Ireland Trips

Where the Streets Have No Name: Following U2 in Dublin

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In 1978, 14 year old Larry Mullen posted a sign on a bulletin board at his School in Clontarf, Dublin. Little did he know that this would be the starting point of one of the greatest bands the world had ever seen; one that would go on to conquer the international music scene by storm.

Mullen, Adam Clayton, David Evans (“The Edge”) and Paul David Hewson – commonly known as Bono – were only teenagers when they formed U2 (originally called “Feedback”, and then “The Hype”). According to Bono, they formed the band before they could even play. That didn't stop them from becoming Dublin’s most famous musical experts, a rock icon for more than three decades and counting.

Being U2’s hometown, Dublin is filled with landmarks of the history of the band, and fans from all over the world travel to the city to see the place and visit the location where it all began. For these musical pilgrims, and for anyone else visiting this wonderful city, here is a short list of the places where Bono, The Edge, Clayton, and Mullen took their first steps to stardom.

U2, "Vertigo Tour" 2005. Photo: Wikipedia Brown