Rock ‘n’ Stroll Trail
The Rock ‘n’ Stroll trail of Dublin is a series of plaques displayed across Dublin buildings that highlight places where music history happened
To note: The stroll itself may no longer be in operation, however most of the plaques are still on display.
In an effort to get the younger visitors moving, and to highlight the maybe unknown impressive musical history, Dublin invented the Rock’n’Stroll, a self-guided tour through music history.
Buildings are identified by plaques in the design of a vinyl record. The reason for its display is stated on the plaque. While the plaques are still to be seen, the stroll itself hasn’t been promoted in recent years.
Some plaques to note are:
Chris de Burgh – Captain Americas
‘This is where Chris de Burgh was the solo entertainer for diners after he left Trinity College’
U2 – St.Stephen’s Green
‘U2 played some of their earliest gigs at the Dandelion Market formerly on this site’
(The venue itself has since been demolished and a restauarant is in it’s place – but the plaque opposite keeps the memory alive)
Bob Geldolf, Boomtown Rats – Windmill Lane
‘The Boomtown Rats met regularly here and this is where bob wrote ‘Rat Trap”.