Stunning drone footage of ‘Jewel of the Shannon’

Stunning drone footage of ‘Jewel of the Shannon’


Hundreds of hours of video footage captured over two years using not one but two drones, have all been edited down into 5 minutes 24 seconds of spectacular video of Lough Derg, or as it’s better known; The Jewel of the Shannon.

Eoin O’Hagan of the tourism promotion website has spent many many hours out on and around Lough Derg with his drone, and other video cameras, recording the beautiful scenery.

Patience is a virtue and Eoin has exhibited this as he waited, sometimes weeks, for the right weather to catch the perfect shot of the scenes filmed in this video. All four seasons feature and this is evidence of the beauty of the scenery no matter what time of year it is.

Eoin has captured footage of all the major towns and harbours around Lough Derg with some action shots of Kayakers, Canoeists, Anglers and Boating enthusiasts as they spent time on this amazing body of water.

Inis Cealtra or Holy Island features prominently in the video and rightly so as the pristine nature of this pilgrimage destination lends itself to beautiful video footage.

Timed to coincide with the completion of Waterways Ireland new initiative “The Shannon Blueway”, Eoin is sure that his video will attract water sports enthusiasts from all over the World. Lough Derg and its tourism products and providers sparkle in this video which is sure to entice visitors to sample some of what’s on offer.

Eoin’s video features a haunting and melodic version of “She moved through the Fair” sung by the renowned singer songwriter, Kate Purcell.

Kate who is from Tulla, Co. Clare is accompanied on the concertina by Mary McNamara. The recording comes from Kate’s album “Celtic Soul”.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.