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End of an era

Iconic Windmill Lane graffiti wall to be auctioned off for Movember

U2, the Rolling Stones and Sinéad O’Connor all recorded at the studio.

THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION is going to sell off sections of the iconic Windmill Lane wall of graffiti to raise funds for the charity.

Windmill Lane studios in Dublin were demolished earlier this year.

The building became iconic after several high-profile acts recorded there, including U2, Van Morrisson, the Rolling Stones and Sinéad O’Connor.

The redevelopers, Hibernia REIT, took steps to preserve the famous walls and granted permission to remove and preserve several sections.

Movember said it “worked with a number of third parties to recover fully-intact sections of the wall, preserving their structure and safely protecting the thousands of layers of art that had accumulated over the decades”.

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The charity now plans to sell sections of the wall to raise funds for men’s health.

Each section is expected to fetch up to €30,000, as estimated by Whyte’s Auctioneers.

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Neil Rooney, Movember Country Manager, said: “For decades, Windmill Lane was an eccentric jewel-in-the-crown of Dublin’s musical and artistic landscape.”

Movember has always been about finding innovative ways to fundraise, so when we learned that this important piece of Dublin’s cultural history was to be lost forever, we thought that maybe there’s a way to preserve it for future generations, and at the same time raise vital funds for men’s health.

More information about the initiative can be found here.

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