Lonewolf Motorcycle Club was founded by a group of local motorcycle enthusiasts. Our name arose from a local legend of a fight to the death between an Irish Wolfhound and a wolf at Antrim Castle.
Back in the 17th Century, Lady Marion, wife of Hugh Clotworthy, liked to spend her time wandering through the woods along the banks of Lough Neagh. One day a terrifying howl broke the silence of her walk. Out from the trees stalked a huge wolf hackles raised, preparing itself to attack the terrified woman. The wolf’s howl was answered by a ferocious roar and an Irish Wolfhound bounded out of the forest. Lady Marian fainted and fell to the ground.
Legend has it that the two noble beasts fought each other to the death. Sure enough when Lady Marion awoke the wolf was dead and the wolfhound was badly injured. Lady Marian then brought the dog to the nearby stream and tended to its wounds, but as soon as it had recovered it disappeared as quickly as it appeared.
One stormy night the howling of a wolfhound was heard high over the wind. Startled the wardens of the castle quickly lit their beacon fires only to see a large army of Irish invaders coming towards them. The troops were alerted and the invaders quickly melted away when they realised they had lost the element of surprise.
Once again the wolfhound had saved the Clotworthy family from disaster and Sir Hugh Clotworthy had a stone statue made in honour of the wolfhound. The statue can still be seen to this day in the grounds of the Antrim Forum.
As for the lone wolf, well he found a place in the hearts of the local bikers!
Here's a blast from the past. It's the founder members making friends with their wolf brethren.
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