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Dudley Lifeboat Returns to Blackrock

2018-06-24T10:05:23+00:00 June 24th, 2018|News|

The General R Dudley Blake Lifeboat made its return on 23rd June 2018 exactly 24 years to the day since it was in Blackrock in 1994 and a whole 109 years since it was commissioned. The homecoming was celebrated through with an escort from the Louth Sub Aqua Club and music from The Samba Band. [...]

Dudley Lifeboat Homecoming

2018-06-22T11:09:26+00:00 June 18th, 2018|News|

Kindly Sponsored By BHK Credit Union, Co. Louth Join us to welcome the General R Dudley Blake home This boat has had an amazing journey through history and is making its way home from Hook Head lighthouse in Wexford back to Blackrock Village where it last made a short visit in 1994.  Ownership of the [...]

International Yoga Day – Blackrock Beach

2018-06-18T18:50:33+00:00 June 18th, 2018|News|

21st of June is the longest day but also International Yoga Day , weather permitting the idea is , no experience required just come along for a positive experience, with teacher Anne Stewart, we will do 21 rounds of sun salutations at 10am. Anyone who practices yoga knows how much it gives to them , [...]

Save The Dudley Crowdfunder Launched

2018-06-10T18:54:27+00:00 June 1st, 2018|News|

Save The General R Dudley Blake Lifeboat Help us to preserve an important piece of Blackrock History The first lifeboat station in Dundalk Bay was established in 1859 following the loss of the Mary Stoddart in 1858. The Life Boathouse was erected by Lord Clermont and from 1859 to 1935 it had four lifeboats with [...]

5 things to do in Blackrock Co Louth this Summer

2018-05-15T13:32:18+00:00 May 11th, 2018|News|

Its been a long time coming but the summer has arrived in Blackrock so we are giving you five top things to look forward in 2018 in Blackrock, Co. Louth. Here are the top 5 things to do this summer. 1. Hit the Beach As the evenings are getting longer you can finish up a [...]

Blackrock Tourist and Walking Maps Available

2018-04-14T11:17:35+00:00 March 30th, 2018|News|

The all new Blackrock Tourist and Walking Map is now available in shops and bars throughout the village and beyond. The initiative which has taken over 6 months to develop is aimed at attracting tourists to the village as part of the Irelands Ancient East programme brand being promoted by Failte Ireland. The map has [...]

St Patricks Day Parade – Winners and Photos

2018-03-19T10:07:51+00:00 March 18th, 2018|News|

A big thank you to everyone who came along to the Blackrock St Patricks Day Parade 2018 on a very chilly and windy day. Thankfully a colourful and lively parade based around this years theme of "Coastal Carnival" warmed things up. We had some really creative ideas for floats this year and though everyone who [...]

Blackrock St Patricks Day Parade Details

2018-03-15T20:50:20+00:00 March 15th, 2018|News|

We are planning to have the biggest and best StPatrick's Day parade ever this Saturday 17th 2018 and the details of the event are as follows for participants and attendees. Times The parade will start from Cocklehill, Blackrock at 1:30pm sharp and will proceed through the village past the judges stand and up Sandy Lane. [...]

Event Stewards Required

2018-02-24T13:08:29+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|News|

Its going to be a busy 2018 for Tourist Events in Blackrock, Co Louth and the Blackrock Tourism and Development Group are looking for help from volunteer stewards to keep our events safe and fun for all. If you can spare a few hours for any of the events (or for all!) and like wearing [...]