Bureau of Military History, 1913-1921 at Defence Forces
  • Order of Battle of the Irish Republican Army, June 1922 by Paul V. Walsh
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