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The Limerick Soviet
a documentary produced by Frameworks Films of Cork, Ireland with the collaborative support of the Limerick Council of Trade Unions
The Limerick Soviet tells the story of a revolution on the streets of Limerick, Ireland in April 1919 when the first soviet in Ireland was declared. It occurred as workers in the city refused the imposition of martial law in Limerick, which had been declared by the police and Brits following the police murder of a trade unionist and IRA member. This hard-line approach by the British authorities backfired and resulted in Limerick workers calling of a general strike and for control of the city to be taken by the workers. The workers then held the city for twelve days before the soviet was broken by the occupying Brit military.
The Limerick Soviet was produced with the support of the Sound and Vision scheme, an initiative of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
For further information on purchasing this and other films from Frameworks, please contact Frameworks Films on 021-4211010, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to Frameworks and the Limerick Council of Trade Unions
5:30 pm (READINGS) from the historyof Irish resistance
6:30 pm (MUSIC) THE BUSY BUSY Celtic Punky and Western