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.
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 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