Robert Dunlop Memorial Garden
Robert Dunlop was following in the footsteps of his older brother Joey, as an international motorcycling superstar until his tragic death in 2008 at a qualifying session of the North West 200. Designed in consultation with Robert’s family, the Robert Dunlop Memorial Garden was opened by Ballymoney Borough Council on 8 May 2010 and adjoins the neighbouring Memorial Garden which honours his brother Joey.
The beautiful garden features a polished granite obelisk that lists Robert’s many achievements, including five wins at the Isle of Man, 15 at the North West 200 and nine at the Ulster Grand Prix. In addition, he won Grands Prix in Indonesia and Macau, was awarded Enkalon Motorcyclist of the Year three times and was the first rider to be inducted into the Irish Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
A bronze sculpture, showing Robert triumphant after his 1998 Isle of Man TT victory, was unveiled in March 2011. The sculpture was created by David Annand from Fife, Scotland and was funded by generous contributions from road racing fans across the world through the Robert Dunlop Memorial Sculpture Fund.
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Address: Castle Street
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Contact: Ballymoney Tourist Information Centre
Tel: (028) 2766 0230
Fax: (028) 2766 0222