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. Our tour focuses on the historic Liberties area, known to many as “real Dublin”. It is here that we can see many of the influences and traditions that inspired Conor McGregor & Co. imprinted on the streets and buildings. Far from being a simple point of interest tour, we seek to answer the question of how and why ‘The Fighting Irish’ image was created. Be prepared to be kept on your toes as you walk around the home of current and future 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.
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!
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
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!
Loved when Jason showed us fighting gloves and sizes...great tour and stories!
What an incredible story. Not just mcgregor's but the whole fighting irish past is just incredible.
The walking tour was outstanding. Jason was informative and a lot of fun!
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!
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