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Pride in Playing: From Gaelic Sports to Combat Legends

11 reviews 2h English
Sport is in our soul as a nation. On this tour, you will discover some of Ireland’s favourite pastimes and our greatest achievements both on the global stage, whether in rugby, golf and boxing, and closer to home with our native Gaelic Games rooted firmly in communities all around the country.
  • Discover Ireland’s Sporting Heritage
  • Encounter our unique Gaelic Games
  • Learn how to handle a hurley and Sliotar
  • Learn about our Olympic Champions
  • Test your moves in combat
  • Relive the highlights that defined a generation

What you'll discover

Experience some of our nation’s favourite pastimes and discover why Croke Park remains the soul of our sporting heritage. Outside of Ireland, our most successful achievements are firmly linked with our proud rugby and golfing traditions, with every child dreaming of one day wearing the green jersey that defines us. Beyond team sports, our history of combat goes much further back than ‘The Fighting Irish’ of the 69th regiment. In particular, boxing is famed in Ireland, based on a proud tradition of producing more world-class Olympic champions per capita than any other country, along with Cuba, including the first female Olympic boxing gold medallist, Katie Taylor. In the professional ranks, past champions in Dublin alone include Bernard Dunne and Steve Collins, the latter becoming the first Irish boxer to have held world titles in two weight classes. Be prepared to be kept on your toes as you walk and learn about past and current sporting icons, come to appreciate the hard-work, dedication and skill required to become a champion as you try to replicate the professionals and relive some of our most iconic sporting moments. MEETING POINT is right outside the Olympia Theatre. Look out for the guide with an orange Stroll backpack!

Meet here: Olympia Theatre, 72 Dame Street

Jason Flynn

Hi! My name is Jason and I'm a Stroller here in Dublin's fair city. Between studying at our world famous Trinity College and being heavily involved in our thriving startup scene in Dublin, I have a unique perspective on both life in the city and how Dublin is establishing itself as a centre for tech, innovation, and the best place in the world to do business. And I'm delighted to share that perspective with you on our Stroll, with lots of fun along the way!

11 Reviews

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    Anna Griffith

    January 2018

    The reason why I've given 4 stars is because Jason was fantastic, he had great knowledge of the fighters in Dublin. However, I would give str

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    Steph Palmer

    October 2017

    We did the Fighting Irish Walking Tour and overall I would recommend it. Our tour guide Jason was really knowledgable about the subject and gave a lot of insight into the history of fighting in Ireland as well as Conor McGregor without overwhelming the tour about McGregor. The one suggestion I would have for Jason and Stroll would be to not talk so fast during the tour. Several times we couldn't really understand what was being said and missed some information due to this. Otherwise this was a really great tour and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

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    Pablo Luiz

    August 2017

    Loved when Jason showed us fighting gloves and sizes...great tour and stories!

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    Anita G

    August 2017

    What an incredible story. Not just mcgregor's but the whole fighting irish past is just incredible.

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    Ranita Sharma

    August 2017

    The walking tour was outstanding. Jason was informative and a lot of fun!

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    Jen M

    June 2017

    The tour run by Jason was fun and full of surprises. The history of the Fighting Irish in Dublin is fascinating and is much larger than Conor McGregor's story. It was so interesting, even for those of us who don't watch combat sports!

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    Corinna Alvin

    March 2017

    I had an amazing time and had a great experience.

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    Angela Lowry

    March 2017

    Fun!

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    Keaton Maddison

    March 2017

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    Darlene Pierre

    March 2017

    We really enjoyed the tour, Saoirse is the best!

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    Jason Butcher

    March 2017

    I learned a lot of interesting facts during the tour

€17/person