There have been four confirmed sightings of UFOS in Ireland so far this year, according to a report from UFO Info, one of the most authentic websites on the issue.

The four were all accepted by the UFO Info body as legitimate sightings. Three were seen in May, all not far distant from each other, the fourth was seen in February.

Here are the official reports:

Location: Cratloe Woods Co. Clare Ireland
Date: 2 10 2011 (approx)
Time: 9:30pm
Number of witnesses: On motorway maybe a few others
Number of objects: 4
Shape of objects: Round orange shapes
Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No
Weather Conditions: Clear sky, no clouds whatsoever

Description: First of all the above date is not the exact date, but I was driving on the motorway, just passing the Clare Inn Hotel, when I looked to my left and seen 4 bright orange lights. There were 3 already in the sky the last 1 had just come up from out of the woods, and from the speed they were going it was just like they had all just come up from the woods, going from west to east in direction all 4 objects.

It was 9:30pm and it was dark, I did try to capture on my fone on video but it was an old model Motorola and was bad quality I had pulled in off the road.

I am telling the truth 100% and maybe if the woods were investigated would find traces of something there, whether it be burnt grass or a level of activity. I'm not the expert here ok thats all I have to say about the matter thank you.

UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Dublin, above the main city
Date: May 6 2011
Time: About half 7 (pm)
Number of witnesses: 3

UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland
Date: May 01 2011
Time: 22:30hrs
Number of witnesses: 4
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Round
Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No
Weather Conditions: Very Good, Good Visibility, Slight Breeze

4 of us were facing north across the river Avoca. A large very bright light appeared to our North, NW. It was round in shape and very bright white light that seemed to shimmer other colours. It was very low approx 1000 to 2000 feet but its speed was remarkable but also seemed to stop dead several times we watched it for about 40 seconds and then it just vanished into thin air. It seemed to be tracking North East to South West. I am an avid plane spotter and amateur astronomer and never saw anything like this before.

UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
2.5 km from toll at Portlaoise on the Portlaoise side
Date: April 23 2011
Time: 01:10am
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 2
Shape of objects: First object flat, oval, saucer shape, second object much bigger
Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No
Weather Conditions: Clear sky, no rain or wind

Description: I was driving my truck along the motorway, it was dark road with no lights on it. I looked in my drivers mirror and saw lights, I didnt know what they were, on second look it was in a still position on outside lane, orange lights. Could not believe what I saw. Stayed at the same distance from me.

A much bigger object came in a downward slow motion it had lots of red lights. They seemed to join on together, I put my window down to look back, there was this white flash, it vanished.

I looked in the mirror and saw a orange line of a streak reverse back at incredible speed, then it turned at a distance, it was gone, never saw nothing like this before, and would love to see it again.

Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Bright/semi bright white light
Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No
Weather Conditions: Overcast, sun not shining, but still it was daylight

: I live high up above Dublin so I have a view of the city at times. I was driving with my mate to pick up another mate and we saw a big white light above the city, I only saw it for a few seconds because houses and trees got in the way.

We picked up my friend and when we were going back I was talking about it and looked behind me to show where it was and it was still there. Moving very slow and steady at a low altitude over the city. It was an unsteady light with varying brightness. Going from a little dot of light to a bright star.

Whatever the object was it was obscured by its own light. Never seen anything that bright in broad daylight, except the sun.

This is my fourth sighting. My first one was made here before you stopped taking reports, and the 2nd and 3rd ones I gave to "Stargazer"