Windmill Lane is located in the south inner city of Dublin and is a street with a significant musical and artistic history.
The street is primarily known as the location for The Windmill Lane studios where music groups including the Rolling Stones, REM and U2 all recorded music at some stage in their careers.
U2 recorded parts of their “Joshua Tree” album here and they are the band that people most associate with this particular recording studio location.
The studio was relocated to a newer building in Ringsend and the former location at Windmill Lane has since been demolished.
At the time of demolition, parts of the studio walls were preserved and kept to auction off with the profits going to charities. This street will remain in the memory of music fans and artists for the future even though the studio itself is now gone. Windmill Lane is an unusual gem in the heart of Dublin City and my visit here was thoroughly enjoyable from both a historical and photographical point of view.
How to get there:
Take the DART to Tara Street Station and walk along the quay toward the national convention centre for 5-8 minutes and the street should be on your right hand side.
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