Documentary on One

Limerick Soviet

The Limerick Soviet was a self-declared soviet that operated for twelve days in April 1919 . (Broadcast 1974)

Rate this doc
  • 4.6/5 (8 ratings)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
4.6/5 (8 ratings)

Documentary Maker: Kevin O'Connor

More Information

Limerick Soviet

World War One had just ended. There had been a revolution in Russia and the War of Independence had begun in Ireland.

It was amongst this tumultuous backdrop that a Soviet was declared and operated in Limerick for two weeks in April 1919.

In this documentary, Kevin O’Connor reconstructs and examines the ‘Limerick Soviet.’

Produced and presented by Kevin O Connor

First broadcast 23rd June 1974

'Documentary on One - The home of Irish radio documentaries - The largest library of documentary podcasts available anywhere. We tell stories in sound, mostly Irish stories, with each documentary telling its own story'

If you have an Idea?

If you want to suggest a subject or you want to make a documentary? Let us know