The Limerick Soviet of 1919

The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival will show the documentary, The Limerick Soviet, which has been produced by Frameworks Films, the Cork based film production company, in collaboration with the Limerick Council of Trade Unions, at the Maldron Hotel on Thursday evening 1st August 2019 at 5.00pm. The documentary will be introduced by Liam Cahill, … Continue reading The Limerick Soviet of 1919

John Dowling – Cobh’s forgotten revolutionary

John Dowling in 1919 John (Jack) Dowling was a significant trade union and socialist activist in Ireland in the early 20th century who deserves to be better known.   Born in Cobh (then called Queenstown) in the mid 1880s, Dowling, a fitter at Haulbowline naval dockyard,  became an active trade unionist and got involved in socialist … Continue reading John Dowling – Cobh’s forgotten revolutionary