U2’s Joshua Tree: 7 Things You May Not Know

U2’s Joshua Tree: 7 Things You May Not Know

Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary We’re delighted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of U2’s Joshua Tree today. What an amazing and iconic album, that catapulted the further into the elite ranks. In celebration, we’re offering 20% off for anyone who comes to reception and sings us a line from their favourite Joshua Tree song from Thursday 9th of March to Sunday 12th of March. It’s as simple as that! What better time to come and check out our U2 exhibit and everything else we have to offer? Book Your Tour  Interesting Facts About Joshua Tree The 9th of March marks the 30th anniversary of one of U2’s iconic album Joshua Tree. As they embark on a celebratory tour, we took a look at the making of the album and found out some interesting facts that you may not (or may, I know there’s plenty of superfans out there!) know about the album. Enjoy!     Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Inspired the Album’s Direction   Coming from a punk background and influence, U2 to this point hadn’t really delved into the world of blues music. This lack of blues influence struck Bono when he was working on a project with Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, when the lads were jamming some blues music and he realised he had no familiarity with it. Along with spending some time with Bob Dylan and Van Morrison as well as the Waterboys and Hothouse Flowers, this inspired Bono to go back to a roots influenced style of writing for the album, drawing on both Irish and American culture and tradition.     All But...
Top 10 Rock N Roll Christmas Songs

Top 10 Rock N Roll Christmas Songs

Top 10 Irish Rock N Roll Christmas Songs Christmas is upon us, and with it the return of Christmas songs taking over our airwaves. While we can agree there are a lot of very poor attempts, there are some gems out there too! In no particular order, here is our definitive list of the top 10 Rock N Roll Christmas songs. From old to new, world famous to somewhat obscure, it’s an eclectic list. Enjoy! And be sure to let us know your comments good or bad. And afterwards, check out our special Christmas tours featuring a festive drink and a 20% discount. 1. Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon John Lennon’s classic needs no introduction. While it is a Christmas song, this was more of a platform for John & Yoko to highlight their protest against the Vietnam War. The song was accompanied by giant billboards like the one you can see in the thumbnail in 12 major cities around the world. 2. Walking in the Air - Ryan Sheridan When Ryan Sheridan was asked to perform a Christmas song for Tony Fenton’s radio show, he wanted to perform something out of the ordinary that reminded him of his childhood. For many of us, “Walking in the Air” conjures up memories of watching The Snowman, yearning for some decent snow so we could build our own snowman! Not very likely in Ireland. In this version, Ryan captures the essence of the original, while adding his own bluegrass inspired twist. 3. Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade Slade’s worldwide hit is one of the most recognisable Rock N Roll Christmas...
Discount for Concertgoers

Discount for Concertgoers

To celebrate our love and your love of rock music, and all music we’re offering a brand new concertgoer’s Irish Rock Museum discount. Irish Rock Museum Discount We’re passionate about music at the Irish Rock N Roll Museum. It goes without saying we have a particular love for Rock music of the Irish variety, but we love and respect music in all forms and try our best to incorporate a wide variety of Irish bands in our tour and museum. Live music remains such an amazing form of artistic expression and something we at the museum want to celebrate. In the interest of this, we’re offering a 20% discount for all concertgoers!  All you have to do is present your ticket at reception, tell us all about the gig (if you want to) and boom 20% off! It’s as easy as that! You can book online or at reception, which ever you prefer. Our current tour times are: 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30, 15:15, 16:00, 16:45 & 17:30     Book Now...
A Rock N Roll Christmas

A Rock N Roll Christmas

  Rockin Around the Christmas Tree Try something different and have a Rock N Roll Christmas with us here in the Irish Rock N Roll Museum this Decemeber! We’ll be celebrating with festive cheer, new stories about your favourite Irish bands Christmas traditions, Christmas karaoke and much more! Tis the season to be rockin’, so visit us this Christmas for a special and unique experience you won’t get anywhere else, or at any other time of the year. And as a special online discount, you can use the code “XMAS20ROCK” to get 20% off when you book your tour online!   Book Your Christmas Tour Rock N Roll Christmas Tour We’re going all out this Christmas for our Rock N Roll Christmas tour! For the month of December we’ll be offering special Christmas tours which will include: A festive drink on arrival Learn more about some of the greatest Christmas songs to come out of Ireland such as ‘Fairytale of New York’ and ‘Band Aid’ Check out our U2 and Thin Lizzy memorabilia and learn about their favourite Christmas tunes and traditions Get into the Christmas spirit and dress up like a Christmas elf, Santa or Mrs. Claus in our jam room (Unique Christmas jumpers also encouraged)  Sing along to your favourite Christmas songs and record a video of your own version in our recording studios Tour lasts for approximately 1 hour Tours take place at 11:30, 12:45, 2:00, 3:00, 4:15 & 5:30 Prices from €10 per person For group bookings (more than 10 people) email info@irishrocknrollmuseum.com Kids go Free Christmas is a family event. And with kids under 12...
The Ultimate Family Deal – Wax Museum Family Combo

The Ultimate Family Deal – Wax Museum Family Combo

Family Combo Deal We’re delighted to announce our new Family Combo Deal, one ticket for two of Dublin’s best museums at a great price. If you’re torn between nostalgic parents wanting to relive their youth, and kids that want to see their favourite cartoon heroes in the Wax Museum, never fear there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Family Day Out at the Rock Museum The museum is a great place for a family outing. There’s something for everyone, with loads of nostalgic rock history and memorabilia to bring parents’ memories flooding back, and interactive dress up and karaoke for the kids to enjoy. The tour guides have stories ranging from early Thin Lizzy to Rihanna’s time recording in the studio, a range of tales spanning decades and genres. It’s loads of fun and something a bit different from your usual family activity. Wax Museum Plus - Fun for all the family The Wax Museum Plus is an equally great but very different experience for families. It features a journey through Irish History, Kids World, interactive Science & Discovery Zone and Wax Factor studios (where you can record your own music video)! As an added memento, you can also get your very own Wax Hand in a variety of colours! Buy Now...