World Listening Day 2013

Listening between archeology and legend

We did a soundwalk in the Lough Gur area in County Limerick in Ireland. It's an interesting and complex landscape with both natural features as well as evidence of human habitaion for over 5,000 years. The map, below, hints at some of the landmarks and locations that we are considerting to include in the soundwalk.

This event was open to the public to participate in. We started at the Grange Stone Circle at 12 noon and finished at the summit of Knockfennel. It was one of the warmest days in Ireland this year, 28 °C.

Grange stone circle

The Large stone circle at Grange, by Lough Gur, Co. Limerick


Wedge tomb

The wedge tomb by Lough Gur, Co. Limerick

Carrig Aille

Two ringforts on the summit of Carraig Aille, by Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.



Copy of Lough Gur Bronze Shield

In the newly refurbished visitor centre, you can listen to facts and numerours stories and legends about Lough Gur.



Knockfennel seen from ground level down by shore of Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.

Knockfennel summit

View from the summit of Knockfennel. Overlooking Lough Gur.



View Lough Gur in a larger map

After the soundwalk, we had originally planned to go back to Limerick City and gather in Dr. John's bar to listen and review our collected sounds together, but after such a physically demandning exercise, we stopped at the Hunting Lodge Pub in Ballyneety for a really cold drink and some shadow.