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14 sounds that will make you miss Ireland
The soundtrack of the streets.

WE’RE A LOVELY looking country, but we also sound great too.

Need proof?

1. The Angelus

Love it or hate it, six o’clock just isn’t the same without it.

Tomàs Èire / YouTube

2. Morning Ireland’s opening sting

Da da da da dun dun dun dun DUN.


Morning Ireland / SoundCloud

3. The Luas bell

Move, get out the way.

DeutschBahn in HD / YouTube

4. Bus Eireann’s damn luggage door

Just home, off the bus, can’t wait to– WE’RE STANDING CLEAR.

Brendan Keegan / YouTube

5. A busy Irish pub

Missing the craic down the local? Listen to the buzz in O’Donoghues for a whole 30 minutes.

eitiltdireach / YouTube

6. Seagulls by the coast

Whether you’re taking a walk in Howth, Inishbofin, Bray, or otherwise, you’ll always hear the familiar sound of those raucous seagulls.


GpMolt / SoundCloud

7. The call of the fruit seller

Get yisser oranges.

Linda Nawrocki / YouTube

8. That space-invaders pedestrian crossing

Like none other. Beep beep beep beeeep beeeeeep bebbebepebepebepe.

brittttney / YouTube

9. Sheep

Sure they’re elsewhere, but you associate them with home.

Bitesize Irish Gaelic / YouTube

10. A fresh rural morning

PhluterGoode / YouTube

11. The national anthem at Croke Park

Bens Channel / YouTube

12. The weather

Go to Australia or somewhere sunny? Chances are, you miss the calming sound of rain.

scrapper9000 / YouTube

13. Viking Splash scream

Dubliners, it never gets old, does it?

Tuttoirlanda / YouTube

14. The Irish aural beep

A staple in the hearts and minds of every victim of the Irish school system. CUID, AHH. Bart Simpson is animn dom.

Alan Hurley / YouTube

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