‘Forgotten Revolution’ is ’eminently readable’ – Liffey Sound FM

‘Very informative in a very easy to read way…’ That’s the verdict of Teresa Quinn, presenter of ‘Bookline’ on Liffey Sound FM about the Centenary Edition of ‘Forgotten Revolution, The Limerick Soviet 1919’. In her most recent show, Teresa interviewed the book’s author, Liam Cahill. He explains why he wrote it and talks about his …

Listen to an Online Talk on Limerick and Other Soviets in the Years 1919-23

I gave an online talk recently to a wonderful group of historians and history enthusiasts who go under the name Trasna Na Tíre. They've posted more than fifty excellent talks on diverse, sometimes lesser known, aspects of Irish history. You can catch up on Youtube on my talk on the forgotten revolution of Limerick and …

Praise for ‘Forgotten Revolution’

General readers, book reviewers, academic historians and other writers have all praised the Centenary Edition of ‘Forgotten Revolution The Limerick Soviet 1919’. ‘Congratulations on ‘Forgotten Revolution’. It is a great achievement and an important book.’ - Diarmaid Ferriter, Full Professor of Modern Irish History, University College Dublin. ‘A wonderful book’ – Myles Dungan, ‘The History Show’ RTÉ One  'Marvellous …

Where Can You Buy ‘Forgotten Revolution’?

If you’re interested in Irish history or just in a good story well told... ‘Forgotten Revolution The Limerick Soviet 1919 [The Centenary Edition]’ is a defining account of how working women and men - organised in trade unions - sought their freedom and defied the British Empire, beginning in Limerick in April 1919, and continued …

Connolly. Just a Name on a Station or Hospital?

It is more than a century since James Connolly lived, worked and died. In 1912, with Big Jim Larkin, he founded the Irish Labour Party. Four years later, as leader of the Irish Citizen Army, he signed the Proclamation of the Irish Republic and on 12th May  1916 – wounded and strapped to a chair …

The Decade of Centenaries: Where to Now?

We are less than a fortnight into the New Year and already the Taoiseach and the Minister for Justice have smashed to smithereens the carefully constructed consensus around the desirability of having a Decade of Centenaries marking the cataclysmic historical events of 1913 to 1923 in Ireland. 2020 begins the final four years of the …

William Walker: An Active and Worthy Life

William Walker: Social Activist & Belfast Labourist 1870-1918 By Mike Mecham Published by Umiskin Press 2019 Unity of the Protestant and Catholic working class in pursuit of a Workers’ Republic is a long-held aspiration of socialists and Republicans. Larkin, in 1907, mobilised the Belfast dockers and carters across the sectarian divide in a strike for …

Where can you buy ‘Forgotten Revolution’ [The Centenary Edition]?

The biggest difficulty facing the writer of a self-published book is to get it stocked in shops so that potential readers can see it and buy it. Mainstream publishers have networks that do that for them, and quickly. For me, it’s the donkey work of contacting shops directly myself and either delivering or posting books …

Where can you currently buy ‘Forgotten Revolution’?

Recommended Retail  Price: €15 More shops being added each week Belfast: Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, 216 Falls Road anceathrupoili.com Dublin: Connolly Books, Essex Street (signed copies) https://www.connollybooks.org/ Alan Hanna’s Bookshop, Lower Rathmines Road https://www.alanhannas.com/default.asp Sinn Féin Bookshop, 58 Parnell Square (signed copies) https://www.sinnfeinbookshop.com/ Waterford: Waterford Book Centre (signed copies) https://www.thebookcentre.ie/ Limerick: O’Mahony’s Bookshop, 120 O’Connell …