The new Blackrock Tourism and Development Group brand was launched in the Claremont Hotel on Thursday 11th August 2017 to a sizeable crowd of locals and visitors alike. The event was to showcase a new tourism initiative to grow sustainabkle tourism in the village and to showcase Blackrock as part of the Irelands Ancient East national tourism programme being promoted by Failte Ireland.

As well as a signature new brand developed by Grandson a new Tourist Guide and Walking Map fro Blackrock was also launched.

This illustrative map and walking guide was handdrawn by an artist and has taken a year to complete. The map will have a first print run of at least 5000 copies and will go to print w/c 14th  August 2017. Those wishing to take out an advert of listing should contact the group via or via Aine in Sybil Shop on the main street.