Blackrock Tidy Towns have commissioned a number of significant studies of the village.  You can read or download each of them by clicking on the Report name.


The first study examined and documented the diverse and unique ecology of the village. The Ecology of Blackrock was published in 2007 and won a regional biodiversity award that year in the national Tidy Towns competition.


The next study looked at the architecture of Main Street, and made recommendations on how this character can be retained in the light of ongoing development. The Architecture of Main Street, Blackrock was published in 2008.


Our 2009 study looked at what would be required to restore the main beach in the village to the condition which prevailed up to the 1960s. “Study of Blackrock Beach” included recommendations for restoration of the beach.


In 2010 we commissioned two surveys of the Hamilton Marsh wetland off Rock Road – “Bird Survey of Hamilton Marsh” and “Bat Survey of Hamilton Marsh”.