Larne Basin

The stunning countryside of South Antrim is included in the licence area granted by DETI to Infrastata plc. and eCORP Oil and Gas (UK) Limited in an area described as Central Larne and the Lough Neagh Basin.

See current plans for Larne Basin.

Portmuck north end looking south,  photo by Craig Sommerville

Portmuck north end looking south, photo by Craig Sommerville

Some of the most beautiful coastal areas in Northern Ireland stand in the firing line including all of breath taking Islandmagee peninsula. The towns of Antrim, Glengormley, Templepatrick, Newtownabbey, Ballyclare, Carrickfergus, Larne and Whitehead, small villages and communities such as Ballynure and Doagh and the awe inspiring Northern Irish countryside surrounding these towns will be potentially affected by this industry. This part of South Antrim takes in famous historic sites such as Carrickfergus Castle and the National Trust owned Portmuck, The Isle of Muck and Brown’s Bay all proposed areas of special scientific interest (PASSI).

Also located on Islandmagee is the Gobins. Now an ASSI, the Gobbins cliffs afford stunning panoramic views and were the site of the now derelict Gobbins cliff path, cut into the rock and comprising suspended walkways and bridges, a feat of engineering once more popular than the Giant’s Causeway.

Tombola Muck island,  photo by Craig Sommerville

Tombola Muck island, photo by Craig Sommerville

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