Sweet Home brings down the house

Gavin Friday and Guggi spoke and sang at a wake for the Ballymun flats attended by thousands in Dublin on Friday night. Dublin’s notorious ‘Seven Towers’, made famous in U2’s song Running to Standstill, are being torn down this week.

Gavin and Guggi — who grew up in the area, sang their song ‘Sweet Home Under White Clouds‘ a cappella, announcing it a ‘traditional Ballymun ballad’. More than 3,000 people watched as cranes started their work while U2’s Beautiful Day played in the background on Saturday at noon.

The Ballymun flats are being dismantled to make room for houses as part of the largest urban regeration programme in Europe.