STUNNING footage has emerged of a massive pod of dolphins frolicking in the water just off the coast of Co. Cork over the weekend.
The bottlenose dolphins were spotted in Baltimore Harbour in west Cork on Sunday evening.
A clip of the dolphins was shared by journalist Flor McCarthy, who described the moment as her "highlight of the summer".
Speaking to the Irish Examiner, she said that once word spread, dozens of locals jumped into boats to see the magnificent spectacle up close.
"Word spread and there were about ten boats eventually, mostly families with kids," she said.
"Some were sailing, those with engines turned them off or put into neutral and we drifted with dolphins.
"This is the first time we’ve ever seen them in such numbers within Baltimore Harbour. It looked like an end-of-summer spectacle that they had been choreographing for weeks."
— Flor MacCarthy🇺🇦 (@florNEWS) August 15, 2021
In the video, several dolphins are seen jumping and playing with one another, as the atmosphere on the surrounding boats reaches fever pitch.
Truly, a wonderful sight.