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Written by Larry Magnier   
Friday, 19 December 2014 16:10
Blackrock Tidy Towns would like to wish everyone in the village and beyond a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2015.  Thanks to all our volunteers, sponsors and contributors over the last twelve months, and a very special thanks to the CE Scheme who contribute so much to the village. We look forward to working with you all again in the New Year to keep Blackrock looking beautiful.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014 16:10
HaggleRock Theatre Group PDF Print E-mail
Written by jascom   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 18:07


The newly formed HaggleRock Theatre Group from Blackrock/Haggardstown celebrated their first Christmas party together in Jackies Restaurant & Bar at the weekend.  After 8 weeks of rehearsals the cast and members doubled up their celebrations on the night by supporting fellow HaggleRock member, Patricia Reynolds with the launch of her new poetry book Thats Life


Its been a busy six months for the group since their first meeting in June and they now have over 25 paid up members to date.  Their debut play Only An Hour From Dublin written by Grainne Jordan (originally from Ardee and now living in Dublin) will take place over two nights on March 27th & 28th in Blackrock/Haggardstown.   Only an Hour From Dublin is a three act comedy based on a Dublin family who during the Celtic Tiger era take over a stately home bed and breakfast in a fictional town only an hour from the capital.


The cast includes; Patricia Reynolds, Joan Wilson, Margaret Gamble, Fiona OMurchu, John Tumilty, Brian McElroy, Frank McGrath, Suzanne Kavanagh, Tom Doonan,Eimear Boyle and Anne Donaghy. The play is directed by Pat Cleary and co-directed by  Brigitte Nelson.   Non cast members are busy working behind the scenes towards making Only An Hour From Dublin a success.


HaggleRock Theatre Groups next meeting takes place on Tuesday 6th January 2015 at St. Furseys School, Haggardstown at 7:30 p.m.    New members welcome - 30 annual fee.

Blackrock Doggie Ambassadors PDF Print E-mail
Written by Larry Magnier   
Monday, 08 December 2014 20:33
Blackrock Tidy Towns has launched its Doggie Ambassador initiative in an attempt to address the continuing problem of dog fouling in the village.  Ten "ambassadors" have already been recruited and can now be seen walking their dogs around Blackrock wearing their distinctive armbands.  They carry spare plastic bags and will provide these to other dog owners if asked.
Sometimes a dog owner forgets to carry something to clean up if their dog fouls in a public place. Our team of Blackrock Doggie Ambassadors will be more than willing to provide a bag where this happens, and they can be easily identified by their yellow armbands.
The Doggie Ambassador project began in Scotland a few years ago and has become a successful international initiative to combat the environmental and health implications of dog fouling. It was launched on a county-wide basis by Louth Tidy Towns Together earlier this year.  The campaign is supported by black and blue signs which alert dog owners to their responsibilities to clean up as well as reminding them of the penalties of they do not.
People have become a lot less tolerant of the small number of dog owners who do not clean up after their pets, and are much more likely now to report this to the authorities.  As a result The Litter Wardens and Dog Wardens are also a lot more vigilant.
If anybody would like to join the Blackrock Doggie Ambassador team they can contact the Tidy Towns by phoning 087 2642064, by emailing  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or find them on Facebook.
Picture shows Doggie Ambassadors Sarah and "Max", Maura and "Fibi", Dorothy and "Sukki", Paul and "Scamp", and Janet and "Molly" at the launch of the initiative in Blackrock.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 20:34
Blackrock Tidy Towns Table Quiz 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Larry Magnier   
Friday, 07 November 2014 16:32
table quiz winners 2014 - dromiskin tidy towns
Pictured are the Dromiskin Tidy Towns team who won the Blackrock Tidy Towns Table Quiz 2014 - Sinead Mulligan, Sheelagh Scott, Brigid Flanagan and Pat Mulligan.  Congratulations to the winners, to Dundalk Golf Club who came 2nd, and to all the raffle winners.  Thanks again to all our sponsors who so generously donated prizes.

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