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U2 are finally set to get their very own exhibition centre in the Irish capital

It’s a beautiful day.

SO, ASIDE FROM small exhibitions, we’ve never actually gotten around to honouring Ireland’s biggest rock band with a permanent landmark in their home city.

Awkward, we know.

U2 in concert - New York Source: EMPICS Entertainment/PA Images

So, if you’ve ever had to fend off requests to visit anything U2-related by guests from overseas, you’re not alone.

Oh, and if you’ve had to counteract mournful reactions by explaining that there’s just not much in the way of tourist attractions on that front, your days are numbered.

It looks like an exhibition centre dedicated to the band is to be established, and it’s going to be housed on the site of their current recording and rehearsal studio in the capital.

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So, back in 2014, U2 bought a site on Hanover Quay back from the Dublin Docklands Development Authority after they sold it to them in 2002, and sights are now set on using it to house more U2 memorabilia than you can shake a stick at.

We’re talking 40 years of U2 memories here, people.

According to RTÉ, the U2 Visitor and Exhibition Space will also house a reconstruction of the band’s original studio in addition to four decades worth of U2 wonder.

The planning application has been lodged by Golden Brook Limited and MHEC Ltd., and covers the addresses No. 15 to 18 Hanover Quay.

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