Compilation Video of Ireland
Content creators from all over the world are heading to Ireland to capture the breathtaking scenery with their drones. AirVuz created an aerial compilation featuring the jagged Cliffs of Moher, rolling green hills that give this country the nickame "Emerald Isle" and historic architecture like the Rock of Cashel and Bastion Fort. Other highlights in this drone edit include major cities, famous castles and a few scenic driving routes. All of the videos from which these clips were pulled are in the Ireland collection.
Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
In this Drone Video of the Week nominated video, top contributor Scientik takes us on a glorious aerial tour of Ireland's west coast, otherwise known as the Wild Atlantic Way. Shot on a DJI Inspire 2 with the incredible X7 camera, this piece the country's rugged coast line, green fields, and miles of undeveloped land. The other-worldly look of the coastline led to the Wild Atlantic Way being a primary filming location for the 2017 blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth in the series.
Aerial Tour of the Emerald Isle
Contributor Zdronu presents his spectacular adventure in Ireland from a drone. In one week, he visited iconic places like the Cliffs of Moher, Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny Castle, Drombeg Stone Circle, Burren National Park, Galway, and Charles Fort. It's especially impressive given the weather: due to hazardous conditions created by hurricane Ophelia, there were times he couldn't even fly. The aerial footage he managed to capture of Ireland's lush green landscapes and ancient structures is outstanding.
Ireland by DJI Mavic Pro
Ireland is a country which has always attracted a deep emotional attachment on the part of travelers and natives alike. Contributor richardhurst used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create an aerial collage of this North Atlantic island nation, hitting many of the most popular sites on the island. Prepare to be amazed and impressed by the visuals in this film, which include ancient castles, forbidding cliffs, stunning low-slung mountains, and angry looking seas. It's the next best thing to a trip to the Emerald Isle!
Rock of Cashel: Irish Historical Treasure
The Rock of Cashel is one of the most recognized cultural sites in all of Ireland. It is closely associated with what was perhaps the seminal event of Irish history: the conversion by St. Patrick of the King of Munster to Christianity in the 5th century. The building ruins remaining on the ancient site include a tower, a chapel and a cathedral. Contributor Ashville Aerial gives us a drone tour of this Antiquity-age site in County Tipperary in southeast Ireland.
Two Week Tour of Ireland
If you are looking for some aerial inspiration to travel to island, this video by contributor Huettehuette will do the trick. He spent two weeks on the Emerald Isle with a motorcycle and a DJI Mavic Pro drone. The video he created to memorialize the trip will give you a breathtaking view of the sights and sounds of modern Ireland. You'll see iconic forests, spectacular coastal rock formations, lively villages, mossy valleys, and gorgeous streams and waterfalls.
The Charles Fortress in County Cork
For a one minute aerial tour of some of the cultural highlights of Ireland, look no further than this epic drone video from mofromamreeka. His 60 second video will take you over some of the castles, baronial estates, and seaside for which the island country is famous. Much of the video is shot around the Charles Fortress. This star-shaped fortificatio was built in the 17th century in County Cork to defend against possible amphibious invasions (which in fact never transpired).
Ireland's Galtees Mountains
Ireland's Galtees Mountains lie in the southeastern part of the country, covering portions of Counties Limerick and Tipperary. The highest mountain in this range is Mt. Galtymore, which reaches an altitude of approximately 900 meters (about 3k ft) above sea level. In this video, contributor Ben Freely flies his DJI Mavic Pro drone over this highly distinctive looking mountain range. The bird's eye view of the green-yellow hills is amazing to behold!
Ireland's Famous Trim Castle
Trim Castle is an important Norman structure located in the northern part of Ireland, in County Mealth. The 12th century castle played an important role in Irish affairs until the late 17th century, when it fell into disuse. Contributor Vivify Multimedia used a drone to film this impressive structure and its surroundings. The aerial views will make you understand why this castle, the largest Norman castle in Ireland, "played the part" of York castle in the movie Braveheart!
County Donegal: Ireland's Northwestern Corner
If you looked at a county map of the island of Ireland without national boundaries, you might think that County Donegal is part of the UK's Northern Ireland region. In fact, despite its northern location, it's actually one of the three Ulster counties which lie in the Republic of Ireland. It's a spectacularly beautiful area, with a distinct culture which reflects a blend of Northern and Republican Ireland. In this video, you'll get an epic bird's eye view of County Donegal, compliments of Nathan Jermy.
