Grouse Lodge Recording Studios
Located near the picturesque village of Rosemount in County Westmeath, Ireland, Grouse Lodge is a world class residential studio steeped in old world charm. Our guests over the years have included Michael Jackson, REM, Snow Patrol, Tom Jones and thousands of other artists & producers.
The complex incorporates studios designed by Andy Munro of Munro Associates, along with nine double bedrooms in three separate renovated stone outhouses. The main studio is purpose built integrating the existing 275 year old stone structure and features a huge control room (900sq.ft) with lots of natural daylight and two large live rooms with superb acoustics. The extensive use of local cut stone gives the space a unique feel and sound.
Contd from above……The Hill of Uisneach, near Ballymore village, is a ten-minute drive away from Grouse Lodge. Uisneach is was the royal residence of the High Kings of Ireland and also the location of the pagan festival Bealtaine.
Located on the side of the hill is the Cat Stone (it is said to resemble a cat). Legend has it that the Mother Goddess Erui who gave her name to the island of Ireland (Eire) is buried underneath the cat stone.
The nearby town of Moate is the closest town for shopping, eating or having a pint. It is home to Dun na Si Heritage Centre translated as the ‘fairy fortress’. The centre includes a genealogical research centre for those interested in locating their Irish family tree. The old courthouse now serves as a museum, with over 1,000 artefacts covering the folk history of the town and the surrounding countryside since the 18th century. The main street is regarded as one of the widest in the country-