You might recognise some of these places from U2 album photography, especially October and their first greatest hits album. Across from the ‘Grand Canal Docks’ sign is the building site for U2 Tower. Designed by Norman Foster, the $200m eco-friendly skyscraper will include a hotel, viewing platform and apartments - and will be topped by a pod-style recording studio. When completed in 2011, it will be Ireland's tallest building . To get there, simply turn left at O’Connell Bridge on the Northside with your back to O’Connell St and walk about 20min.
2. The Point Depot Theatre
Recently renovated, this is one of Ireland’s most famous live venues and hs a capicity of 8000. It has played host to everyone from Nina Simone to Oasis, and on a number of occasions, Bono and the boys. U2 played their Christmas/New Year's Eve concerts there in 1989/1990, and it also appears in the film Rattle and Hum. Find it in the same area as the landmarks above.