Dublin: Ireland's Capital City
Dublin is the largest city in the Republic of Ireland as well as its capital. The city is in the region of Leinster at the mouth of the Liffey River on the eastern coast of the island, facing the Irish Sea. The city was started by the islands Celtic inhabitants, was expanded by the Vikings, and has been the island's principal city for nearly a millennium. Contributor Drone Girl brings her native city to life with this amazing aerial tour of the city, which has been the setting of countless famous novels.
Cork: Treasure of Southern Ireland
Cork is the most important city in southern Ireland and the country's second largest overall after the capital Dublin. It's in the province of Munster, at the mouth of the River Lee. Cork was founded by the Vikings in about the 10th century, and played an important role in the violent struggles with the English over the centuries. Contributor Asheville Aerial used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create an amazing video of this great city of the south.
Wild Atlantic Way: Ireland's Atlantic Coast
This drone video by Shane McGrath Photography showcases some of the best aerial shots of the magnificent western coastline of Ireland, otherwise known as the Wild Atlantic Way. The crazily-jagged shape of the coastline led to the Way being a primary filming location for the 2017 installment of the Star Wars series, The Last Jedi. For example, the first shot in the video is of Loop Head Lighthouse in County Clare; the cliffs here appear in a scene in the movie.
Skellig: Ireland's Star Wars Islands
Papa.drone gives us a drone's eye view of the Star Wars Islands, two islands off the coast of southern Ireland. Great Skellig (aka Skellig Michael) and Little Skellig are located southwest of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. Once primarily known for Skellig Michael's 6th century monastery, the islands burst into public conciousness in 2015 as the shooting location for Jedi Master Luke Skywalker's hideaway in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), appearing again in The Last Jedi (2017).
Van Trip through Ireland
Contributor armandoWDN explores a different way to travel in this VLOG about Ireland. In order to experience a place to its fullest potential, they choose to "slow travel". By slowing down, traveling through each road, and taking time to observe their surroundings thoughtfully, they're able to discover the most about a place. Watch them on their 3 month journey traveling in a van throughout Ireland in this drone video.
Friary of Ross: Galway's Great Monastery
Friary Ross is one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries in Europe. It is located in County Galway on the west coast of Ireland. Sometimes referred to as "Ross Abbey", it is considered a cultural treasure of Ireland is protected under national conservation statutes. Contributor Ashville Aerial used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create a remarkable aerial tour of this centuries-old site. Although the monastery has fallen into disuse, it's still used a burial grounds.
Ireland's Stunning Wicklow Mountains
Asheville Aerial created this spectacular drone video of Ireland's Wicklow Mountains, a range which runs through County Wicklow on the country's eastern coast. The range's spectacular peaks and valleys present some of the island's most iconic natural scenery, and the area is becoming known as the "Hollywood of Europe" in reference to the many feature films which were at least partially shot in the Wicklow's. This list includes Braveheart and Michael Collins, to name a few.
Lake Guinness: Irish Lake
Check out this DJI Mavic Pro 2 footage of Ireland's Lough Tay, otherwise known as Guinness Lake. It's set in the Wicklow Mountains of Wicklow, the easternmost of Ireland's counties. The Guinness Lake nickname comes from the fact that much of the property around the northern shore of the lake is owned by the famous beer brewing family. The lake was referenced in Bertrand Russell's bestselling autobiography; he visited Wicklow twice and spent much time walking around the lake.
Kerry: Ireland's Southern Tip
County Kerry is the county which occupies Ireland's southwestern coast, at the south end of the Wild Atlantic Way. It's part of the province of Munster. As you'll see from this amazing aerial video by Jogiisland, the county's coastline is a series of fantastically shaped peninsula which jut out into the North Atlantic Ocean. Dingle, the northernmost of these peninsulas, was the filming location for the 1970 feature movie Ryan's Daughter starring Robert Mitchum.
Ireland's Cliffs of Moher
Nitram Photography created this beautiful video record of a trip to Ireland. Among other top spots on the Emerald Isle, the video has some epic bird's eye footage of the famous Moher Cliffs atarting at about the :50 mark. The spectacular sea cliffs run for about 14 km (8 mi.) along the country's western Atlantic coastline in County Clare. For reasons you will understand when you see them from above, the Cliffs are among the rated places to visit on the island.
