Tuesday 17 October 2017

WATCH: Lough Derg looks brilliant from above in bird's eye video

This stunning video of Lough Derg will make you want to hit the water...

Eoin O'Hagan of tourism promotion website clarevirtually.ie shot the footage with two drones ("don't ask!", he says) and other cameras... in some cases waiting for weeks at a time to capture the perfect shots.

You can watch highlights of his footage above, and view the full, five minute and 24 second cut on YouTube here.

The video's release is timed to coincide with the launch of a new Blueway on the Shannon's largest lake, Eoin says.

It features all of the major towns and harbours around Lough Derg, including activities ranging from sailing to kayaking and fishing.

A Lough Derg canoe trail is also shortly due to be completed.

Inis Cealtra or Holy Island features prominently in the video - "and rightly so," as Eoin puts it. The pilgrimage destination looks awesome from the air.

The soundtrack to the video features a haunting version of 'She moved through the Fair' by singer-songwriter, Kate Purcell. Kate, from Tulla in Co. Clare, is accompanied on the concertina by Mary McNamara.

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