U2 recorded their first albums here. In particular, it is where 'Boy', 'October', the single 'A Celebration', and 'War' saw the light of day with producer Steve Lillywhite, as well as of course U2’s first EP 'U2Three' (produced by Chas De Whalley). Parts of 'The Unforgettable Fire' were first recorded in Slane Castle with producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, and were then completed here. Also the final version of 'The Joshua Tree' was recorded in Windmill Lane as well as Dublin’s 'STS Studios'.
In 1989 the Windmill Lane Recording Studios moved to Ringsend Road. Today there are new studios in the building again, with the confusingly similar name Windmill Lane Studios. It is now mainly used for TV and other multimedia projects, though.
The legendary U2 Wall is still located here, covered with tributes from U2 fans from across the world.
4 Windmill Ln, 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland
From O'Connell Bridge follow the river along its south bank past the Dockers Pub, until you reach Creighton St. There turn right, and then left into Windmill Lane.