Monday, 22 September 2008

Andy McInroy's Great Sea Caves of Antrim

The Antrim Coast is perhaps the most photographed section of coastline in Ireland. However, hidden in this rugged landscape are some dark and forgotten sea caverns that are rarely visited.

Interestingly, a search of the old writings, etchings and photographs from the last two centuries yields some fantastic material relating to these old and unchanging places. The adventurous Victorians loved to row into these caverns to take picnics, to paint and to snap photographs.

Many of the old photographs and etchings can still be found today in antique and curiosity shops. Seeing this old material has inspired me to revisit these long forgotten chambers of the Antrim Coast and to create a new photographic record of these secret places.


Andy McInroy