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Sooner or later most U2 fans make the trip to Ireland to see for themselves
where it all began and continues to this day. The pictures and descriptions below
should get you on your way. Who knows, you may run into not only other U2 fans
from all over the world but also perhaps a band member or two!
(Click on the small images to take you to the larger pictures for each)


Baggott InnBaggot Inn One of the clubs U2 played in the early days... alas, now closed

143 Lower Baggot
Baggott Inn
Dockers PubDockers Pub A favored pub of the band, particularly Edge, and conveniently around the corner from Windmill Lane and Hanover Studios

Sir John Rogerson's Quay
Dockers Pub
Waterfront Rock CafeWaterfront Rock Cafe Another club the band played in the early days... also no longer there (and featured in the movie The Commitments)
Sir John Rogerson's Quay
Waterfront Rock Cafe
Waterfront Rock Cafe Inside the Waterfront was a veritable shrine to U2... I wonder what happened to all that memorabilia... Waterfront Rock Cafe
Project Arts TheatreProjects Art Centre Where Paul McGuinness first saw the band perform; now just a cavity in the earth
Essex Street East
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The Point Depot TheatrePoint Depot Theatre Theatre in which U2 played their fan-favorite New Year's '89 gig; still a great place in which to hear live music
North Wall Quay
The Point Depot Theatre
Hanover StudiosHanover Studios U2's recording headquarters; one of the more likely places in Dublin for meeting the band or drooling over Bono's animal-print interiored Mercedes!
Hanover Quay
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The Clarence HotelClarence Hotel Old Dublin hotel along the Liffey bought and renovated by U2 a few year's back
Wellington Quay
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The KitchenThe Kitchen U2's nightclub in the basement of the Clarence Hotel; very dark and cavelike inside, a bit like wandering into a Flintstones episode!
Wellington Quay
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The River LiffeyRiver Liffey "but we're north and south of the river..."
The River Liffey, looking toward the Half Penny Bridge
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Moydrum CastleMoydrum Castle Castle used on the cover of The Unforgettable Fire album... a very haunting place
Athlone (northwest of Dublin)
Moydrum Castle
Moydrum Castle * Moydrum Castle
Slane CastleSlane Castle Castle used by U2 in recording material for The Unforgettable Fire album, and also where they played a few concerts
Slane (north of Dublin)
Slane Castle
Windmill Lane then... Windmill Lane The original Windmill Lane Studio and where most fans start their U2 pilgrimage; picture from 1993, before the walls were painted over and construction begun in 1997
Windmill Lane, off Creighton Street
Windmill Lane then...
Windmill Lane now... The wall fans are relegated to today (not to be confused with the Not Wall (see right)... and not nearly as much fun or as interesting, bah! Windmill Lane now
10 Cedarwood Road 10 Cedarwood Road Bono's childhood home
10 Cedarwood Road, north of the city
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60 Rosemount Avenue60 Rosemount Avenue Larry's childhood home, and where the band first rehearsed
60 Rosemount Avenue, north of the city
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Mt. Temple Comprehensive SchoolMt. Temple Comprehensive Where it all began - the school all four band members attended at some point and where Larry put up the advert looking for bandmates
Malahide Road
Mt. Temple Comprehensive School
Ballymun FlatsBallymun Flats One of the seven towers Bono sings of in "Running To Stand Still," a housing project north of the city; do NOT go here on foot -- this is a bad area
Ballymun, near Dublin Airport
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Bono's GatesBono's gates Gates at Bono's house; the writings and artwork on the gates are worth a long look, whether or not you're a U2 fan
county Killiney
Bono's Gates
Bono's Gates Click on the picture at left to see a larger image and check out the amazing detail in the drawing of the high-heeled shoe Bono's Gates
Tosca RestaurantTosca Restaurant owned and operated by Bono's brother, Norman... make sure to check out the artwork hanging on the walls; you may spot something of Bono's
Suffolk Street
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Nini'sNini's Former site of Gavin Friday's Mr. Pussy's Cafe, now a sandwich shop owned by Bono's brother Norman
Suffolk Street (beside Tosca)
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Kilmainham Gaol Where U2 filmed their video for "A Celebration"; also used in the movie "In The Name of the Father" -- worth a visit for historical as well as U2 reasons
Inchicore Road
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Bonavox Hearing Aid Store Reasons abound for how Bono (Vox) got his name; this is one explanation given compliments of the Lypton Village
Earl Street North
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POD Nightclub for the techno-music inclined; also a haunt of Bono's
Harcourt Street
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Dandelion Market Now the St. Stephen's Green shopping center, it was once an open-air space where U2 played in the early days
St. Stephen's Green
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