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Regular banging sounds from Oranmore direction?

  • 19-12-2021 1:03pm
    Registered Users Posts: 31

    Hi all,

    Anyone know what the constant, muffled, explosive sound from around Oranmore area (I think) is?

    Been happening since earlier in the week and goes off every few minutes... It sounds to me like rock blasting but it's going today as well which I wouldn't have expected.

    Any ideas what's going on?


  • Registered Users Posts: 318 ✭✭MenloPete

    Crow scarer maybe...? Usually set to go off every five minutes

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,708 ✭✭✭StupidLikeAFox

    The teenager in me instantly thought "your oul wan"

  • Registered Users Posts: 31 Deep_Six

    I wondered that but they're shouldn't be any need for one of those this time of year.

    Heard it again all day, a low dull thud off in the distance in the direction of Oranmore (I'm in Renmore)

    I don't know, maybe it's nothing and I'm going a bit mad

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,412 ✭✭✭✭thesandeman

    Are you near the barracks?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,742 ✭✭✭dmc17

    Heard a similar noise last week whilst out in Renville. Seemed to be coming from across the water around Ardfry Castle direction.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,278 ✭✭✭Unrealistic

    Isn't the army firing range still out there? I remember having great fun there as teenager firing the antique rifles and machine guns that the FCA (Army Reserve) were issued with at the time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,503 ✭✭✭✭Mad_maxx

    they are commonly used at this time of year , winter barely - wheat

    dreadful things altogether , should be banned