Well-known and respected Ballymena historian and former teacher Dr Eull Dunlop has died.
Dr Dunlop passed away on Friday.
He was husband of Dorothy, Galgorm Road, Ballymena, and brother of Pauline.
A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Eull will be held in Connor Presbyterian Church at 11am on Tuesday 7th August.
A minute’s silence was held for Dr Dunlop at Monday night’s meeting of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council in Ballymena.
Dr Dunlop had written several books and subjects included Cambridge House; Ahoghill and Ballymena Town Hall among others.
He had an encyclopedic knowledge of history of the area and was regarded as the go-to man on local matters of yesteryear.
He also had worked as a community history officer for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.
His passing comes just weeks after another historian, Alex Blair, from the Ballymoney area, died.
Tributes have been paid to Dr Dunlop, including by pupils he taught at Cambridge House Grammar School in Ballymena.
One former pupil said: ‘Ballymena residents and ex-pats may well have fond memories of the vast talent, humour and character of Cambridge House teacher/ historian Dr Dunlop. Sorry to hear of his passing, have very fond memories of him’.
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim has expressed her condolences.
Councillor Lindsay Millar said: “On behalf of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, I send my deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Dr Dunlop.
“Dr Dunlop was held is extremely high regard in Ballymena and throughout Mid and East Antrim, and Northern Ireland.
“He was a fountain of knowledge when it came to our past and was hugely respected by his peers and the local community.
“Dr Dunlop will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing and learning from an exemplary individual.”