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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

New ‘Armoy Armada’ mural takes pride of place in village

A new mural has been created on the gable end of the Tuck Inn in Armoy remembering the Armoy Armada.

The mural depicts the four members of the famous group of road racers; Frank Kennedy, Mervyn Robinson and brothers Joey & Jim Dunlop.

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The mural was commissioned by James & Elizabeth McMullan for the Tuck Inn and pained by Oliver McParland (Oliver’s Art)

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The village has a long motorbike racing history and for over 10 years now has hosted the Armoy Road Races in memory of the four individuals.

Unfortunately only one member of the group is still alive, Jim Dunlop, with Frank, Mervyn and Joey all losing their life whilst racing.

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HOWEVER their legacy continues not just through the local road race created in their honour, but the surnames of Dunlop, Kennedy and Robinson are still involved in one way or another in the sport.

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