Vibe For Philo 2018

Vibe For Philo 2018

  Vibe for Philo is an annual event held to commemorate Phil Lynott on the anniversary of his tragic death. It’s obviously an event close to our heart with Phil having such a strong presence in the museum, and this year we’re doing a discount and we’re talking about all things Lizzy! Vibe for Philo 2017 This year the Vibe is gearing up for a special commemorations with two shows in Whelan’s s on the 3rd, and 4th  of January. The Vibe includes performances from some of the best Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy cover bands and is an event not to be missed by any fan of either! 2018 will mark 40 years since the release of Live and Dangerous, one of the most succesful live albums and DVDs of all time. Vibe is always a good show with this year sure to celebrate a great music history. 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 VIBEPHIL18 when booking online, or present...
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...
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.     Book Now...
Your Guide to our Tour Guides: Dave

Your Guide to our Tour Guides: Dave

  This is the first installment in a series of interviews we’ll be conducting with each tour guide. We pride ourselves on our excellent staff, and we’d love you to get to know a bit more about them. We recently sat down with our tour guide, tech and all round nice guy Dave to discuss favourite bands, whiskey and the music industry. Here’s what he had to say.     Name some of your favourite Irish musicians. My favourite musician would definitely be Phil Lynott. He’d be kind of a lot of people’s favourite I’d presume. Apart from Phil, it would be Rory Gallagher, another great musician, Gary Moore, who played with Thin Lizzy for a number of years. Bands like Stiff Little Fingers and The Undertones would be my sort of style. Why did you become a tour guide at the museum? Well I’ve been tour-guiding for about four or five years now in different aspects of tourism, like Georgian history. I was working in the Whiskey Museum, I was working at a Viking attraction, but personally my main interest is music, so to be able to combine both together was kind of perfect. What do you like most about working in the museum? Working in the museum, every day is different. You’re meeting different people, sharing your stories, but also people are sharing their stories with you. Their time, their experiences, seeing bands like Thin Lizzy or U2 in their younger days. What is your favourite piece of memorabilia from the museum? Personally, Phil’s bass guitar. I’m a huge Phil Lynott fan and Thin Lizzy fan. It’s definitely my favourite...
Special Discount for Bruce Springsteen Fans

Special Discount for Bruce Springsteen Fans

The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen is bringing his River Tour to Dublin this weekend for the biggest gig of the summer. We absolutely can’t wait for Bruce and his E Street band to bring their legendary show to Dublin, and if you’re one of those lucky enough to have gotten a ticket, we’re offering a 20% discount for everyone going to the gig! Bruce Springsteen Dublin Gig - May 27th & 29th Bruce is the classic touring musician, working hard and touring constantly with the E Street band ever since 1971. In those 45 years, he has built up quite a reputation for himself as one of the best performers in Rock N Roll, and music in general. We’re delighted to welcome Bruce to our city, for what is guaranteed to be two amazing shows on Friday and Sunday, when he plays in Croke Park to a sell-out crowd of 80,000 each night. While the pleasure of getting to experience Bruce live is hard to beat, we’re offering a little cherry on top for everyone travelling up for the concert.   20% Discount for Concertgoers For everyone visiting Dublin to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, we have put together a special deal. If you present your concert ticket at reception, you will receive a 20% discount on your tour. So why not add a bit of Irish Rock history to your visit? This deal will be running from the 23rd to the 30th of May, so there’s plenty of time to plan your visit!   Irish Rock Music - A Rich History Dublin and Ireland has a...