What We Do
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.
Sound Training College
Our Sound Training College (STC) is committed to developing comprehensive educational programmes in MUSIC TECHNOLOGY and SOUND ENGINEERING, reflecting the demands of the modern music industry.
Sound Training College has been setting standards in audio education for over 25 years. We offer both full and part time accredited courses in Sound Engineering, Music Production, and Live Sound, Lighting & Stage Management. Sound Training College also delivers a Degree in Creative Music Production with IADT.
The College incorporates an impressive list of facilities, which include Grouse Lodge Recording Studios, Apollo, Sun, & Elektra Recording Studios, The Button Factory Venue and Temple Lane Rehearsal Studios. Our computer lab facilities are also of the highest standard, where each student is assigned their own Apple iMac workstation, fully equipped with the latest industry software.
Temple Lane Studios
Opened by Paddy Dunning in Dublin’s Temple Bar, Temple Lane Recording Studios has been at the centre of Irish music since 1984. From Whipping Boy to Rihanna, a huge range of acts have recorded some of the most important songs and albums of the last 30 years here. The studio is also considered a home of independent Irish music and Irish bands.
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The Button Factory
The Button Factory was established in 2007 on the premises of the Temple Bar music centre. It is one of the most respected venues in the country featuring a state of the art sound system.
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Irish Rock 'n' Roll Museum
The Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum Experience is a vital part of Irish Music History, based in Temple Bar. It recognises the musical strength of Ireland and tells the behind the scenes stories of the Irish Music Scene.
The Irish Rock N’ Roll Museum is the only attraction of it’s kind. Visitors get the unique opportunity to visit the weird and wonderful behind the scenes of the vibrant Irish music industry. Offering both a journey through the history of Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll and the chance to experience what it’s like to form a band of your own, it’s the perfect blend of history and fun!
This tour offers visitors the chance to explore memorabilia from some of the most famous bands in Irish rock history including the Thin Lizzy exhibit in Apollo Studios and the U2 exhibition situated in the Button Factory venue.
Ireland’s first wax museum was set up in 1804 by the famous Madame Tussaud and has had many reincarnations since. It is now one of the most popular visitor attractions in Dublin. It has moved from its original location in Shakespeare’s Gallery in Exchequer Street in 1804 to The Armoury building on College Green home to the former Central Bank of Ireland to O’Connell bridge where it remains today at the epicentre of the city. The National Wax Museum has been a huge part of the Irish tourism landscape for nearly 40 years and we are proud of its fantastic history to date. Amongst other areas, the museum features the Time Vaults of Irish History and Mythology. This area recreates Ireland’s cultural heritage down through the ages. Visitors can get up close and personal with a huge array of historical figures. Become completely immersed in Irish Historical with an experience of sight, sound and smell. For tickets visit https://shop.waxmuseumplus.ie/collections/tickets.