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Bono and the band grew up in this northern area of Dublin, and it is featured in the song ''Running To Stand Still': I see seven towers, but I only see one way out. Meant are the so-called Ballymun Towers (seven distinct high-rise blocks), and the difficulty many people face in leaving this residential area and its social sphere.
For many years this part of town was a problem area with a high rate of crime and drug abuse. In the meantime, however, the area is under major reconstruction. Some of the mentioned towers are leveld to ground already: Pearse Tower was demolished in the year 2004, Ceannt Tower in 2005. MacDermott Tower was blasted on the 13th March 2005, MacDonagh Tower on June the 5th 2005.


Noth suburb of Dublin - near Bonos childhood home


Dublinkarte Nr. 32 | Via N2 north to the R108, along Botanic Road to Saint Mobhi Road. Follow the the Ballymun Road until your're there.


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