Hot Press Magazine – The biggest influencer in the Irish Music Industry is  40 years old

Hot Press Magazine – The biggest influencer in the Irish Music Industry is 40 years old

Hot Press Magazine - The biggest influencer in the Irish Music Industry is already 40 years old     Every Irish artist dreams about their consecration as the day he/she will be on the Hot Press cover. Going back in time, we could name many established artists, like Hozier, hoping to be baptized as a rock stars by THE magazine. Since 1977 it delivered to its readers interesting, quality content, differentiating from the other magazines for its distinctive interviews. They define themselves as the writers’ journal. And they definitely are. As of today, we can state that Hot Press is an indispensable part of Irish cultural heritage. So, in a lunch break of a weirdly sunny day in Dublin, walking around Temple Bar, I came across a free (FREE!) Hot Press covers exhibition. I obviously walked in and… how fascinating! The exhibition is organised for Hot Press’ 40th birthday, in collaboration with and in the spaces of the National Library of Ireland’s National Photographic Archive. It gives you the overall look you need to understand how they were able to grow and change during the years, without losing their touch and their personality. A clear evidence of their evolution is their logo: always different, but coherent with their vision. They fought and are fighting for social causes from multi-cultural Ireland, women’s social and political rights, sexual freedom between consenting adults to the referendum for marriage equality and the 8th March repeal. (Incidentally the Vinyl Love collective are running Vinyl love for Repeal events all week-end too click for more info below! Anyway back to the free Hot Press Expo....
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...
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...
Dads of Rock – Father’s Day at the Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience

Dads of Rock – Father’s Day at the Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience

  Take your dad on a trip down memory lane, through all his favourite Irish rock bands. This Father’s Day, June 19th, father’s go free with a paying child or teenager! Father’s Day - June 19th This Father’s Day, June 19th, treat your dad to a visit to the Irish Rock N’ Roll Museum Experience to relive all the memories of his favourite Irish rock bands. Iconic memorabilia, rare instruments and unheard stories, it’s the ultimate museum for anyone who grew up listening to Irish Rock Music and is Dublin’s most exciting new attraction. Whether he loves Thin Lizzy, U2, Rory Gallagher or just has an appreciation for Irish Rock in general, it’s the perfect way to spend a Father’s Day together. Check out our memorabilia and candid photos, jam together in our rehearsal room, learn about Irish rock history and visit our dedicated Thin Lizzy and U2 exhibitions. To celebrate the event of Father’s Day, dads go free with one paying child or teenager, specially for all the Rock N’ Roll crazy dads out there! So if you’re looking for a unique, fun way to spend a special Father’s Day this year, book a tour with us!   Book Now Now enjoy this beautiful song written by possibly the most Rock N’ Roll dad there ever was, Phil Lynott about his daughter Sarah. Phil wrote the song with Gary Moore about his daughter Sarah when she was a...
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...