Sunday 18 March 2018

WATCH: Epic drone video gives eagle-eye views of Mayo's Atlantic coast

Game of Drones

Downpatrick Head, Co. Mayo. Photo: Ray Fogarty/AirCam Ireland
Downpatrick Head, Co. Mayo. Photo: Ray Fogarty/AirCam Ireland
Downpatrick Head. Photo: Ray Fogarty/Aircam Ireland
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

A new drone video gives viewers a stunning aerial view of the beaches and cliffs of Mayo's Atlantic coast.

The video was filmed by Ray Fogarty of AirCam Ireland during the course of a 2,500km journey along the Wild Atlantic Way.

"What struck me most about Mayo was how wild and fresh it was," he says. "Other counties hold that quality for sure; but for me it really clicked in Mayo."

Check out the video here:

Fogarty's Wild Atlantic Way filming trip, supported by Fáilte Ireland, saw him travel from Malin Head, Co. Donegal to Kinsale, Co. Cork.

His trusty drone accompanied him all the way.

"I arrived in Mayo on the fifth week of my journey," he says.

"At Annagh Head, a real sense of timelessness took hold of my senses. Looking out at the Atlantic Ocean, I thought about how the view was exactly the same for those of bygone eras; it may as well have been 2015 B.C.!

"At Carrowniskey Strand, I was awe-struck by the size of some of the waves which glistened so beautifully against the setting sun," he adds. "The location was as close to perfection as I had ever seen."

Other highlights included the iconic Downpatrick Head.

"The awesome power of the ocean was on full display at the sea stack, and showed that nothing lasts forever – except perhaps for Dún Briste!

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