On Monday 29th May 2023 “Nationwide” visited Blackrock to feature the work done by Blackrock Tidy Towns over many years to bring the village into the top tier of performers in the National Tidy Towns competition. Anne Cassin and the Nationwide film crew spent most of the day in the village and visited Main Street
Blackrock has once again won the Overall Award in the 2022 “Louth Looking Good” competition organised by Louth Tidy Towns Together and sponsored by Councillors Maria Doyle and Liam Reilly. Dromiskin came second and Monasterboice third. Blackrock also received a Biodiversity Award, and five businesses received shopfront awards.