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Field Recordings

 

This section features field recordings made in various locations throughout the borough of Dún Laoghaire. Click on an icon in the map or on the list below to hear a sound, and to read information about the location and the recording.

2017

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  • Sound #00070

  • Sound Title: The bell sound of the Old Town Hall, Marine Road
  • Duration: 2:51
  • Location: Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire
  • Date/Time: 16.05.2017, 18:00
  • Equipment: Sony PCM-D100
  • Weather: Sunny, light wind rising and dropping
  • Description: Local resident Sam McGovern contacted us during April 2017 asking if we could include a recording of "the steely chime of the Venetian clock tower at the bottom of Marine Road, the main sound I have always associated with Dun Laoghaire. Might that be a sound you'll record soon?” This recording was made directly across from the Town Hall, just before tea time on a hot busy day during May 2017. Before the chime from the clock tower sounds (approximately 30 seconds in) you can hear busy traffic, workers on their way home, skateboarders over at the Pavilion Theatre and some very boisterous visitors. The Town Hall bells are followed by the sound of the bells of St. Michaels Church, located at the top of the road.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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2016

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  • Sound #00061

  • Sound Title: ‘Since by man came death’ from Handels Messiah
  • Duration: 1:52
  • Location: Monkstown Parish Church
  • Date/Time: 05.12.2015, 20:00
  • Equipment: Rode NT4 + SD702
  • Weather: Indoors
  • Description: This recording is taken from a live performance of the Messiah For All at Monkstown Parish Church, Saturday 5th December, 2015. The concert included the Dún Laoghaire Choral Society and people from the surrounding area. The evening featured Maria McGrann, soprano; Carolyn Holt, alto; Andrew Gavin, tenor; and David Howes, bass. The organist was Tristan Russcher. The performance was conducted by David Brophy. With thanks to David Brophy and Aileen O’Reilly for permission to make these recordings and to Liam O’Dowd for his photographs taken on the night.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): Liam O'Dowd
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  • Sound #00060

  • Sound Title: ‘Lift up your heads’ from Handels Messiah
  • Duration: 3:16
  • Location: Monkstown Parish Church
  • Date/Time: 05.12.2015, 20:00
  • Equipment: Rode NT4 + SD702
  • Weather: Indoors
  • Description:This recording is taken from a live performance of the Messiah For All at Monkstown Parish Church, Saturday 5th December, 2015. The concert included the Dún Laoghaire Choral Society and people from the surrounding area. The evening featured Maria McGrann, soprano; Carolyn Holt, alto; Andrew Gavin, tenor; and David Howes, bass. The organist was Tristan Russcher. The performance was conducted by David Brophy. With thanks to David Brophy and Aileen O’Reilly for permission to make these recordings and to Liam O’Dowd for his photographs taken on the night.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): Liam O'Dowd
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  • Sound #00059

  • Sound Title: ‘Surely and stripes’ from Handel’s Messiah
  • Duration: 11:37
  • Location: Monkstown Parish Church
  • Date/Time: 05.12.2015, 20:00
  • Equipment: Rode NT4 + SD702
  • Weather: Indoors
  • Description:This recording is taken from a live performance of the Messiah For All at Monkstown Parish Church, Saturday 5th December, 2015. The concert included the Dún Laoghaire Choral Society and people from the surrounding area. The evening featured Maria McGrann, soprano; Carolyn Holt, alto; Andrew Gavin, tenor; and David Howes, bass. The organist was Tristan Russcher. The performance was conducted by David Brophy. With thanks to David Brophy and Aileen O’Reilly for permission to make these recordings and to Liam O’Dowd for his photographs taken on the night.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): Liam O'Dowd
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  • Sound #00056

  • Sound Title: Sunny Day at Sandycove Beach, Dún Laoghaire
  • Duration: 10:51
  • Location: Sandycove Point
  • Date/Time: 29/05/2016, 15:00
  • Equipment: DPA4060 + SD702
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: Busy beach on a clear, sunny day with families enjoying their Sunday afternoon at low tide.
  • Author(s): David Stalling
  • Photo(s): DS
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  • Sound #00055

  • Sound Title: Street Crossing, Shankill, Dún Laoghaire
  • Duration: 6:51
  • Location: Corbawn Lawn
  • Date/Time: 06/05/2016, 16:30
  • Equipment: DPA4060 + SD702
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: Street crossing with people, cars, birds
  • Author(s): David Stalling
  • Photo(s): DS
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2015

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  • Sound #00053

  • Sound Title: Blustery Night, Rochestown Avenue, Dún Laoghaire
  • Duration: 2:37
  • Location: Rochestown Avenue
  • Date/Time: 17/07/2015, 10:36
  • Equipment: Rode NT4 + PMD661
  • Weather: Wind
  • Description: A late night recording of the winds moving through the leaves of the large sycamore trees in a garden on Rochestown Avenue, Dún Laoghaire. The bark of unsettled dog and chimes can be heard in the distance...
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00052

