Limerick A Bygone Day

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In fairness.

10 thoughts on “Limerick A Bygone Day

  1. Fearganainm

    It’s the Irish Civil War, of course, when I.R.A. units moved into the city to face down Michael Brennan’s and Donnchadha Hannigan’s Free State/Provisional Government forces. June-July 1922.

  2. Fearganainm

    In fairness to him, he could well be working off a mistitled archive and simply repeated an erroneous caption. Pathé news labelled the I.R.A. as ‘invading forces’ ‘twould appear. Technically Limerick was ‘Liam Lynch’s area’ so if anyone was invading it was Brennan and his Clare contingent.

    1. dav

      fair enough.
      A pity there isn’t any footage around about the “Limerick Soviet”
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limerick_Soviet
      “The Limerick Soviet (Irish: Sóibhéid Luimnigh) was a self-declared Irish soviet that existed from 15 to 27 April 1919 in County Limerick, Ireland. At the beginning of the Irish War of Independence, a general strike was organised by the Limerick Trades and Labour Council, as a protest against the British Army’s declaration of a “Special Military Area” under the Defence of the Realm Act, which covered most of Limerick city and a part of the county. The soviet ran the city for the period, printed its own money and organised the supply of food.[1] The Limerick Soviet was one of a number of Irish soviets declared between 1919 and 1923.”

      1. Fearganainm

        There’s a review of Liam Cahill’s reissued book ‘Forgotten revolution: The Limerick Soviet 1919’ in the latest edition of History Ireland magazine (Volume 28, No.1 January/February 2020, page 63). The review’s by D.R. O’Connor Lysaght.

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