A Donation from the Rory Gallagher Family

August 3rd Irish The Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum Experience added a donation of memorabilia from the Family of Rory Gallagher to Apollo Studios. This donation is part of a long term goal to build musical bridges between Dublin and Ballyshannon. The two donations were brought by Eoin Gallagher, Nephew of Rory Gallagher and are part of a long term plan of raising awareness and celebrating Irish musical heritage with Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum. The Museum is delighted to add this to the Museum...
Claire Guinan Art Irish Rock Museum

Claire Guinan Art Irish Rock Museum

My ‘Heart and Soul: Portraits of Irish Musicians” is coming to Dublin. It features portraits of musicians from all genres of Irish music; Christy Dignam, Imelda May, John Sheahan, Lisa Hannigan and many more. Claire will be unveiling my newest portrait of Phil Lynott which was commissioned by his late mother Philomena, who gave her seen before photos of Philip. This portrait is to mark what would have been his 70th birthday. The exhibition opens on Wednesday 14th of August at 6pm in the Rock and Roll Museum Experience. All welcome to the Rock Museum Launch. Book Your Guided Tour...
Vibe for Philo Discount 2019

Vibe for Philo Discount 2019

Vibe for Philo 2019   Vibe for Philo is an annual event held to commemorate Phil Lynott on the anniversary of his tragic passing. This year marks the 33rd Vibe and will take place in Whelan’s over 3rd, 4th and 5th January.   Phil Lynott in the museum Phil Lynott is an iconic figure in Irish rock and music in general. As such he holds a very special place in the heart of the museum. Our dedicated Thin Lizzy exhibit features a range of interesting Phil Lynott memorabilia from his school report to his iconic mirror bass, kindly donated by the lovely Philomena Lynott. The exhibition is housed in Apollo studio, where Phil actually recorded quite soon before he died. Vibe for Philo discount and competition To celebrate Phil’s anniversary and the Vibe for Philo, we’re offering a 20% discount for the museum for the first two weeks of the year. All you have to do is enter the code VIBEFORPHILO when booking online, or present your ticket for the gig at reception to receive your discount.     Book Your Guided Tour...

New Donation | Terrie Colman-Black Donation to the Museum

A Donation For All Our Beatles Fans The Museum is delighted to announce that we’re launching an exhibition of Beatles Memorabilia donated by arguably Ireland’s Biggest Beatles Fan Terri-Colman Black. Part of the donation is Terri’s ticket and the booklet from that very gig! The Beatles played in Ireland one one occcasion, twice in The Adelphi Cinema in Dublin on November 7th...
Rory Gallagher Festival 2018

Rory Gallagher Festival 2018

Rock Spots to visit when at the Rory Gallagher Festival     The Rory Gallagher International Festival is back for a very special year, what with it being Rory’s 70th Birthday this year. It’s taking place from the 31st May to the 3rd June and this year it has a cracking line up for fans of the blues and rock n roll legend. They’re rounding the troops up with Band of Friends (Gerry Mc Evoy, Ted McKenna and MarcelScherpenzeel) headlining. Another legendary musician is playing the festival this year too. That legendary drummer is Thin Lizzy founding member Brian Downey and his band Brian Downey’s “Alive and Dangerous”. With Brian, Band of Friends, Wilko Johnson and many other internationally renowned musicians playing, it will be a 70th bash to remember! With this in mind we decided to compile a list of places for you to visit on your Ballyshannon based Rory Gallagher Trail.       5. Rory Gallagher Place Rory Gallagher Place was developed by Barry O’Neil, who is also the director of the music festival. Rory Gallagher Place is located in East Port and it’s a popular place for fans of the musican to visit. 4. Rory Gallagher Theatre   In 2005 The Abbey Centre in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal was renamed The Rory Gallagher Theatre in Rory’s Honour. It has a wood carving of Rory on it’s wall and not only does it celebrate Rory but it also hosts some of the Rory Gallagher Festival each year.   3. Rock Hospital   When down in Ballyshannon you must drop into Rock Hospital, where Rory was born. Yes, he...
Record Store Day 2018 Our Top Picks

Record Store Day 2018 Our Top Picks

Record Store Day Releases 2018 Our Picks. We’re big fans of vinyl here at the Museum, not that we really need to tell you, you can see that from our vinyl collection below, which is actually the largest on display record collection in Ireland. You can also see us wax lyrical about how we think vinyl just sounds better here. Don’t get us wrong, we still listen to Spotify and stream online but there’s something about sinking into the couch and listening to your favourite album that is epitomised by the crackle of our favourite record on a  player. A post shared by Irish Rock Museum (@irishrockmuseum) on Apr 20, 2018 at 5:47am PDT Now, this year we’re delighted that Record Store Day 2018 has some great releases and  has been taken on board by lots of musicians so we’ve compiled a list of records we wouldn’t mind picking up for you below. Led Zeppelin Rock N Roll Sunset Sound Mix & Friends Olympic Studio Mix Led Zeppelin are kicking off their 50th year in business by joining Record Store Day with two releases, both produced by Jimmy Page and previously unreleased to the public. Tom Waits Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards. Tom Waits is rereleasing the three piece entitled Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards, originally released in 2006. These were previously only sold as Orphans, but now they’re available for the first time as stand alone albums pressed on 2 xLP 180 transparent grey vinyl. All three are available to buy so pick one up or three! Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds ‘It’s A Beautiful World’ which will...