Bronze busts to celebrate the Dromara Destroyers

Joanne Ross


Joanne Ross


WORK is almost complete to a tribute garden celebrating the success of the Dromara Destroyers.

The garden in Dromara village will honour the four riders who achieved so much in their racing careers.

Brian Reid, Raymond McCullough, Trevor Steele and Ian McGregor competed in many high profile racing competitions throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s bringing pride to Dromara.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council is working in partnership with the Dromara Destroyers to develop the garden which is being funded through the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (NIRDP).

A spokesperson from Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council confirmed the garden will be officially unveiled on Thursday (27 September).

The construction works consist of five individual pieces, four bronzed busts of each of the Destroyers erected on reconstituted limestone plinths and an information panel.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council shared computer generated images with The Outlook of what the garden will look like when it is finished.

Illuminated by up-lighters, the busts will be the central focus of the garden, creating a focal point for the village and improving the current setting.

The busts have been designed by Belfast artist John Sherlock, who has produced much of Northern Ireland’s outstanding artworks.

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