Hundreds of Drones Put on Aerial Display Over Dublin for Patrick's Day

A swarm of 500 drones put on a spectacular aerial display in the Dublin sky to mark St Patrick’s Day 2021.

The event, called Orchestra of Light, was produced by the St Patrick’s Festival, Tourism Ireland and Dublin City Council. It was recorded on the night of March 5-6, above streets that lay deserted due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Tourism Ireland said the display tells a “story of Ireland’s global influence and how a small island on the edge of Europe has spread its culture and traditions across the world”.

The video shows the drones assemble into a globe, a flag, dancers, spinning shamrocks and other shapes. Credit: Tourism Ireland & St Patrick’s Festival via Storyful