A RARE LIMERICK SOVIET TEN SHILLING NOTE, 1919.

A RARE LIMERICK SOVIET TEN SHILLING NOTE (WHICH SOLD FOR 700 EURO), THE LIMERICK SOVIET RAN THE CITY, PRINTED ITS OWN MONEY AND ORGANISED A FOOD SUPPLY IN 1919. IT RAN FROM APRIL 15-27 OF THAT YEAR AND ATTRACTED ATTENTION AROUND THE WORLD. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, A GENERAL STRIKE WAS CALLED BY THE LIMERICK TRADES AND LABOUR COUNCIL TO PROTEST THE BRITISH ARMY DESIGNATION OF LIMERICK CITY AND PARTS OF THE COUNTY AS A SPECIAL MILITARY AREA.

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