Friday, 16 May 2014

The future of aerial photography!

This is what the future looks like!

Yesterday (Thursday) Gavin Donaghy from Irish Archaeological Research visited the site and very kindly took aerial film videos and photos of Monea with a drone. It was a mad kind of helicopter linked to some very high spec equipment!

Gavin with cool goggles that let you see what the drone is filming
The results are fantastic! Below is one of the many amazing images Gavin took of the castle and our excavation site. 

Photo courtesy of Gavin Donaghy (Irish Archaeological Research)

We could see the filming in real time (by use of goggles and video screens). This allowed us to look right down into the castle and it gives us some great shots of the excavation cuttings in progress around the castle.

Monitoring the filming of aerial footage

We would like to thank Gavin very much for giving up his time to come out and do this for us. Further details and more photos can be found at the IAR webpage ( and on IAC’s facebook page. Fintan is also posting up the odd comment and photo from this excavation on his twitter account (

More next week.

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