The Limerick Soviet | Documentary Screening

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Updated: February 18th, 2019

The Limerick Soviet


Belltable | Tuesday, 9th April | 7.30pm sharp | Tickets €5


A documentary on a thrilling chapter of Limerick’s past The Limerick Soviet has been produced by Frameworks Films, a Cork-based film production company, in collaboration with the Limerick Council of Trade Unions.

The Limerick Soviet tells the story of a revolution on the streets of Limerick in April 1919 when the first Soviet in Ireland was declared. It occurred as workers in the city refused to succumb to the imposition of martial law in Limerick, which had been declared following the death of a trade unionist and IRA member, at police hands. This hard-line approach by the British authorities backfired and resulted in the calling of a general strike and the effective control of the city by the workers.

The Limerick Soviet examines the events leading up to this dramatic event, details what happened during the strike and explores its legacy. This fascinating account of twelve days in April 1919 brings to light a forgotten episode in Irish history.

The Limerick Soviet was produced with the support of the Sound and Vision scheme, an initiative of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

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Tue 09 Apr