Map: UFO sightings in Ireland by county

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Conversely Dublin is hugely popular with 21 sightings in 012, although the data does not reveal if they are enticed by the spire, the Guinness Storehouse or scouting out the Viking Tour bus route.

The correlation between sightings and population size were clearer as Cork also had a high number of sightings with 12 in total, Kildare coming third with 10.

There were more sightings in the summer months, perhaps because the skies are clearer and certainly not because of the fabled Irish summer.

013 has also seen sightings with 14 in total. Most are again clustered around Dublin with a few scattered across the country.

Check out the map below.

Blue placemarks denote no sightings, green (1-3), yellow (4-6), red (7-10), indigo (12-20), magenta (20+). The UFO-esque shapes represent the locations of 013 sightings.

Raf Diallo - Newstalk