In America ‘The Fighting Irish’ may conjure up images of Notre Dame or the 69th regiment, but in Ireland the tradition goes further back. 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. Follow us as we take you on a sports inspired city walk, with a particular focus on the footsteps of one of the world’s current best fighters, Conor McGregor. From the suburbs of Crumlin in Dublin to the heights of Las Vegas, we will take you around the Straight Blast Gym where he has trained since 2008 under the legendary coach, John Kavanagh. Be prepared to be kept on your toes as you walk around the home of current and future MMA superstars and come to appreciate the hard-work, dedication and skill required to become a world champion. Meeting Point: Outside the Olympia Theatre. Look out for the guide with an orange Stroll backpack.
A theatre and adventure loving 20-something Irish girl. Also enjoys puns and pizza and walking (and usually I don't get lost)
I had an amazing time and had a great experience.
We really enjoyed the tour, Saoirse is the best!
I learned a lot of interesting facts during the tour