We are open for Culture Night
Friday 16th September 2016, 5pm – 9pm
CONOR MCGREGOR: DUBLIN READERS CHAMPION!
James Curry a Dublin historian took a break from writing about the notorious labour leader Big Jim Larkin to write a booklet about the ‘Notorious’ mixed martial artist Conor McGregor.
He is a labour historian based at NUI Galway, is the author of Shining in Stockholm: The Story of Conor McGregor’s UFC Debut. The privately published (not for commercial sale) booklet tells the story of Dublin fighter McGregor’s signing with the UFC in early February 2013, and his first fight for the organisation two months later against American opponent Marcus Brimage.
The booklet is currently being adapted in order to be made suitable for readers at different levels at the Dublin Adult Learning Centre. James today delivered a talk on McGregor’s memorable UFC debut fight with ‘Bama Beast’ Brimage that began his journey to becoming the UFC’s undisputed featherweight champion of the world.
James said today after his talk. “My hope is that reading about Conor’s single-minded pursuit of his dreams can help inspire some of the students at 3 Mountjoy Square and any others who happen to read the booklet.
A copy of Shining in Stockholm can be downloaded here in PDF format.