Photo exhibition inspired by confinement at Cork Airport

Based in Skibbereen, Dominic Casey has fulfilled a 30-year dream by opening his first photography exhibition at Cork Airport.

Although he’s been taking pictures for more than 30 years, Dominic Casey, who works as a marketing manager at his local credit union, only started selling prints of his work in 2020 after people discovered his Instagram account.

Dominic Casey said: “When the world couldn’t visit West Cork I decided to give a piece of West Cork to the world by creating an Instagram account to share pictures of my walks with my wife Gemma and our two children .”

The Instagram account quickly became a business for Dominic as his followers and then local retailers got in touch to request prints.

Dominic said ‘it’s been a bit of a whirlwind from those lockdown walks to achieving the lifelong ambition of having my own exhibition thanks to Niall MacCarthy and his team at Cork Airport’.

Dominic has been photographing the stunning landscapes of Ireland for over 30 years after receiving his first camera at the age of 14.

“I got a helping hand from my older brother when I was 14, and ever since then I’ve been hooked, using all my free time to take photos of my beautiful hometown of West Cork,” Dominic added.

The display has already impressed Failte Ireland who used Dominic of Kilcoe Castle’s image to showcase the Wild Atlantic Way near one of the airport’s arrival gates.

The photograph can be viewed by all visitors to Cork Airport until mid-January and full details of the exhibition are available at dominiccaseyphotos.ie

Michael E. Marquez