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Bottom Dog - The Story of the Limerick Soviet 1919

9 EpisodesProduced by Cian PrendivilleWebsite

April 1919. Tanks on the streets of Limerick. Workers on strike. A soviet declared. The workers control prices and produce food. They even have their own police force and money. Listen to this amazing true story of popular revolt, betrayal, and a city that defied an empire.Hosted by Cian Prendiville… read more


EP5 - Limerick Soviet 2.0?

In this season finale we  look at the lessons from the Limerick Soviet for today, what can we learn from how unions organised low paid and precarious workers rapidly, how left and socialist ideas became commonplace, but also why the struggle did not produce the revolution dreamt of and lessons for those who want to make change today.

To find out more about the Limerick Soviet check out these books by Dominic Haugh ( and Liam Cahill (

If you are interested in finding out more about socialism and getting involved in socialist activism in Ireland check out or internationally check ou

We are also looking for ideas for future seasons, possible collaborations or other directions to go with the podcast. If you have an idea, please reach out to us @cianplk on twitter or by emailing

Thanks for listening, and thanks again to all those who made this podcast possible. See you on the barricades :)

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