  • Sound Title: The water feature at DLR Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire
  • Duration: 5:32
  • Location: Haigh Terrace, Moran Park
  • Date/Time: 15/08/2015, 15:35
  • Equipment: Rode NT4 + SD702
  • Weather: Fine, light wind
  • Description: The different sounds created by the flowing water as it circulates around the water feature at dlr Lexicon.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): n/a
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  • Sound #00046

  • Sound Title: Family Day at dlr Lexicon
  • Duration: 2:50
  • Location: Haigh Terrace, Moran Park
  • Date/Time: 15/08/2015, 15:15
  • Equipment: DPA4060+SD702
  • Weather: Indoors
  • Description: Children participating in Irish Fairy Stories event with Helena Byrne
  • Author(s): David Stalling
  • Photo(s): n/a
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  • Sound #00045

  • Sound Title: Busy Playground
  • Duration: 3:28
  • Location: Queen's Road
  • Date/Time: 15/08/2015, 15:45
  • Equipment: DPA4060+SD702
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: Playground busy with children playing, traffic, town hall bell
  • Author(s): David Stalling
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00044

  • Sound Title: Children, Parents, and Pedestrians
  • Duration: 3:00
  • Location: Moran Park
  • Date/Time: 15/08/2015, 15:35
  • Equipment: DPA4060+SD702
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: Children, Parents, and Pedestrians in front of the dlr Lexicon Café.
  • Author(s): David Stalling
  • Photo(s): n/a
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  • Sound #00043

  • Sound Title: Seagulls and Pigeons
  • Duration: 0:53
  • Location: Marine Road
  • Date/Time: 27/03/2015, 15:45
  • Equipment: AT BP4025+SD702
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description:An elderly lady tells of the romance between pigeons and seagulls!
  • Author(s): David Stalling
  • Photo(s): n/a
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  • Sound #00042

  • Sound Title: Squeaking Door at Convent Lane entrance to Stop Press newsagent
  • Duration: 0:47
  • Location: Convent Lane
  • Date/Time: 27/03/2015, 15:20
  • Equipment: AT BP4025+SD702
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: Squeaking Door at the entrance to Stop Press newsagents, a car passes by...
  • Author(s): David Stalling
  • Photo(s): n/a
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  • Sound #00032

  • Sound Title: Convent Lane Walk
  • Duration: 9:34
  • Location: Convent Lane
  • Date/Time: 27/03/2015, 15:35
  • Equipment: Rode NT4 + PMD661
  • Weather: Fair
  • Description: A sound walk beginning at IMC cinemas and ending at the Convent Road end of Convent Lane.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00031

  • Sound Title: Sandycove, Garden near Joyce Tower
  • Duration: 4:07
  • Location: Sandycove
  • Date/Time: 27/03/2015, 16:55
  • Equipment: AT BP4025+SD702
  • Weather: Fair
  • Description: Evening birds chatting in residential area.
  • Author(s): David Stalling
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00030

  • Sound Title: Sandycove, 40 Foot, with Swimmer
  • Duration: 4:02
  • Location: Sandycove
  • Date/Time: 27/03/2015
  • Equipment: AT BP4025+SD702
  • Weather: Fair
  • Description: Swimmer entering the 40-foot.
  • Author(s): David Stalling
  • Photo(s): DS
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  • Sound #00029

  • Sound Title: Bluelight Quarry, Barnacullia
  • Duration: 6:40
  • Location: Barnacullia, Stepaside
  • Date/Time: 11/03/2015
  • Equipment: AT BP4025+SD702
  • Weather: Fair
  • Description: Quiet afternoon in Stepaside, overlooking the entire Dublin Bay. Bird sounds and distant traffic hum.
  • Author(s): David Stalling
  • Photo(s): DS
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  • Sound #00007

  • Sound Title: Ball pitch at Belarmine Estate
  • Duration: 5:17
  • Location: Belarmine Ave
  • Date/Time: 11/03/2015, 16:35
  • Equipment: AT BP4025 + SD702
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: Two groups of boys playing football on either end of the pitch
  • Author(s): David Stalling
  • Photo(s): DS
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  • Sound #00006

  • Sound Title: Playground Belarmine Estate
  • Duration: 5:46
  • Location: Belarmine Ave
  • Date/Time: 11/03/2015, 16:29
  • Equipment: AT BP4025 + SD702
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: Children playing on playground, parents chatting, walkers by and passing traffic
  • Author(s): David Stalling
  • Photo(s): DS
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2014

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  • Sound #00040

  • Sound Title: Incoming Tide, Bullock Harbour, Dalkey
  • Duration: 3:05
  • Location: Bullock Harbour, Dalkey
  • Date/Time: 18/08/2014, 15:05
  • Equipment: Rode NT4 + PMD661
  • Weather: Good, light wind
  • Description: The incoming tide causes the underside of a boat to rub off the harbour basin at Bullock Harbour, Dalkey.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00039

  • Sound Title: Steel Rigging, Bullock Harbour, Dalkey
  • Duration: 2:08
  • Location: Bullock Harbour, Dalkey
  • Date/Time: 18/08/2014, 14:14
  • Equipment: Rode NT4 + PMD661
  • Weather: Good, light wind
  • Description: The wind blows steel rigging against the mast of a boat moored in Bullock Harbour, Dalkey.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00038

