Great Sea Caves of Antrim

The Antrim coast is perhaps the most photographed section of coastline in Ireland. However, hidden under this rugged landscape are some dark and forgotten sea caves which 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 caves 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.



Chapter List
1. The Ghost of Cathedral Cave
2. Portcoon Cave
3. Mermaid's Cave
4. The Stalactite Cave of Larrybane
5. Into the Depths of the Grand Cave, Runkerry
6. The Caves of Rathlin Island and the Hunt for Bruce's Cave
7. The Caves of Prehistoric Man, Whitepark Bay


Note of Caution
Many of these caves are tidal and require protected climbing, exposed scrambling or entrance by boat. Rougue sea swells and tidal traps can be serious hazards. If you intend to visit any these caves, please go carefully and at your own risk.