Night after night, photographer Noel Keating stood perched upon a cliff through the cold, wet Donegal weather with a dream. A dream of capturing on camera the beauty of the Northern Lights in the skies above Donegal.

Settled atop of the Slieve League cliffs – the highest cliffs in Ireland – Noel waited patiently with his broken camera through the loneliness of winter nights until, rather fittingly, on St. Patrick’s Day this year, he achieved his goal.

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The result is phenomenal and we think you’ll agree that his effort and patience were completely worth it. The finished time-lapse video looks almost otherworldly as a rainbow of colors stream across the Irish skyline.

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* Originally published in 2015.