  • Sound Title: Swimmers, Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey
  • Duration: 6:40
  • Location: Coliemore Harbour
  • Date/Time: 18/08/2014, 16:47
  • Equipment: Rode NT4 + PMD661
  • Weather: Good, light wind
  • Description: Children swimming in Coliemore Harbour, a woman & young boy have a swimming lesson acompanied by a dog.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00033

  • Sound Title: Autumn Leaves Granitefield
  • Duration: 1:49
  • Location: Rochestown Avenue
  • Date/Time: 02/10/2014, 06:35
  • Equipment: Rode NT4 + PMD661
  • Weather: Fair
  • Description: Dry autumn leaves crunching underfoot while walking the green at Granitefield, Rochestown Avenue.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00015

  • Sound Title: Flagpole at the Ferry Port
  • Duration: 1:36
  • Location: Ferry Port
  • Date/Time: 11/07/2014, 18:56
  • Equipment: Rode NT4 + PMD661
  • Weather: Fair
  • Description: The steel cable of the flag pole near the Ferry Port rattles in the wind as a nearby bus starts its engines at the strike of the Town Hall bell.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00013

  • Sound Title: Rocky shoreline past the 40-foot, Sandycove Point, Easter Monday, 2014
  • Duration: 2:28
  • Location: Sandycove
  • Date/Time: 21/04/2014, 19:56
  • Equipment: Primo EM172 + Sony M10
  • Weather: High Winds
  • Description: High winds, birds and people at the rocky cove opposite the James Joyce Martello Tower, Easter Monday 2014.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00012

  • Sound Title: Coliemore Harbour - Pigeon Swoops
  • Duration: 4:09
  • Location: Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey
  • Date/Time: 14/03/2014, 13:25
  • Equipment: Primo EM172 + Sony M10
  • Weather: Fine, light wind
  • Description: Wing sounds of the pigeons that live in the small gaps in the wall structure at Coliemore Harbour as they swoop overhead flying from one side of the harbour to the other. Recorded on a bright clear day with low wind.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00009

  • Sound Title: Simone Corr - Interview about Fog Horn
  • Duration: 6:38
  • Location: Harbour Road
  • Date/Time: 06/03/2015, 11:45
  • Equipment: Rode NT4 + PMD661
  • Weather: Fine, light wind
  • Description: Artist Simone Corr talks about her film 'A Tribute To A Sound', the decommissioning of the foghorns & lighthouses around the Irish coast and her ongoing relationship with Dún Laoghaire.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00008

  • Sound Title: Coliemore Harbour - Pigeons & Lapping Water
  • Duration: 4:52
  • Location: Coliemore Harbour
  • Date/Time: 14/13/2014, 12:45
  • Equipment: Primo EM172 + Sony M10
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: The sounds of the pigeons that live in the small gaps in the wall structure at Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey. Gentle lapping wave sounds, quiet atmosphere.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00005

  • Sound Title: Costa Coffe at Easons Book Shop
  • Duration: 1:52
  • Location: Marine Road
  • Date/Time: 16/08/2014, 16:28
  • Equipment: Sony M10
  • Weather: Indoors
  • Description: People chatting, cups & saucers clattering, late Saturday afternoon in Costa Coffee, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00003

  • Sound Title: Killiney Hill at Dusk
  • Duration: 2:00
  • Location: Killiney
  • Date/Time: 28/06/2014, 21:21
  • Equipment: Brinibox + SD702
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: n/a
  • Author(s): David Stalling
  • Photo(s): n/a
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  • Sound #00002

  • Sound Title: Bullock Harbour basin
  • Duration: 0:58
  • Location: Dalkey
  • Date/Time: 28/06/2014, 20:15
  • Equipment: Brinibox + SD702
  • Weather: Fair
  • Description: Boats moving in the harbour basin
  • Author(s): David Stalling
  • Photo(s): AK
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2013

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  • Sound #00034

  • Sound Title: Weirs Public House, Dún Laoghaire
  • Duration: 1:03
  • Location: Lower Georges Street
  • Date/Time: 04/10/2013, 23:35
  • Equipment: Sony M10
  • Weather: Fair
  • Description: A short extract of 'Panic' (originally by 80's rock group The Smiths), unknown singer, recorded outside the entrance of Weirs Public House (now Whiskey Fair), Lower Georges Street.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00004

  • Sound Title: Thunderstorm at Rochestown Avenue
  • Duration: 2:40
  • Location: Rochestown Ave
  • Date/Time: 24/07/2013, 01:20
  • Equipment: Oktava MK012 + PMD661
  • Weather: Heavy
  • Description: Late night thunderstorm at Rochestown Avenue. Heavy rain downpour with loud thunder claps.
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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  • Sound #00001

  • Sound Title: Sandycove Beach
  • Duration: 1:59
  • Location: Sandycove
  • Date/Time: 21/04/2013, 15:03
  • Equipment: Primo EMT172 + Sony M10
  • Weather: Fair
  • Description: Tourists and locals chatting, gentle lapping of the water at the beach
  • Author(s): Anthony Kelly
  • Photo(s): AK
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