Blackrock Pumpkin Carnival

Blackrock Pumpkin Carnival

Come along to the annual VisitBlackrock Pumpkin Carnival on Monday 30th October and see one of the largest pumpkin displays in Ireland. We have some Halloween treats, music, facepainting and a spooky “Black Walk” for kids and adults to enjoy.

6:30pm – Pumpkin Display – Bring Your Own Pumpkin @ the Sundial

6:30pm to 7:30pm – Pumpkin Carnival – Trad Halloween Fayre / Music / Facepainting

7:30pm – The Black Walk – Fancy Dress (Kids and Adult) walk to the beach for a scary surprises.

This is  free family friendly gathering organised by the Blackrock Tourism and Development Group. 

Sponsored by Fyffes





Blackrock Film Festival – Aug 31st to Sept 3rd 2017

Blackrock Film Festival – Aug 31st to Sept 3rd 2017

The Blackrock Tourism and Development Group are delighted to announce the inaurgual “Blackrock Film Festival” taking place over 4 days from Thursday 31st August to Sunday 3rd Sept 2017 in the village. The festival which is an expansion of the hugely popular “Cinema On The Sand” event which has run on Blackrock Beach for the past few years and has drawn hundreds of spectators. The plan this year is to continue to show a movie on the beach but also to show three other movies in venues around the village over the weekend. Details of these venues and films will be released at a later date but its sure to be an enjoyable weekend for all the family.

The events will all be FREE and the “Cinema On The Sand” on Friday 1st Sept is in cooperation with an Garda Siochana will be family friendly and alcohol free.

The Film Festival is supported by Louth County Council and Centra.

For further information email or contact Conor Hughes






Cinema On The Sand – Star Wars – 26th Aug 2016

Cinema On The Sand – Star Wars – 26th Aug 2016


Dont miss the #VisitBlackrock “Cinema On The Sand” showing of Star Wars – A New Hope (1977) – Suitable for Kids of All Ages on Friday 26th August @ 8:30pm

This a FREE Family Friendly – Alcohol Free Event – Hot Food available

Bring A Chair – Bring A Blanket – Bring The Force!

Dress Up as your favourite Star Wars Character

Get Updates Via the FB Event –

This event is in association with
Open Air Cinemas Nationwide


This is a Blackrock Community Event to mark the end of the Summer and to support the Blackrock Beach Development.

Sponsorship Packages Available includes :-

  • Onscreen Ad before and after the Movie
  • Promotion on as a Movie Sponsor
  • Featured on #Visitblackrock Facebook and Twitter pages
  • A general all round feel good factor (guaranteed)

Email to sign up – as Sponsorships places are limited to the first 20 companies.


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15th August – Blackrock Day

15th August – Blackrock Day

farmers_dayThe 15th of August is always a great day to VisitBlackrock as traditionally it was associated over the years as a “Farmers Holiday” and a time when the farming community come to Blackrock Village for the day.

Previous years have seen lots of open air musicians, kids entertainment and food/drink galore. So come along for fun sun and who know what’s in store for the Annual 15th of August Meeting in Blackrock Village, Co. Louth in Ireland.

St Patricks Day Parade – Participation Form

St Patricks Day Parade – Participation Form

st_patsThe theme of this year’s Blackrock Village St Patricks Day Parade is “Sound and Vision” so we want to make the parade brighter and louder than ever!

If you want to submit your group, organisations or company into the parade just enter your details below so we can help coordinate a safe and fun event for all.

St Patricks Parade Form
Blackrock Village - Group or Company Participation Form

Mary Stoddart Heritage Talk

Mary Stoddart Heritage Talk

mary_stoddartThis year’s National Heritage Week event in the village takes place on Thursday the 27th of August. Local historian and author Noel Sharkey will continue his series of annual on-site talks with a presentation at the Sundial on the the sinking of the “Mary Stoddart” just off Blackrock in April 1858.  The evening will culminate with the unveiling of two plaques – one at the site of the house where James Crosbey died after being brought ashore, and a second marking the location of the first Blackrock Lifeboat station which was inaugurated as a response to the disaster.  The talk will take place at the Sundial at 7 pm, and admission is free….

Cinema On The Sand – 28th Aug

Cinema On The Sand – 28th Aug



This is a FREE open air event from 8:30pm on the beach which is ALCOHOL FREE and FUN.

Bring your deck chair and blanket and watch the 40th Anniversary Edition of Stephens Spielbergs “JAWS” on a 23 foot wide screen.

This event is suitable for Adults and hot food and drinks will be on sale.


Please check and the Facebook Page regularly.


A limited number of ONSCREEN ADVERTS will be available prior to the film on the night – for pricing and formats.

In association with