RIP Tony Golden

Arrangements for the State funeral of Garda Tony Golden have been released. Reposing at his home at Sandygrove, Blackrock, from 3pm to 7pm on Wednesday. House is private at all other times. Removal on Thursday to St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Blackrock, arriving for funeral Mass at noon, followed by burial at St. Paul’s, Heynestown. Family

Heritage Week Talk on the Mary Stoddart Disaster

This year’s National Heritage Week event in the village takes place on Thursday the 27th of August.  Local historian and author Noel Sharkey will continue his series of annual on-site talks with a presentation at the Sundial on the the sinking of the “Mary Stoddart” just off Blackrock in April 1858.  Eleven men lost their