ICAN Acoustics is a leading independent consultancy that specialises in providing high quality noise and vibration consultancy advice.

We offer a practical engineering approach to the management, mitigation and control of noise and vibration. We have extensive experience in accurate and reliable noise and vibration measurements, comprehensive assessment against appropriate criteria and design, all of which help achieve our client’s objectives using best practice. We deliver expertise and cost-effective guidance in a straightforward and personal way. ICAN Acoustics has highly qualified and experienced specialists on staff. We offer a rigorously controlled suite of noise and vibration services using cutting-edge acoustic instrumentation and modelling software.

We provide comprehensive and practical noise and vibration assessments for new industrial, road, rail and airport developments and have specific expertise in relation to the EU’s Environmental Noise Directive. We carry out environmental noise surveys and assessment for EPA licensed sites and planning matters. We carry out noise modelling predictions using CADNA-A noise modelling software and have the capability to model entertainment, industrial, road, rail and aircraft noise.

We provide sound insulation testing to the building industry to assist in demonstrating compliance with the Irish Building Regulations and technical guidance documents (TGD-E2014). We also provide experienced expert witness services at court and at planning oral hearings. We always remember the importance of the client’s timescales and push ourselves to meet the necessary deadlines while ensuring that quality is never compromised.

Get in touch…

Dublin: 01-4403869
Galway: 091-588555
Mobile: 087-8137058

UK: 0161-660-1611 or 0044-161-660-1611
All lines active Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
Email: office@acoustics.ie or diarmuid@acoustics.ie.

Gordon White Consulting Engineers

We commissioned ICAN Acoustics on behalf of a client to provide an acoustic survey and report on short notice to accompany additional information for a residential housing development. Diarmuid pulled out the stops to get a very supportive report completed on time despite the short notice.

-Gordon White C.Eng, MD at Gordon White Consulting Engineers

P.J. Bowes Limited

Diarmuid worked with us in a consultancy capacity and his knowledge, worth ethic and delivery found others wanting. We would highly recommend Diarmuid in any acoustic related capacity and look forward to work together in the future.

-Padraig Bowes, MD of P.J. Bowes Limited Facades and Glazing Systems.

Woodfit Acoustics

Diarmuid’s knowledge of Architectural Acoustics is outstanding. He has assisted Woodfit with a number of challenging projects with excellent results. Diramuid works with diligence and integrity and can be considered an expert in his field.

-Fergal Costello – Woodfit Acoustics, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Ms. Triona Sheeran

Diarmuid Keaney of ICAN Acoustics was involved in a long-standing noise nuisance case on my behalf from a large corporate body. I found Diarmuid to be very capable in his work and he presented high-quality evidence in court which resulted in two successful outcomes at both District and Circuit Court level. His work for me challenged the largest noise consultancy in Ireland on technical matters which fell very much in our favour and key to the successful outcome. I would highly recommend Diarmuid for both commercial and private projects, both his dedication and passion for his job.

-Ms. Triona Sheeran, Private Noise Nuisance Case.

Ms. Denise Watson

Diarmuid compiled an acoustic report regarding a noise nuisance for me for a court appearance. He did an excellent job and also came and appeared in court. He is extremely professional and dedicated to his job. I would have no hesitation in recommending Diarmuid as an acoustics expert.

-Ms. Denise Watson, Noise Nuisance Case


Mr Christopher Rushe

Diarmuid is very professional towards his work and competent in the noise assessment area. I found Diarmuid also very friendly and not a clock watcher – he was more than helpful with any enquiries I had during his assessment.

Mr Christopher Rushe, Environmental Health and Safety Officer at Danone.

Mr Gundo Sohn

Diarmuid has given guest lectures at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), for the Architectural Technology students on the Bachelor (Hons) programme in 4th year on Buildings Acoustics, and on environmental noise for our Master’s course in Environmental Systems. These presentations very useful for our students and gave them insights into the theory, practical applications, the regulatory framework and also the wide field of his consultancy work. I have also worked with Diarmuid in my time at the Galway City Architects in the City Council and in private practice and was always happy with his prompt and professional service. In addition, I also recommend Diarmuid’s email-newsletter for further reading, interesting! Thanks again, all the best!

Gundo Sohn, Architect and Architectural Lecturer.



GMIT Environmental Systems Masters Guest Lecturer

Diarmuid is a guest lecturer on the GMIT Environmental Systems Masters in the area of noise. Diarmuid is informative, practical and very easy to follow. The students found it very beneficial. Diarmuid blends his expert knowledge on noise with his practical background to make the lectures very enjoyable and interesting. He is a great communicator and I recommend Diarmuid without hesitation.

-GMIT Environmental Systems Masters

Office Acoustics

Diarmuid is an expert in office acoustics. He provided an excellent service to Storm Technology by evaluating our open plan office design and private office sound insulation design requirements (privacy/speech intelligibility/ambient noise). This included a review of sound insulation between spaces and reverberation design goals. He also proposed well-researched solutions to help us achieve a more comfortable office environment for our staff. I would recommend Diarmuid for any office acoustics work and related matters pertaining to private offices/meeting rooms/training rooms and open-plan office spaces.


-John Devlin, Director of Operations at Storm Technology

Leman Solicitors Testimonial

I worked with Diarmuid in defending a noise prosecution claim for a common client. Diarmuid gets the big picture as well as the granular detail. He is a genuine expert and is passionate – rare in his field.

-Larry Fenelon, Leman Solicitors, Dublin.