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Co Antrim man recognised for long career in motorbike racing photography

Local photographer David McIntyre who was recognised at a recent Mayors reception, pictured here with Mervyn White as he is presented with a gift.

Local photographer Derek McIntyre who was recognised at a recent Mayors reception, pictured here with Mervyn White as he is presented with a gift.


The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens has paid tribute to Co Antrim professional photographer Derek McIntyre, for his outstanding promotion of motorbike racing for over 35 years.

 

Derek, who is well known in for his images of local motorbike racing, has also travelled globally with Joey Dunlop taking iconic images for Motorcycle News.



The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan pictured with David McIntyre who was recognised at a recent reception.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan pictured with Derek McIntyre who was recognised at a recent reception.


Welcoming Derek to a special reception in Cloonavin, Cllr Callaghan said:


“I am amazed at the skilful and talented photography showcased in this book which catalogues what has no doubt been a very interesting and exciting career to date.

 

“I am also thankful to Derek for his promotion of Northern Ireland motorcycle racing through photography at events such as the Armoy Road Races and North West 200.

 


“He is no doubt dedicated to the sport, and his work has been fantastic for the tourism industry especially in Causeway Coast and Glens. I know residents of the Borough will join me in congratulating Derek for his work, successful career and will be keen to acquire a copy of his new book.”


The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan pictured alongside local photographer David McIntyre and his family who attended a recent reception in Council’s Civic Headquarters.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan pictured alongside local photographer David McIntyre and his family who attended a recent reception in Council’s Civic Headquarters.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan pictured alongside local photographer David McIntyre and those who attended a recent reception in Council’s Civic Headquarters.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan pictured alongside local photographer Derek McIntyre and those who attended a recent reception in Council’s Civic Headquarters.


Over the years Derek has been lucky enough to cross paths with giants of the motorcycling world, such as Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini and of course the local Dunlop family legends.

 

Using a fantastic and interesting archive of images created over his long career, Derek McIntyre’s tabletop book called ‘Derek McIntyre Ballymoney Photographer’ is filled with exciting images catalogued over 35 years and is available to purchase in Northern Ireland retailers.

 


To find out more the book contact Leslie Moore on 07831465676.

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