Blackrock, Co. Louth

Blackrock is a pleasant seaside town in County Louth with impressive views north over the beach and Dundalk Bay towards the Cooley Mountains. Since the late 1960s, Blackrock has expanded significantly and has become more of a suburb to Dundalk. With the opening of the M1 Motorway to Dublin, there has been another wave of expansion and it is also becoming a commuter town with access to North Dublin.

Blackrock beach and its promenade is still the focal point of the village and the site of an annual Raft Race, as well as several other events throughout the year.

In common with a number of east coast locations, the beach has a very small gradient and the sea retreats about 5km at low tide. The exposed seabed is a mixture of sand and mud flats. It is a suitable and fertile habitat for a variety of wader birds, including brent geese and dunlins. Even at High Tide, the Water level is only about 1m out to the channel, and the front is becoming popular as a safe sailboarding venue.

More recently Kitesurfing is becoming more and more popular in the area. Its an ideal location for learning when the tide is out and when the tide is in because of the shallow depths and more often than not, flat water.

There are also several of the East coast's and Ireland's finest championship links golf courses nearby.

Gardens

Knockabbey Castle and Gardens - Tallanstown County Louth
Knockabbey Castle & Gardens
Tallanstown, Co. Louth
Also known as Thomastown Castle, the earliest part of the building dates back to 1399 and this tower house played a part in the strategic defence of the northwest corner of the Pale. A Georgian and later a Gothic wing were added, and the old towe ...

Golf

County Louth Golf Clubhouse
County Louth Golf Club (Baltray)
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Course Type: Links
County Louth Golf Club or "Baltray" as it is more affectionately known is situated 7km (4 miles) from the historic town of Drogheda at the mouth of the river Boyne. With the river to th ...

Self Catering

Selfcatering
Tankardstown House & Cottages
Slane, Co. Meath
Tricia and and Brian Conroy’s magnificent Georgian country house with cottages is available to hire for an exclusive stay or to host a private house party (maximum sixty guests). Set in parkland near the charming village of Slane in Coun ...

What's On

Castlebellingham Market - County Louth - First Sunday each month
Castlebellingham Market

Bellingham Castle Hotel, Castlebellingham, County Louth

First Sunday of month 11am - 6pm

Contact:

Irish Organic Trading Ltd.

Tel: +353 ...

Tourist Attractions

Funtasia Waterpark - Drogheda County Louth Ireland
Funtasia Waterpark
Drogheda, Co. Louth
This Egyptian themed entertainment center includes pirates cove interactive waterpark with over 200 water gushing activities including the adrenalin pumping super bowl speed slide and the Boomerang. Other attractions include the Atlantis Cove ...

Wedding Venues

Wedding
Beaulieu House, Gardens and Car Museum
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Situated on the banks of the River Boyne, downstream from the town of Drogheda, Beaulieu was one of the first unfortified houses built in Ireland. It was built in the Dutch style between 1660 and 1666 for Sir Henry Tichbourne, of whom the present ...
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