Limerick Soundwalk takes place as part of Sustainable Development Goals Week.
Public asked to immerse themselves in the everyday sounds of Limerick
Would you like to hear the sounds of Limerick city like never before? A soundwalk is a participatory listening walk that focusses on the sounds in the environment.
Limerick City and County Council is inviting you on a special walk around Limerick to experience all the sounds of a city, not just the dominant ones.
As part of Ireland’s first annual Sustainable Development Goals Week Limerick City and County Council is hosting an immersive Limerick soundwalk to explore everyday quiet areas along the river Shannon in Limerick city centre. The event takes place Friday, September 23 before the Culture Night festivities.
Ireland first annual Sustainable Development Goals week is taking place from September 20 as part of the wider European Sustainable Development Week. The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, were adopted by all the United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect our planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by the year 2030.
The local authority says the event will be an “immersive Limerick soundwalk” allowing people to explore everyday quiet areas along the river Shannon in Limerick city centre
“Sound in our cities can be very contested. The noise from roads and businesses can cause annoyance and at worst it can impact our health. It is important that we have access to peaceful spaces where we live and work to unwind,” said a spokesperson.
The soundwalk, which is free to attend, will take place on Friday, September 23 between 12.30 and 2pm with stopping points along the way.
Members of the public who intend participating, are being advised to download the ‘Hush City’ app on either the Google Play Store or the App Store on Apple devices
The meeting point will be at St. Michael’s Rowing Club by the Riverside Walk, off O’Callaghan Strand, with the listening walk ending at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
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