How Much Does It Cost to Live Across the Street from Bono?

DUBLIN – Me and the missus rented a car to tool about the city and Irish countryside for a Sunday afternoon. Being the musical tourist/voyeur that I am, I insisted we try to find Bono’s house. And we did.

Bono's House Gate


He didn’t answer the door when I knocked. Strange.

Looking across the street, I saw that his neighbour had put his house up for sale.

Bono's neighbour


This got me me thinking: how much does it cost to live across the street from Bono in Dublin’s most posh enclave?

I assigned U2 expert Larry Lootsteen to investigate and after much digging, he found the listing. The answer seems to be 1,650,000 euros or about $2.4 million CAD.  A bargain or a fortune? Guess it all depends on the neighhours…

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “How Much Does It Cost to Live Across the Street from Bono?

  • February 16, 2015 at 10:28 am


    In that neighborhood also lies Edges pink house, Enya’s castle and for at least one time I was there, the Canadian Embassy which house the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland. Most tourists (Italian and Spanish) get a glimpse of yer mans house from the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit)

    • February 16, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Elisnore is also an estate where Achtung Baby was recorded that is in that hood. The former Canadian embassy house might have also been a recording location for SOI.



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