EP1 - The Workers' Rising

This episode covers the rapid growth of radical trade unionism and socialism in Limerick leading up to 1919, the opposition and resistance to the British occupation, the untold story of the role of women workers in the soviet and what lead to the decision to call the strike .

You can see the referenced photo of the mustachioed men of the Limerick Council of Trade Unions here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limerick_Soviet#/media/File:Limerick_Soviet_Members.jpg 

Voices, in order, are: Cian Prendiville (podcast host),  Darren Maher (local actor), Aprille Scully (podcast co-host), Dominic Haugh (Socialist Party & author of 'Limerick Soviet 1919') and Mike McNamara (current president of the Limerick Council of Trade Unions).

Music by Post Punk Podge https://www.facebook.com/PostPunkPodge/

More info on the podcast at: http://limericksoviet.ie/ or to find out more about the Limerick Soviet 100 Festival check-out: http://limericksoviet100.ie/