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“Beautiful and truly respectful place dedicated to two exceptional Road Racers”

Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Ballymoney
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This hidden gem, was SO worth a visit. Every aspect of it is considered and thoughtfully constructed paying a real homage to Joey and Robert Dunlop. Its listed as a memorial and botanical garden, and it was lovely to see a hornbeam tree and other rare additions set with the tributes, excesses of flowers softening the edges of the memorials. It is very easy to miss, to just drive past on the main road, but there is good parking off road behind the gardens with a short walk, and a little more difficult approach for wheelchair users or folks with mobility problems... although the gardens themselves are very accessibility friendly... and there are several bench seats placed around the entire area for a quiet sit and contemplation. It was humbling to read the tiny plaque placed on Joey Dunlop's statue... bringing all of this to a very human level after seeing ALL of his and Robert's successes listed in black marble.

Thank red c
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you ever had an interest in motor bike racing, this is a must. Very tastefully and beautifully kept, you`ll be amazed at the achievements of this extraordinary man and his brother. Also visit Joeys Bar where you`ll be served by a very friendly member of the Dunlop family.

Thank Borderbob1
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Parking no problem on street at front and at the side. Nice tribute to Joey with a lovely sculpture and a memorial of all his wins. Good spot to sit and relax and remember a legend.

Thank Jason M
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

A well kept venue in honour of two well respected motorcyclist, Joey and Robert Dunlop. The flowers and surrounding trees are well kept with seating provided to sit and reflect on the achievements made by the two brothers, their achievements all detailed on their respective memorials.

Thank 554bernie49
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with my partner who's a bike fanatic.
Very moving place. Beautifully laid out and well kept. Although I didn't know anything about the Dunlops before going there, I found it both interesting and very informative.

Thank Ola1769
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