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Mystery 'whistle' sound coming from new Curragh grandstand has baffled experts

Mystery 'whistle' sound coming from new Curragh grandstand has baffled experts

The Aga Khan Stand

A loud whistling sound caused by wind hitting the roof of its new grandstand at the Curragh Racecourse has baffled racegoers. 

The stand, named after multi-millionaire racing tycoon Aga Khan, was formally opened by the Taoiseach on 1,000 Guineas day late last month. 

The eerie sound of the wind noise emanating from it became a major topic of conversation on the day.

Since then expert architects and acoustic engineers have been monitoring the issue and trying to identify the source of the noise, according to the Irish Times. 

“It’s a certain direction of wind, and a certain speed of wind, and what it does when it hits the surface.

They seem to be the key factors. What’s creating the noise is not fully determined yet,” the Curragh’s chief executive Derek McGrath told the Irish Times.

Curragh authorities are confident the issue can be rectified but a solution is unlikely before Derby Day on June 29th.

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