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Limerick Soviet

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

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Documentary Maker: Kevin O'Connor

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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

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