William Dunlop Memorial unveiling scheduled for next month

William Dunlop Memorial unveiling scheduled for next month

Causeway Coast And Glens Council have confirmed that the unveiling of the William Dunlop memorial is scheduled for next month.  

The statue will stand in the Joey and Robert Dunlop Memorial Gardens in Ballymoney.

William who was part of the Dunlop family racing dynasty died after a crash during the Skerries 100 road race in Ireland, aged 32 on the 7th July 2018.  During his racing career, he accumulated 108 Irish National Road Race wins.

In December Councillors agreed to fund £13,867 to enable the William Dunlop Memorial project to be completed.

A Council spokesperson said that they will have 'further details on the unveiling in due course.'

Cllr Darryl Wilson said "It will be a bittersweet occasion when the statue of William Dunlop is unveiled within the Dunlop Memorial garden, close to where his father's statue is located.

"The people of the Town, the Borough, and beyond will always hold the members of the Dunlop Road racing dynasty close to their hearts.

"The unveiling will be a reminder of one of our most talented sons, and also a sad reminder of the loss suffered by William's family,  friends, and the entire community.

"The statue will be a fitting tribute to William and will ensure that the fond memories we all have of the man will endure for generations to come."

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