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Scéal Benny

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7.15pm
     

Born in 1913, the son of Irish immigrants from Donegal,
Benny Lynch rose from the poverty of the
Glasgow tenements to become a legendary boxer.

Scéal Benny

Scéal Benny Lynch tells the story of the how the son of Irish immigrants from Donegal rose from the poverty of the Glasgow tenements to become a world champion boxer. By the age of 22, he had won the Scottish, British, European and World titles and is still listed in the top ten fighters of all time in his weight division. He was a superstar in the 1930s but it was too much for him to handle and he died of alcoholism by the age of 33. Through interviews with boxing and social historians including former boxing world champions Bernard Dunne and Jim Watt, we tell this his tragic story for the first time and the rich relationship between the North West of Ireland and Glasgow that remains as strong to this day.

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