The sounds of Ireland

irish fellows 2014Ever wondered what Ireland sounds like?

Gregory Puckett, a senior from Lincoln, Nebraska, is finding out this month as part of the Hastings College Irish Fellows Program.

He’s one of several students taking part in the program, which includes spending a month in Ireland conducting research or exploring issues. The group is based in County Clare, living in the small town of Lahinch, which is situated on the west coast of the island. Puckett’s work involves sound, and along the way he’s captured everything from seaside cafes to high tide at Liscannor Bay to the Irish harp and music.

Just what does a pub sound like during a football match? Or the wind whistling down a chimney? Or rain in the morning? Or the bells of St. Patrick’s Cathedral?

Puckett has captured all these sounds — and more — plus some photos and accompanying text on his blog:

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