At the National Tidy Towns Awards in The Helix in Dublin on Monday 30th September, Blackrock received the award for Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town 2019. The village was also Louth’s Tidies Town, Tidiest Town in the Midlands and East Region. and received a Gold Medal. Blackrock’s points increased to 345, just one point behind Glaslough in County Monaghan – Ireland’s Tidiest Town. The village is now joint 2nd in Ireland out of 924 entries in the competition.