Young Connolly – Seán Cronin



In Dublin from 1896 to 1903 James Connolly tested his theories by seeking to apply them to the actual facts of Irish life. His experiment has not received the attention it deserves. His goal, as always, was social revolution. His means were limited to the Irish Socialist Republican Party – and when there was money to print it – The Workers’ Republic. The day-by-day problems Connolly and his colleagues faced and sometimes overcame are the subject of this short study by the historian and Republican author Seán Cronin.