Irish priest to live-stream traditional outdoor masses from his drone

Consider it a droning mission for God. An Irish priest has said he’ll live-stream traditional July outdoor masses as a means of allowing parishioners unable to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions to follow along.

Kerry priest uses drone video to beat COVID-19 Delta variant threat

Father Patsy Lynch of south County Kerry announced his aerial innovation after the Diocese advised people against congregating amid rising rates of Delta variant COVID-19 infection. Lynch, a tech enthusiast and drone pilot, told Irish media that using his craft to beam a feed to his Prior parish faithful was the best way to adapt to what risks being a doubly cruel July. Not only are Delta cases spiking in Kerry, but the resulting restrictions threaten to upend the region’s tradition of holding July masses in cemeteries to honor the recently departed. 

In addition to video feeds from above the graveyards in Portmagee, The Glen, and Ballinskelligs, Lynch says he’ll fly his drone down low so…