U2 Travel Guide

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Still U2's current head quarter and recording studio (they moved here between late 1994 and early 1995). The main studio is directly above the garage, the building on the right with car access at the very end. The U2 studios and Harry Crosbie premises (a well known Dublin business man also involved in the extension of the Clarence Hotel) are the only old buildings still standing on the left waterfront of the quay, everything else has been torn down or even already been re-built.

U2 should vacate the studios in 2009, to make room for a new city development centre planned by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority. A variety of architects bid for the re-development, and U2 should find their new home in the top floors of a planned futuristic-looking skyscraper, which still is not in construction phase.

During the recording of the new songs the Hanover Quay Studios obviously became a focal point for U2 fans from across the world. The concrete works is gone, the walls around here became the new ‘U2 Wall’, featuring hundreds of fan graffiti.


The Sound Studio, Hanover Quay


Dublinkarte Nr. 4 | From the city centre follow the river on the south bank, heading east on Sir John Rogerson's Quay. Turn right into Forbes St. and then left towards Hanover Quay. If Forbes St. is closed (or has even disappeared!), walk further to Benson St. and turn right, then right again onto Hanover Quay. You will need approximately 25-30 minutes from O'Connell Bridge to Hanover Quay, but Dockers Pub and Windmill Lane can be found along the way.


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