The Banks of the Lee like never before in aerial video of Cork

Ever wondered what Cork looks like from above? Wonder no more.

Some stunning aerial footage of Cork has been shot by a creative team from the city.

A drone swooped along the River Lee and captured scenes of Blackrock Castle, passing ships, and even a wind turbine's assembly.

With a motion picture-style soundtrack, this video is a must watch.

Cork-based media production company Dog Day Media teamed up with SkyTec Ireland to film the video. They used a Cinestar 8 to fly around gathering footage. It's a multi-rotor unmanned vehicle designed to carry heavy equipment and reduce unwanted vibrations.

A recent viral video of Cork city travelled over the city and visited landmark buildings. Instead, the team have focused on another aspect of Cork - the valuable port and industry sectors.

The Port of Cork was the subject of a recent TV3 series, Cork Mega Port.

Steve Slade, CEO of SkyTec, told care and attention is needed to shoot footage from an unmanned drone.

"It can weigh up to 10-12kg," he said. "I you haven't been checked and assessed … they could drop out of the sky."

SkyTec is licensed by the Irish Aviation Authority and Slade takes his safety very seriously - with all the licensing and third-party insurance that goes with it.

Dog Day Media offer this service commercially to clients, some of which have included Paddy Power, Audi, UCC and Otterbox.

"We have been working hard along side our UAV partners at SkyTec Ireland to bring the best aerial cinematography to both domestic and International markets," the company said.

"We have fine-tuned the technology and developed custom systems that are unique to SkyTec and Dog Day Media."

Skytec's relationship with Dog Day Media's is equally beneficial.

"We're very happy with Dog Day," Slade said. "They're a superb company - they really are."

Hat tip to Dave Molloy of


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