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WATCH: Local man captures stunning drone footage of Laois village

This is absolutely class.

A local photographer has captured some stunning drone footage of the Laois village he is from.

Errill native Tommy Brennan, 37, currently lives in Mullinahone in Tipperary with his fiancee Mary and their 3-year-old son Conall.

He got a drone last Christmas and has worked on this project for the last seven months.

Speaking to LaoisToday, Tommy explained: “I got a drone last Christmas and even before I ever got one, I wanted to do a video of our gorgeous little village where I had a great childhood.

“I’ve been working on it the last six or seven months – timing visits to the family when the weather was good so I could get more footage.

“I ended up using over 70 different video clips and it wasn’t easy getting that down to 7 minutes and 30 seconds.”

Tommy’s childhood memories are what inspired him to make the video.

He said: “I have great childhood memories from Errill and like all teenagers – doing what we weren’t meant to.

“Exploring the Quarry, Ballagh Castle, sliding down Ballagh Hill at the reservoir in the snow. The bogs too – and all done on our bikes.

“So I wanted to relive that as best I could in my video, especially for so many who have emigrated or moved elsewhere in Ireland.

“The residents kindly had no objections and Dowling’s Quarry let me video the impressive quarry at Lisduff.

“Local publican and Errill legend Eddie Dowling is featured tending to his famous crop of spuds with help from the Gaffney brother Frank and Liam (The Preacher) and their tractor.

“Also featured is my brother Eddie Brennan and Errill junior football maestro the great Eoin Bourke drawing home the turf from Hassett’s bog.

“Music was kindly provided by local Rathdowney band The Finns.”

Check it out below:

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.