U2 Travel Guide

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Ireland’s most famous music venue. It was built in 1878 as a train depot and closed in 1950. Unused until 1987, it was purchased by business man Harry Crosbie and restored. Reopened in 1988, U2 played their Christmas and New Year’s Eve 1989-1990 concerts here, and the venue is also known from the ‘store room’ scenes in 'Rattle And Hum'.

The Point Depot Theater was closed in summer 2007 and totally renovated.

In December the Point Deport was reopened as "The O2". The cladding on the Liffey side is still the original one from "The Point Depot".


Dublinkarte Nr. 8 | On the river’s north side, walking east until the end of North Wall Quay, you cannot miss the Depot (approximately 25-30 minutes by foot from O'Connell St.). Alternatively, get there from the south across East Link Bridge.


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