County Wicklow: Ireland's Ancient East
Ireland's Ancient East is the historical heart of this island nation, and Wicklow is one of its most important counties. Amongst Wicklow's top attractions is Glendalough, the stunning glacial valley which is brilliantly captured by a drone in this video from Vivify Multimedia. The valley is home first and foremost as the home of a monastic city which was founded very early in the life of Christianity? How early? The sixth century AD, shortly after St. Patrick converted the King of Munster to the new and growing religion.
Irish Castle by FPV
Top contributor JohnnyFPV more or less invented the concept of traveling to exotic places for the purpose of creating highly cinematic FPV videos. He's adventured all over the world and presented some of the earth's most beautiful places from an entirely new (FPV) perspective. In this video, he heads to Ireland. With his supreme piloting skills and equally impressive editing abilities, he will give you a revolutionary way to take in a beautiful iconic scene along the Irish coastline.
Road Trip through Ireland
Prepare to be blown away by this amazing aerial video record of an epic trip to Ireland. Here are the locations featured in the video, which was shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone by contributor Reiniere1: the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant´s Causeways, Powerscourt Garden, the Wild Atlantic Way, Ben Bulben Mountain, the Samuel Beckett Bridge of Dublin, Cahergal Fort, Mcdermott´s Castle, the Dark Hedges, and the Cobh Cathedral. See the Emerald Isle from an entirely new perspective!
Irish Counties Galway, Clare, and Mayo
In this video, top contributor Nathan Jermy treats us to an epic aerial tour of the mid-section of Ireland's western (Atlantic) coastline: north to south, Counties Mayo, Galway, and Clare. This is the heart of the famed Wild Atlantic Way, a coastline which appears fantastically complex on a map and fantastically beautiful from the air. The lush, rolling hills paired with the thrashing waves of the sea beating the rocks and the ancient ruins that are scattered between make for an idyllic location.
County Donegal in Ulster
Ireland's County Donegal is one of the six counties of Ulster, which is the name for the historical region of northern Ireland. It is perhaps the most distinctive of Ireland's counties, partly because its main borders are not with the Republic but rather with the counties of Northern Ireland, the portion of the island which has remained part of the UK. Its seemingly endless coastline is a source of supreme natural beauty, as you'll see in this beautiful drone video by contributor Nathan Jermy.
County Donegal: Fanad Lighthouse
Check out this beautiful drone video of one of the most well known lighthouses in Ireland, compliments of contributor Hallmark7. Fanad Head Lighthouse sits at the end of the Fanad Peninsula in the northern part of County Donegal, Ireland's northernmost county. The lighthouse lies at the western entrance to Lough Swilly, the inlet which separates the Fanad and Inishowen Peninsulas. The current structure, which was built in 1886, has a tower height of 22 meters (72 ft.).
Fortress on Inis Mór
Check out this stunning drone video of some of the most famous ancient ruins of Ireland, compliments of contributor iampeternagy. Inis Mór is the largest of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay on the country's western coast. It's also the largest Irish island not connected to the mainland by bridge. It is best known as the home of the Dún Aonghasa hill fort, which is featured prominently in the video. The construction date of the fort is not known exactly but is believed to be around 1100 BC.
The Charles Fortress
Contributor JB-Ireland created this beautiful drone video of an important fortress in southern Ireland. The Charles Fort is situated on Kinsale Harbor in Cork, the southernmost Irish county. It is an example of what is known as a bastion for, which was a style that evolved as a means to deal with early cannon. Named after Charles II, the then-king of England, the fort was completed in 1682. Certain design weaknesses were in evidence when the fort was captured in a short seige barely a decade later.
Howth Cliffs: On Dublin Bay
Ireland's Howth Cliffs lie just to the north of Dublin Bay on the Irish Sea. With the growth of Ireland's capital city Dublin, the area around Howth Cliffs is now considered to be part of the Greater Dublin metropolitan area. In this video, contributor Sam Mace flew his DJI Mavic Pro drone over these stunning rock formations. The video shows the glorious Irish coast and features a large number of birds flying abreast the cliffs, oblivious to their being filmed.
Contributor JB-Ireland created this drone video of a historically important fortress in southern Ireland. Carrigafoyle Castle is located near the town of Ballylongford in County Kerry. In 1580, the fortress was a key position held by the Irish during the Second Desmond Rebellion, which south to overthrow English rule of the island. On Easter of that year, English forces successfully beseiged the fortress, killing all of its defenders, and effecively crushing the rebellion.